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I am doing these last things before the site release
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☰ Posted: 268 days ago
Hello everyone! I am working on the following before releasing the site. I'm not sure how many days it will take but I am pretty confident that these changes will make Jappleng more enjoyable for everyone at launch.

  1. Flashcard App [ Nearly Done, about 1 day remaining ]
  2. Mobile Support [ Working on this, about 2-3 days ]
  3. Title, Description, Tags, and other important "SEO" / Share support [ Not Started, approx 2 days ]
  4. Add newly completed lessons to site [ Not started 1 day ]
  5. Various final adjustments [ Not started ]
  6. Create and test Newsletter system [ Not started, approx 1 day ]
9 out of 9 - 12 Days Remaining

I will update this page as I update things. smile
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☰ Posted: 267 days ago
Day 1 of 9 ~ 12

  1. Resolved issues with chat not sending / recieving messages on a live basis
  2. Mobile Support added
  3. Tablet Support added
  4. Various tweaks made to better support "other" resolutions
  5. Added Kaomoji system to the Chat
  6. Direct Messages work again
  7. Issues relating to "Invite users to DM" scrolling has been resolved
  8. Issues relating to creating a new DM "Invalid title" has been resolved
  9. Issues relating to scrolling through many topics / categories in chat has been resolved
  10. Various visual tweaks have been made to the chat making it more presentable
  11. Chat supports jBB code such as images, videos, font styling and more.
  12. Various miscelaneous and performance issues have been fixed to the chat.
  13. Flashcard App has been published (Alpha, does not yet support your vocabulary. It's only for test purposes)

Prep work made for chat Settings, Chat Actions, Chat History,Who's Online, Chat Participants, Chat Night Mode, Sound notifications / Device notifications.

Come back tomorrow for more updates!

PS. Do a hard browser refresh to see changes every time you come on.

PC: Ctrl + Shift + R
Mobile: hold refresh button until the page refreshes (may also work for chrome windows)
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☰ Posted: 266 days ago
Day 2 of 9 ~ 12
New update (January 8, 2020)

  • Closed Chat Topics display correctly now
  • Chat history, Chat Actions, Chat Settings buttons are now available but do not contain any functionality (placeholders)
  • Night Mode has been created and implemented!!
    • Supports Most sections and features
    • Saves option as cookie so you can keep using it from page to page
I expected night mode to take a considerable amount of time but it was easier to do once I realized the simplicity of it all.
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☰ Posted: 265 days ago
Day 3 of 9 ~ 12

  1. Removed Kaomoji and Images button from chat and added the icon to the left menu of the chat as a better replacement
  2. Chat input box has been resized to fit correctly on mobile devices, also the font size has been changed
  3. Chat messages extend to the correct length for mobile devices
  4. Kaomoji popup menu has been positioned correctly with a background color for the chat system, additionally if the list of kaomoji is too large for the screen, it is possible to scroll through the selection while still seeing the chat input box
  5. Kaomoji selection is now aligned left instead of right
  6. Chat topic list now stretches to cover the full screen
  7. "Select a channel" message is positioned a bit better
  8. Resolved issue where DM Avatars in the thread selection would not show other people's avatar but your own
  9. Usernames in chat are now "Neon Green" in night mode instead of a dark blue
  10. Clubs are now accessible from the chat (fixed bug that broke it)
  11. Topic titles and descriptions fill up the whole space.
  12. Various other tweaks have been made to fix bugs and improvements

See you all next time!
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☰ Posted: 261 days ago
Update 4 of 9 ~ 12

I accidentally closed the update log without saving on Friday, however a lot of updates were posted for the Main Menu, Chat, Header, Footer, Various Bug fixes, Improved mobile support, Improved Tablet to PC support, Dark mode improvements, and more.


Update 5 of 9 ~ 12

Chat

  • Chat titles are now displayed at the top of each topic when viewing them
  • Chat participants feature added to Direct Messages
  • User invitation system has been fully upgraded, displays much better than before and doesn't cause weird bugs
  • Added actions Menu
  • Magic 8-Ball feature has been implemented (24 possible results)
  • Server Time feature has been implemented as action
  • Roll Dice action has been implemented as action
  • Who is online command is now functional
  • User sessions has been added to chat with various instructions for it
  • Who is online is now supported, channels will show who is online given that the topic isn't closed

I have just a few more adjustments to make to the chat such as fixing the bug "last activity", showing a list of who's online, adding the ability to search dictionary words from the Jappleng dictionary directly from chat and I think that will be it for now. The rest of the updates will be the completion of the vocabulary tracker / flashcard app and other things I mentioned before. Essentially, I have a tiny bit left to do for the chat before moving forward. I hope you will all love these updates smile
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☰ Posted: 260 days ago
January 14 Updates


Part 6 of 9 ~ 12

Jappleng Chat

New Feature: Who is Online?

  • You can now see who's online in the participating chat channel.
  • A number of members online in the channel is now available.
  • Members switching from one channel to another will no longer appear in the previous channel.
  • Checks every 5 seconds
  • You can view member's profile from the member list (who's online)
  • You cannot view who's online from closed topics
  • Who's online has been applied to: Direct Messages, Club Channels, Lobby Channels

New Feature: Embed Image from J-World
  • It is now possible to embed images from public J-World Images.
  • Maturity filter is set for browsing but not posting images (please respect channel rules)
  • Infinite scrolling through all the J-World images is possible
  • Searching, tags, my images, upload image (to chat only) is planned in a future release

New Feature: Styling Toolbar
  • It is now possible to style your chat messages.
  • It is possible to add your own images via embed image url
  • It is possible to embed Youtube videos

Improvements:
  • Performance update has been applied to the Chat system
  • Participants list has been visually improved

More updates coming tomorrow, likely site-wide mobile support and the completion of the flashcard system.
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☰ Posted: 259 days ago
January 15 - Part 7 of 9 ~ 12

Night Mode
  • Various night mode improvements have been made

Mobile Support
  • J-Spot improved for mobile devices

Chat
  • Updated image embed feature to better support image embedding from J-World
  • Clicking on an image will expand it to full-screen, clickig it again will open the original in a new tab
  • Posting links as text will auto-convert it to a clickable url
  • Pasting a url from youtube will convert the url into an embedded video
  • Youtube videos have been resized, same with image thumbnails
  • URLs in messages now appear with correct color

J-Spot Social Network
  • Posting links as text will auto-convert it to a clickable url
  • Pasting a url from youtube will convert the url into an embedded video
  • J-Spot Comments also supports URLs and Youtube videos

Community Forums (Clubs / Main)
  • [New Threads] Posting links as text will auto-convert it to a clickable url
  • [New Threads] Pasting a url from youtube will convert the url into an embedded video
  • [Thread Reply] Posting links as text will auto-convert it to a clickable url
  • [Thread Reply] Pasting a url from youtube will convert the url into an embedded video

Image Albums
  • Now supports animated gif

Patch
  • Fixed image embed after it broke during the site-wide feature upgrade with url / youtube support

The new features provided in this update should make it more convenient to use the site. More updates coming tomorrow!
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☰ Posted: 258 days ago

wow good job!!! It is almost finally over then?

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☰ Posted: 257 days ago
^ Thanks eva! Yes, the main website updates will be done very soon. Expect Jappleng to be officially released within a few days.

January 17 Part 8 of ~ 12

Jappleng Feature Updates:

Menu
  • Resolved positioning issues relating to right-side content ie: "Try J-Spot!"
  • Quick Navigation Icons have been added, in the future these will be customizable
  • Quick Navigation Icons also have been added for mobile devices
  • Added hover captions for Quick Navigation Icons
  • Quick navigation icons are configured to disappear depending on how small you shrink the browser
  • Scrolling is now possible if the menu exceeds the browser's viewable height
  • In order to access the avatar menu (Personal Menu) you must now click on it rather than hover over it (Requested feature)
  • > View my DMs now links to Direct Messages

Chat
  • Resolved issue where posting links and Youtube videos would not correctly function due to a typo after the last update.

Daily Login Bonus
  • Design completed
  • Database schema figured out
  • Implementation will be done in a few days

Dashboard
  • Link to the chat has been updated, no longer displays discord url
  • Description of chat has been updated
  • Link to Report a Bug has been updated
  • Jappleng developments link has been removed since main development is just about over
  • Added Pet Tokens to Dashboard


J-Spot Social
  • Prep work made for Delete thread and Report thread

Clubs
  • Disabled Club Jappleng forums (Just the club, not everyone's clubs)

MOBILE SUPPORT

Main Menu
  • Various improvements have been made to the Main menu system

J-Spot
  • The profile menu containing the user's avatar, add friend button, achievement count, and menu button has been improved for all devices
  • Revised the J-Spot feed and related modules for mobile compatibility. Many adjustments have been made even for PC users

Dashboard
  • Added mobile support for everything except the calendar system

This will be a long weekend because of the holiday on Monday. I will be taking that time off to enjoy myself. Thank you for understanding!
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☰ Posted: 246 days ago
I'm still working on the site. Last week I started on Thursday due to personal reasons and I decided to focus my attention on something that I've been wanting to work on since forever ago. This is Jappleng related and something you will all love. Additionally other things will release soon, just give me a few more days to work on these things and you'll see in this grand announcement.

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☰ Posted: 233 days ago
This thread will now be locked as it has been some time since I updated this.

I have done all of the above and then some.
Reason I haven't updated this thread was because I forgot about it and I've been hard at work on big updates to release soon. Thank you for keeping watch!
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If you guys are wondering what's up with Yokai Masters, I had a big bulk of the web game ready in early July. But, I abandoned it in favor of a mobile variant of it instead. So instead of having a basic version of the game for Jappleng, there will be a full-featured 3D game for android / iOS instead.

Initially the idea was a simple web app to help promote the site with some key learning elements added to the game. But, it was a bad idea in the end. It couldn't fit the format I was hoping for and derailed attention from what Jappleng is about. So project Inari is being merged with Yokai Masters as a very unique game coming either very late in the year or early next year.
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[ Sept 16 2020]

Hey, been a while right?  I stopped working on Jappleng in February, got really burnt out from it. Let's just say it's been a project that I worked on since Dec 2005 on my own. It's been through many revisions, it had a few phases of communities and even at some point it was "the place" to go.  But, It's always been a constant struggle to keep up with making the site modern and better. I had to do 3 back-to-back revisions that took a few years just to catch up. To put it plainly, it sucked the life out of me.

I want to keep working on the project but I might have to downsize it. It's a free to use project and I don't profit from it in any way so likewise, it's not an easy task to find volunteers. BUT, Jappleng is pretty ambitious with its goals and it would be fun to see it strive again.

What can be changed that appeals to most people?
I don't know. I know making an app would help, but it would take a lot of time I think. But I do want to build a phone app for it, but only if the website can have a modest community.

What you can do to help:
If you would like to help, and I know it's asking for a lot but consider this. I spent about 30,000hours on this project. It seems ridiculous but if you consider the amount of revisions I put into the site over 15 years and the tremendous aount of articles I wrote (most which aren't online anymore because sections were removed), then it starts to make sense. The only thing I ask is for people to help cheering me on, commenting on this post for example to say "keep going!" or join our discord channel, use our forums daily, and push to help make the community active.

Basically, when people become active, others will follow because there are a lot and I mean a lot of lurkers here. Hundreds come every day.  So please consider lending your helping hand and I promise I can push myself to build Jappleng into an exciting, fun-filled J-Communtity.

Thank you!!
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