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Announcing Facebook Connect on BonzoBox

A few minutes ago we pushed a major update that adds Facebook Connect to BonzoBox.  We’re pretty excited about this and hope that you will be too!

Facebook Connect allows you to sign in to BonzoBox by authenticating with Facebook instead of creating a username and password on BonzoBox.  If you already have a BonzoBox account you can add Facebook authentication to your account by going to Settings, (by your name in the top right), then choosing Account Linking. If you don’t already have a BonzoBox account simply click the Facebook Connect button in the Sign Up screen.  To sign in using Facebook Connect click the Facebook Connect button in the BonzoBox Sign In screen.

This is only our first step with the Facebook platform here on BonzoBox. We are planning even deeper integration with the Facebook platform and there is more to come.

New Feedback & Upgrades

Our new feedback tab.

Our new feedback tab.

Great new feedback system from Get Satisfaction

Here on BonzoBox there’s always been a link at the very bottom of the site that allows you to send feedback to us, but it’s not very obvious and just sends an E-mail – not very 21st century of us, so this week we have pushed an update that gives all of you BonzoBoxers out there a way to participate in making BonzoBox better:  Feedback powered by Get Satisfaction.

Get Satisfaction allows you to send us questions, ideas, problem reports, and even praise, and it lets others see what’s going on and let us know their thoughts on the subject.  For example, if Sally wants the ability to make her BonzoBox sing to her she can post an idea that says “BonzoBox should sing to me.”  Then, if Jane likes the idea she can tell us so from the same web page and start following the idea so she knows what’s going on.  This will allow us to know which ideas are the most loved, (or hated).  It also means that the survey will be closed down by the end of the weekend.

You will notice a black tab on the left side of most BonzoBox pages that says “Feedback.”  Just click it and tell us your ideas, wishes, and gripes.

Back-End improvements to allow for faster updates

You may not be aware, but BonzoBox is multi-lingual, we have both English and Spanish versions of BonzoBox, and have a couple more languages coming soon.  However, it’s tough to quickly add new features to a website when everything has to be done in four languages! So, a major part of our updates this week consisted of code changes that allow us to update the different languages independently as the translations are ready.  This means that for those of you using BonzoBox in English, you may see features slightly faster than those of you using BonzoBox in other languages.  This will allow us to keep on innovating and experimenting at breakneck speed!

Who is this John guy?

You may have noticed that this post is not written by the Bonzo Guy.  It’s written by John.  I am the Chief Technology Officer of BonzoBox and I will be writing about new features and upgrades to BonzoBox, and maybe something else once in a while if I feel like it.  Want to know what’s in my BonzoBox?  Check it out here.