Changes & Additions

December 6th, 2010

In the past few months we’ve improved a lot of areas making the whole experience easier and enjoyable. We’ve also released a brand new front page focused on showcasing public trips from our members. This way new comers can quickly see how a Zipalong trip feels like. »

The video tour on the front page is a new addition too.

Take 2 minutes to enjoy our lovely story »


Release 1.8.36

June 19th, 2010

This release marks the beginning of a new way to plan itineraries. We think it’s the right way and we’re pretty hooked on making this thing very productive and easy to use for people.

We’ve released a beta version of the Itinerary page. We’re working on it as we speak, expect new features and fixes at a fast rate.

We’ve also redesigned the trip pages, the Cover and the Journal which is now called Triplog. We think the new looks and functionality will give you a much better experience.

We encourage you to try the new Itinerary and give us feedback on how you’d like to see this thing working.


Release 1.8.30

February 9th, 2010

Long time overdue, video support is in!

You can now upload videos anywhere you can upload photos, geotag them, comment on them, share them, and protect them via the privacy controls.


Release 1.8.28

December 21st, 2009

We’ve been working quietly for the last little while, so we feel it’s time for an update.

We managed to simplify a lot the geotagging process. Since we all use the slideshow to view the pictures, the easiest way to geotag would be to just drag the picture - or a bunch of pictures - over the map inside the slideshow.

And that’s what we did. Check it out, it’s very cool.

The slideshow has two modes, the “show one picture” and the “show all pictures”. The geotagging feature works for both of them:

  • in “show one picture” mode, just open the map and drag & drop the thumbnails from the left hand side column;
  • in “show all pictures” mode use the Manage pictures menu to enable select/multiple-select so you can drag & drop pictures over the map.

The Manage pictures menu also features an enhanced Delete functionality so you can multiple-select pictures to delete. This makes it much easier to delete a bunch of pictures at once, which comes in handy when someone uploads by mistake the wrong pictures.

We plan to release new features that will fit great under the Manage picture menu. Stay tuned!

And last, but not least, the obligatory eye candy:

Release 1.8.22

September 2nd, 2009

Hot on the heels of the previous release:

  1. Pictures initially uploaded in the original resolution will now show in Full HD quality;
  2. The slideshow has been improved to plot all the geotagged pictures on the map;
  3. We now detected when you upload the same picture multiple times, so you don’t run the risk of duplicating them if you have to re-upload a bunch of them;
  4. Totally reworked picture selector for the journal to properly support lots of pictures;
  5. Bunch of other little fixes and improvements.

We’ve already started work on the next release, lots of goodies planned for the next few weeks.

Release 1.8.20

September 1st, 2009

We’ve been busy last week:

  • Full HD picture quality: now you can upload your photos in Full HD quality at a good upload speed. You’ll love the results!
  • Spiffier uploader: a improved uploader that works faster, looks better, supports more browsers, and uploads better quality pictures.
  • Wiki-syntax: comments and messages understand URLs or simple markup such as *…* for bold text.
  • Slideshow improvements: keyboard accelerators (TAB=Show all, +/- = faster/slower play)
  • Lots of smaller fixes and improvements sprinkled throughout the site.

Release 1.8.18

August 24th, 2009

We’ve been working hard on the new slideshow:

  • Integrated map: you can now see geotagged pictures in all their glory along with their position on the map;
  • Information box: find out how a picture was taken such as aperture, exposure, or camera model;
  • Easy download: want your own copy of the picture? Now you can easily get the original pictures, in bulk or individually;
  • Share pictures: send pictures to your friends right from within the slideshow;
  • The usual set of smaller fixes and improvements.
Geotagged picture shown on map
Extra picture information, including photography data
Share pictures with your friends
Easily download a bunch of pictures to your computer

Release 1.8.14

August 11th, 2009

It’s summer, it’s fun, and life is good!

A bit rainy here in Toronto (who am I kidding, it rains as if we are at the tropics!), keeping us a bit more productive than a usual summer :)

Here are the highlights of this release:

  • Redesigned slideshow: the new one is slicker, meaner, and all around cooler. Some of you have pushed us in this direction, and we love the end result. Kudos!
  • Enhanced support for itinerary legs that are to be travelled on foot or bike (as opposed to a motor vehicle);
  • Better browser compatibility, especially IE8;
  • The usual little fixes and cleanups.

And now the obligatory eye candy:

Release 1.8.10

June 20th, 2009

What’s new in this release:

  • Improved search: It’s easier to search on Zipalong. No more need to select one category at a time. Just type the word you’re looking for and we’ll create a summary of results from all the categories available: people/trips/pictures/groups. The search now looks deep inside the elements of a trip for more relevant results.
  • As usually, we’ve addressed several user feedbacks and few bug fixes.

Release 1.8.8

May 22nd, 2009

What’s new in this release:

  • Group sharing: Just like sharing trips, you can now share groups that catch your attention. Just use the share link on the group page.
  • RSS feeds: We’ve created some more feeds you can subscribe to. Just click on the familiar rss icon on the group, profile, or trips page.
  • As usually, we’ve addressed several user feedbacks and few bug fixes.

With this release we wanted to cleanup some of the backlog in terms of feedbacks and little things that were nagging us. Next we’ll be working on a revamp of the messages/comments among other things, so stay tuned!