Chat and Instant Site Notifications

We’re cranking things into high gear on the release front. We’ll have an announcement of lots of things tomorrow, most of which are part of a migration of features that people have really liked on Empire Avenue on Facebook.

Chat

We’ve had this trialled on the site for the last week or so, but today we’re enabling site-based chat for everyone on www.empireavenue.com. There is a handy link on the bottom bar to disable the chat throughout the site, and you can always go to the Settings page to enable and disable chat. The chat is done by our friends at Envolve.com, and we believe it’s an evolution in chatting beyond what you get on Facebook. You can chat publicly, as well as privately. Envolve is working on all sorts of new features for the chat, so if you like chatting with those you are buying, this is a very cool addition to the site.

Instant Notifications

On Empire Avenue on Facebook we took the application a little bit farther and allowed you to see notifications coming in as they happen. Say, someone buys you and you happen to be on Empire Avenue; we popup a small notification to the top right! We received such good feedback from our testers on Facebook that we thought our audience on the main site would enjoy it as well!

We’ve got much more happening, stay tuned!

1 Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s