getworkrecognized experienced a lot of growth during June 2020. Because of the current pandemic, we had a lot more time to improve the tool and make it look more professional.
One of the most requested features was the Google Login. We worked hard to integrate this login option as well. In the end, it was quite easy to implement though with the google-passport-oauth2 package. We now offer login via GitHub and Google and will expand this if needed. We plan to introduce login via LinkedIn and via our own email/password system.
Do you want to get a little bit more to know about us? Who we are and what our mission is? Check out the new about us page that includes valuable information about us. Did you actually know that all of this platform is mostly done by one person? Find out more on the page.
We had a bug in our email reminders that sent out emails multiple times. Quite annoying for our users since they received two emails per notification period. This is fixed now and users should receive emails just once.
One important part of growing the platform is receiving feedback. We worked on a small widget that you see in the following block.
It will help you to give us feedback and improve the platform.
We also introduced a feedback page that includes proper testimonials and another feedback form where you can provide feedback. Feel free to tell us your opinion about the platform.
Our blog is nice. But not everyone will love the design and layout. There are multiple platforms where blogs could be published and the user experience differs between every one of them. We decided to also offer our blogs on Medium and will expand this also to dev.to in the future. If you know of any other blog platform that you might want to read our blogs on, feel free to reach out.
Regarding blogging. We are also looking for Guest writers and for opportunities to write guest blogs. If you have any idea, feel free to reach out. Happy to support you and your business.
Beta is over. We are completely live! We had some beta users and feedback. If you have signed up on the Beta list, you will receive an email with instructions to get Lifetime Premium access.
Otherwise, we were quite generous and extended the initial trial to 10 days duration. It will give customers roughly a week and a half to track work achievements to then summarize them. We will extend the user experience during this period. That’s our focus for now on. This also means that we start charging now after these 10 days. For now, the launch price is $9.99 per month or $99.99 per year (that’s a 12% discount). Prices will increase at a later point at $11.99 and $119.99 respectively. So hurry up and sign up now. Charging is implemented with Stripe and you can expect additional blogs on how we integrated Stripe into our platform. It was a super easy setup and I can recommend it to everyone.
With the focus shifted now on our user experience, especially on the first impression, we are extending our Leadership Principle Templates and making every customer happy. We introduced the SoundCloud Engineering Leadership Principles that include:
We will also introduce these principles in a detailed blog to shine some light on how engineers work at SoundCloud.
The login looked kind of bad before the changes. Just two simple buttons. The functionality was working perfectly, it was just not pleasant on the eye. Now, after the redesign, I think it looks a lot more professional. One major feature of the login is that it remembers how you did log in. It will highlight the last used option for you, so you do not create another account or need to log off and log in again. The result can be seen in the following image.
We are also working on making these stats publicly available in the future. Stay tuned.
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