2018 has been a very busy year for us and we’re very excited for 2019!
We apologize for not posting an update sooner, our team has been heads down rewriting a lot of our code that dates back as far as 2008.
For the last 10 years, we have been adding new features on top of existing features which has allowed us to be agile in this very competitive environment, but unfortunately over time this can have negative consequences. The main issue is that we had to continue to increase the hardware on our servers to keep up with the traffic demand and the inefficiencies of our dated code.
Instead of continuing to increase our hardware, we decided in 2018 to make writing our infrastructure our core focus. We realized that in doing so, we would have to delay a lot of projects and new features we are excited to develop, but we would be much better off in the long term.
The good news is, our team is now finished and our code is 33%+ more efficient than it was before! This means our lockers and PPV, CPC, CPI, and CPA ads will load quicker than ever before, and on top of that, we did manage to add some new features!
As many of you have noticed already, we have a new dashboard design which was long overdue. Our dashboard is also now mobile responsive so you can manage your PPV, CPC, CPA and CPI offers and lockers while being home or away.
We also redesigned our locker landing page creator and added many new templates to stay current with recent trends. For our more advanced content locking publishers, you now also have the option to use your own domain name with 1 simple command!
In 2019, look out for even more features including an Android SDK that will allow Android app owners to insert our PPV, CPC, CPI, and CPA ads in their app using a locker, banners, or offerwall. This project is nearly finished and we hope to release it in Q1 of 2019.
We also have other exciting features that are currently in development that are too early in the development cycle to mention, so look out for future blog and Facebook posts announcing those.
Here is quick recap of changes:
All New Dashboard – Complete overhaul of old dashboard, features new Bootstrap 4 template. Every single dashboard page was gone through and updated to new template.
Internal Mail System – Send mail directly to publishers dashboard without needing to fire off an email blast.
Avatar/Rank – Publisher now has an avatar to their account, and a new rank system.
All Documentation pages rewritten to new Bootstrap 4 styling.
Feedback System – Direct feedback system, includes voting system for publishers to vote on features they like.
Lottery System – Lottery scratches are back.
Landing Pages – New landing pages tool for publishers, includes 9 high quality responsive templates for publishers to choose from, each with various form options to customize landing page. A Custom HTML landing page option allows publishers to implement their own landing pages, or even import our base templates and customize them.
Landing Page Cloud Hosting – All landing page assets are hosted on Google Cloud for speed and availability (assets won’t get adblocked)
Landing Page Promotion – Similar to the niche system, publishers can submit their landing page to our landing page gallery, where publishers can promote other publishers landing pages.
Landing Page Deployer App – We now have custom software that publishers can upload to their own server and host landing pages locally rather than link to our domains and host. With DigitalOcean, publishers can install our deployer app with 1 simple command.
Large portion of code base refactored and optimized. Over 280,000 lines of code removed and replaced.