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I'm about 90% confident now with the new direction Jappleng will be going.

1. New design concepts are almost complete
2. New staff member to help with development
3. Technical documents are almost done
4. Research / Viability of project is complete
5. Legal groundwork is done

Next stage is to finalize the technical documents and finish the design concepts. Once the design concepts are complete, we'll get to work on the code / redesign / repurpose.

There will be a lot of changes, Mobile support will be a thing, new awesome features are coming and some features and sections will be closed for the time being.  The design will be completely changed for the better and you can say good-bye to the confusing navigation system.

There's also going to be a really cool new system implemented that will blow you away! I think most people here will love it. Anyway, that's all the news I have today!
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Mark says
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Been working on the new site design / feature mindmap and it's coming along. Sadly not as fast as I would hope but for the time being, jappleng is a side project. I hope that we can make the chances sometime in December :D
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Mark says
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The future of Jappleng will be great and let me tell you why. As you know, Jappleng isn't really getting any new updates right now. It's been the case since about a week or two after its release back in June. I had to work on my own startup company to help pay for the next stage of Jappleng.  As it turns out, Jappleng is a great concept but it needs some serious refinement and talking a bit about it is what I'll do.

Staff to help the project
I've been in talk with other people to help turn Jappleng into something that will have a profound impact on the community. At least one person has agreed to help develop Games (Edutainment?) but because this is not 100% confirmed yet, we will only make this announcement official when we make the great reveal.

New Website Design
The new website design will match modern standards. It will support both PC and mobile platforms and also support HD, 2K, 5K, 8K resolutions and up. The new website design will have improved UI elements, resizable everything, vastly improved design changes and provide a great user experience.

Presently I have made a new design concept for J-Spot and club forums and it looks nifty.  I will make several designs and we will collectively select a template and work from there.

New Features & Movement of Existing ones
We haven't made a decision yet on what Jappleng will be after this transformation. We have many ideas, some that are radical, and others which simply expand or reduce Jappleng's size. We still need to look over a lot of data and figure out what people want and go from there. Some features such as save for later will likely be ditched because browsers now have that feature built-in and it clutters the site.

Timeframe and Release Date
We don't have a clue about this but development has already begun earlier in the week. We will make a great reveal later this year, perhaps we could aim for a Christmas release? It depends on how much time we can put into Jappleng since we both have a job to attend to during the day but I think we can make a Christmas release if we both agree to it.

Wish us luck, we'll need every bit of support we can get for this. But in the end, we promise it will be the greatest thing you'll have experienced in this community and perhaps in all online communities!
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Mark says
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Good news, we're one step closer to making an amazing Jappleng! Be sure to become active on the site, things are about to get exciting around here ^___^
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Mark says
28d
Hi everyone! Want to know what's coming next for Jappleng?

As I said before, Jappleng will have new updates! Life is under control here so I can keep working on the site. Also, there are others interested in helping and right now we're planning what needs to be done.

We are still debating on whether to update the design of the site so that it supports mobile browsers and PCs or simply update the existing website. If we update the site to support mobile and PC, then we might just work with one section at a time and expand from there. Meaning, we would start with the most popular sections and features and then incrementally add new sections.

If we decide to update the site instead, there's a whole lot to do. But that means that mobile compatibility will come much later on. We believe that it's a big gamble either way but we're leaning more towards adding mobile compatibility first and foremost.

If you have your own opinion, reply to this thread or find us in the chat room! (top navigation > imchat.
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Spot The Main Character: Round 1
Try and see if you can find the main character. This is round 1.
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Jappleng is Coming Back Online
Jappleng was momentarily abandoned in June shortly after its release due to financial hardships, however now those hardships are over and more time can be alloc
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Mark says
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I think I'm ready to come back to Jappleng again. I've been doing a lot of soul searching and Jappleng is really where I belong. Please forgive my absence since June.
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Naruto and Boruto
This is really well drawn. Naruto and Boruto or Boruto and Boruto'sdad lol
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Please let us know if you want Jappleng to continue
I don't know what to do with Jappleng, but for now it will stay online for archival reasons. Here's what you can do to help and please let us know if you want
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I've made the decision to continue with Jappleng and there are a few people interested in helping with the project. I know Jappleng isn't as popular as it once was but don't worry, that will all change very soon!
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Mark says
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Heh, it's been a while since I last logged in. Feels like it's been months. Well, it has actually. I still don't know what to do with Jappleng since it's on the back-burner of things to do. There seems to be a lot of new members and I mean a lot.

A bit about what's going on...
I pretty much ran out of funds, like there wasn't much I could do to make money from Jappleng and I knew that I had to do something to survive. Bills needed to be paid after all right? I was hoping that maybe I could rely on some donations to help but that wasn't possible at least not right away.

I ended up building my own web dev company. My time is pretty much all about it right now and for the foreseeable future it's hard to imagine spending much time away from it because startups are very, very time consuming.

I've been working on my own full-stack platform which means websites that I build are compatible on all devices that run modern browsers. This is pretty good since Jappleng's biggest issue is that 60% of its users are on mobile devices.

I have also talked to a few people about helping out with Jappleng when the time is right. For now though, the time is not now. I'll hop back on in about a week and talk about what's going on. Who knows, maybe there will be an update fairly soon.
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Welcome back!!

Sorry it's a bit dull... I'm figuring things out on what to do with Jappleng at least the next steps and have been busy with my web company. There's quite a bit of new members though, so feel free to enjoy the site as you once did. Hopefully I'll be back soon with good news smile
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hii mark!! thanks~~ oh no worries! so awesome you're well and still working on the site smile 
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