Places, Everybody! ThinkUp 1.1’s Our Biggest Update Yet
Great news: Today marks the release of ThinkUp 1.1, our biggest upgrade ever, which adds support for Foursquare, shows off some exciting new views of your ThinkUp data, and sets the stage for the upcoming beta tests of ThinkUp 2.0.
There’s a ton of cool stuff in ThinkUp 1.1! Some highlights:
- Support for Foursquare! As of this version, ThinkUp can capture all of your check-ins, photos comments and activity on Foursquare, boosting ThinkUp’s ability to record places just as easily as it records tweets or status updates. Foursquare takes its place alongside Twitter, Facebook and Google+ among the networks ThinkUp supports, giving you full control and ownership over your data from the service.
- ThinkUp’s Foursquare features also add a slew of new dashboard charts and graphs for you to explore, showing you the rate of new checkins by hour over the last week and comparing those to your activity of all time, displaying the types of venues you check in to with a detailed pie chart, and letting you revisit good times in the past with a list of your check-ins from years past.
- Naturally, export of your own data’s been improved to let you download a backup of all your Foursquare check-in data (in .csv format) to any spreadsheet or database program.
- Twitter, Facebook and Google+ all get new dashboard modules to show you your activity from years past, too. Just like with Foursquare, this can work like a time machine, letting you reminisce over the past or just observe all the progress you’ve made in the present.
- Lots of little fixes that mean you see fewer errors throughout ThinkUp.
And perhaps the most exciting feature in ThinkUp 1.1: Support for the upcoming ThinkUp 2.0 beta. We’ll be releasing details of the exciting and wide-reaching new features that will be introduced in version 2.0 in the days to come. You’ll want to upgrade to ThinkUp 1.1 now so that moving to the beta test versions of ThinkUp 2.0 is one-click simple.
To get started with ThinkUp 1.1:
- Download ThinkUp 1.1 and install on your server following the Quick-Start guide OR
- Run ThinkUp in the cloud with just a few clicks on PHPFog
- Back up your data (Follow the instructions listed here if you need help)
- Use the in-app upgrade feature to update to version 1.1, or follow the upgrade directions if you’ll be upgrading manually
Developers: Did you know?
ThinkUp 1.1’s major new feature, Foursquare support, was added by Aaron Kalair, who’s gone from not being a ThinkUp contributor at all just a few months ago to being the lead creator of the signature feature of this newest version. That’s exactly what we love to see from our community, and it’s exactly the kind of contribution you can make, regardless of whether you’ve participated in this kind of open source development before. Read the docs and join the mailing list to find out how to contribute.
If you’re already a ThinkUp developer, chechk out the tons of new goodies for developers in version 1.1:
- All MySQL tables are now fully commented.
- Moved DAO files into dedicated folder.
- Added Polygon and Point support to FixtureBuilder library.
- Added Travis PHP 5.4 testing in addition to PHP 5.2 and 5.3.
- Fixed bug in the Plugin Maker which called deprecated code.
- Several code style fixes; added missing DAO profiler calls.