We have had really really busy few months. And I believe we have been able to deliver to our users a more reliable and useful sharing platform.
Our backend system has been redesigned from the scratch with scalability in mind and now is able to withhold rapidly increasing number of reposts. Also the frontend one was redesigned and moved to more reliable hosting platform nodejitsu.com.
Google+ sing-in integrationAs you have already noticed, we have integrated Google+ Sign-in. Of course, this does not change anything for you. You will see Friends+Me application in the list of applications you have granted access to your Google+ account. This list can be found in your Google+ profile in About tab.
We have settled with Facebook Spam FilterThe biggest improvement we have introduced to Friends+Me recently is the new fplus.me shortener. Its main value is in the reduction of the number of the rejected Facebook reposts because of false positive spam identification.
Right from the beginning we have to battle Facebook and its mighty spam filter. About 8.4% of all reposts to Facebook have been rejected because they were falsely identified as spam or abusive. Thanks to fplus.me shortener we have been able to dramaticly reduce the number of rejected reposts to only 0.41%. This is a huge success.
Facebook and backlinks in messagesWe were forced to remove backlinks from photo reposts. Because we were told they violate Facebook Platform Policies. So far we have no success in replacing them with some other functionality. But we will keep fighting.
Facebook reposts improvementsThe action link in a Facebook note repost was renamed from "Google+" to "Comment on Google+". This should increase user engagement in Google+.
The duplicate comment was removed from video reposts.
Repost option "Always append a link to original Google+ activity" was renamed to "Always link back to original Google+ activity" which is more accurate. Reposts link back to Google+ post when enabled and to content shared by Google+ post when disabled.