Development Update for April 2010

In April, we’ve been spending time on a couple of technical fronts that should manifest themselves soon.

Microsoft Word Plugin

In a nutshell, Word is a pain – but worth it. We had hoped to have a beta release for April 2010 but the reality is it is not ready for prime time testing. MS Word is a very tough environment, even for experts like Ty Anderson. We’re getting closer and are doing internal builds every day. Our feeling is this is the “holy grail” and want to get it right before we open to beta testing. Stay tuned.

Drupal

We have some internal working versions of Drupal and should have a formal release in May. Look for a beta test invite in our Support Center in the next two weeks.

Joomla

We have a great development partner who is truly an expert in Joomla. We have just started on this so no updates yet – but we are moving on it.

WordPress Version 2.0

This upgrade to version 1.0.11 of our WordPress plugin is VERY close to release. We are waiting on a few theme and plugin developers to give us some information. Again look for the beta announcement in the next two weeks with the launch in May.

New Feature

We are working on including a new feature in Scribe that will show Related Keywords and relative volume for these terms. This new feature will dramatically help writers research keywords and keyword phrases that have strong search volume. This new feature will be launched in late May and be part of all versions of Scribe (WordPress, Drupal and Scribe Web).

Feature In Development

We are finalizing a unique feature that will help writers quickly identify other blog sites and Twitter users who may be interested in the content created in Scribe. This feature, titled “Get Connected”, is designed to help writers directly connect with other writers who are discussing the primary content the author is working on.

We NEED a Moveable Type Developer

If you are or know a rock star in Moveable Type development, PLEASE have them contact us. It should be very straight forward and we need someone with strong skills in SOAP. Have them contact us.

New Office

On a personal note, Scribe has moved to new offices. We are in a great area and couldn’t be happier. Very bare, but when you’re software developers, electricity, internet, and computers with desks and chairs works well. :)