Q4 2020

In Production

[Book] The Ambulant Frame – Street Photography in the 21st Century

Street photographers don’t need clients to get started. They don’t need a lot of fancy equipment. They don’t need a studio and a staff. They don’t need an assistant or even a business card. Just a camera with a lens and definitely a good pair of walking shoes. And a hat. I like hats. 

Planned

Activity – Scheduled Posts

We will allow users to create activity posts, which are set to be published at a specific date in the future instead of immediately.

Planned

Activity – Hashtags

We are adding support for #hashtags in the activity feed, allowing people to create their own hashtags and use them in posts to create trending activity.

Planned

Activity – Polls

We are adding the ability to publish polls into activity feeds, for other members to vote on and then view the results.

Planned

Activity – Reactions

We are extending the “Likes” functionality in the activity feed to include reactions, allowing users to select emojis such as Love, Haha, Wow, Sad, Angry, etc.

Q3 2020

Planned

Media – Video Uploading

We are building our own Videos system in the Media component, which will support uploading of raw video files into activity, groups, messages and forum replies. The uploaded video files will be compressed and then viewable as playable videos.

Planned

Activity – EDIT Activity

We are adding the ability to edit your activity posts after publishing them.

In Progress

Notification doesn’t auto-clear when triggered by 3rd-party systems

Bug appears when notification relates to notifications that tie in from core WordPress functions, outside of the BuddyBoss core integrations. Issue seems to stem from comments notifications from custom content types: Videos, Events. Blog posts comment notifications DO self-release without issue.

In Progress

Cover Photos – Cropping

We will allow for cropping of Profile and Group cover photos after uploading, so members can reposition their cover photos at any time.

In Production

[Online Course] Exposure Foundations for Street Photography

The better you understand exposure, and the less reliant you are on your camera trying to do what’s best for you, the more subject matter you’ll start to see out there in the wild.   

In Production

[Video Podcast] The Ambulant Phographer Interview Series

Originally conceived as the “5-minute podcast for photographers who don’t like podcasts” this interview show has been reimagined for a coronavirus reality. Each episode runs 10-15 minutes long and features an active street photographer spanning multiple philosophies, aesthetics, and techniques.

In Production

[Video] Tutorial Series – Getting the most out of this site

This site is feature-rich with a lot of different components. I’ve mapped out a video tutorial series designed to get new users up and running with ease.

Completed

Member to Member Chat

This was a member-requested feature. The built-in private message system is dismal so we found and bought into the CometChat product that offers real-time private and group chat to members who have chosen to connect to one another. 

Completed

Q&A System Integration

Users can ask and answer questions with upvotes and comments, similar to the Quora platform functionality.

Completed

Migrated off of Mighty Networks

Mighty Networks was a good place to start, but it was only ever a good place to start.

Completed

Zoom Integration

Members can schedule Zoom meetings within social groups, with a list of upcoming and past Zoom meetings, and the ability to watch recordings from completed meetings.

Completed

Media – Documents

The Documents system supports uploading of documents into activity, profiles, groups, messages and forum replies. The documents library behaves similar to Dropbox or Google Drive, with files that can be easily organized into folders. In the activity feed, uploaded documents display as live previews.