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Making things easier…
We’ve been working to make the site a little simpler and easier to use. We’ve focussed more on the “wish list” and “favourites” pages by giving them a prime spot in the main navigation. Hopefully this will make it easier to find.
We’ve also made it easier for newcomers. The “my home” page has been changed into a “welcome” page for new users. We have added some clear “to do” points which helps the user discover whats on offer and marks them off as you go.
What would you do to make Tribesmart easier to use? Let us know.

Making things easier…

We’ve been working to make the site a little simpler and easier to use. We’ve focussed more on the “wish list” and “favourites” pages by giving them a prime spot in the main navigation. Hopefully this will make it easier to find.

We’ve also made it easier for newcomers. The “my home” page has been changed into a “welcome” page for new users. We have added some clear “to do” points which helps the user discover whats on offer and marks them off as you go.

What would you do to make Tribesmart easier to use? Let us know.

Our new improved Facebook app is launched
Hi everyone. Just a quick little post to tell you about our updated Facebook app.
We’ve tweaked it a little to make it more useful. We’ve simplified the interface and given it more of a purpose.  You can now add products to your wish list and favourites within Facebook and you can now easily share your lists with your Facebook friends.
I hope you like the new version.  As always, if you have any comments or feedback, let us know.
http://apps.facebook.com/tribesmart

Our new improved Facebook app is launched

Hi everyone. Just a quick little post to tell you about our updated Facebook app.

We’ve tweaked it a little to make it more useful. We’ve simplified the interface and given it more of a purpose. You can now add products to your wish list and favourites within Facebook and you can now easily share your lists with your Facebook friends.

I hope you like the new version. As always, if you have any comments or feedback, let us know.

http://apps.facebook.com/tribesmart

The Tribesmart iPhone web app gets an update too!
As I like playing around with all things web, and especially since I like playing around with my iPhone, I’ve just updated our web app. You can access it from an iPhone or an iPod Touch at the following address…
http://www.tribesmart.com/iphone
I’ve also added support for Occipital’s RedLaser app. This allows you to scan a barcode and get the best prices from within the Tribesmart app. You can then post a comment, add it as a favourite, or add it to your wanted list. The RedLaser iPhone app can be found here…
http://www.redlaser.com
Instructions to install the app to your home screen can be found on the Tribesmart iPhone page.
I hope you find this new feature useful.

The Tribesmart iPhone web app gets an update too!

As I like playing around with all things web, and especially since I like playing around with my iPhone, I’ve just updated our web app. You can access it from an iPhone or an iPod Touch at the following address…

http://www.tribesmart.com/iphone

I’ve also added support for Occipital’s RedLaser app. This allows you to scan a barcode and get the best prices from within the Tribesmart app. You can then post a comment, add it as a favourite, or add it to your wanted list. The RedLaser iPhone app can be found here…

http://www.redlaser.com

Instructions to install the app to your home screen can be found on the Tribesmart iPhone page.

I hope you find this new feature useful.

Tribesmart gets a makeover

We’re pleased to announce that today we launched a new updated version of Tribesmart. After listening to user feedback and suggestions we’ve tried to make the social shopping experience simpler, slicker and smarter.

Simpler
We’ve brought all of the products into a central “Products” section making it easier to see what’s happening in one place. Browsing products is easier than before as everything can be found within one section. We’ve also grouped key areas such as “Best buys”, “Recommendations” and “Gift ideas” into a new “Featured” section. Login is easier than ever with options to sign in using your Facebook or Twitter accounts.

Slicker
The “My account” section is more prominent than ever and is now a central part of your Tribesmart browsing experience. You can keep up-to-date and get personalised recommendations directly from your home page. We’ve also updated various user interface elements making them more interactive and nicer to use. The new search box makes finding products quicker and easier.

Smarter
Our new “Shops” section helps you find specific retailers and allows you to add comments about your experiences. Help other shoppers find good online stores by rating shops and becoming a fan. The “Community” is also more important than ever and now has it’s own section where you can find member profiles and user created lists.

Tribesmart - The Web’s smartest social shopping Website.

To make things even easier for our users, we have added another method of logging in. In addition to the “Facebook Connect” login option, you can now also login to Tribesmart using your Twitter account.
It’s easy to use, just click on the “Sign in with Twitter” button and allow Tribesmart to login using your Twitter account. Your Twitter password is never made available to Tribesmart so you don’t need to worry about sharing your Twitter login details with us.
Happy shopping!

To make things even easier for our users, we have added another method of logging in. In addition to the “Facebook Connect” login option, you can now also login to Tribesmart using your Twitter account.

It’s easy to use, just click on the “Sign in with Twitter” button and allow Tribesmart to login using your Twitter account. Your Twitter password is never made available to Tribesmart so you don’t need to worry about sharing your Twitter login details with us.

Happy shopping!

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We’re back! What went wrong?

Our hosting provider had a major system outage Sunday evening. This was caused by hackers who brought down their main control system.

Unfortunately, this also meant that all of their clients (including us) had their servers taken down.

Some people were lucky and had their servers restored and back online the next day. Some people (like us) were not so lucky and suffered complete data loss.

This meant that we had to re-install our server from scratch and reload everything from our backups. This took longer than we hoped, but thankfully everything is now back exactly as it was before.

We are very sorry for the downtime and we hope you continue to enjoy using our Website.

Downtime

Some of you may have noticed that our Website is currently offline. Unfortunately, this is due to problems with our hosting provider’s network.

They are working on the issue and we hope to be back online as soon as possible.

A few improvements

We’ve been working on the Website trying to improve the user experience within the “my pages” section.

The “my pages” area has now been integrated with the user profile pages. This puts everything into one place making it easier to manage your products and lists.

Also, the user profiles have been improved with additional tabs making it easier to access a user’s product finds and favourite items.

Not only that, we’ve also just launched our brand new wish list feature. You can add products to your “wanted list” and share it with your friends. This allows them to reserve products so other people know what gifts have already been purchased.

Happy shopping!

Facebook Connect

We’ve been tinkering with the Facebook “Connect” platform and have just released our new login feature.

Facebook Connect allows new users to quickly sign up for Tribesmart using their existing Facebook account. Simply click “Connect” and it will log you in to Tribesmart automatically.

It also benefits existing users by making it easier to import friends and post product comments back to their Facebook profile page.

This feature is new, so if you have any problems or feedback, please let us know in our discussion forum.