Which new features do you want the most?
I might be a bit too far in the back for anyone to see this but:
Adagio Teas has a very cool section of their website for blends. You name the blend, make a picture, choose the teas you want in it (and the %s of each tea). It’s a cool way to show off what you like and how you like it. It would definitely be a cool feature to add to this site :D
It would be nice to have a program that allows up to track what we’ve drank in a given day without having to make a tasting note. I drink some teas 4/5 days a week so obviously am not going to make a tasting note. It would be nice to be able to look back and say “oh wow i really went through a green period” or whatever.
You can click the “write tasting note” button and then click “write something later” on the tasting note popup. That will log your tea without a tasting note so you don’t have to worry about writing something every time.
We don’t currently show teas consumed within a given time period, but if you’re tracking that we’d have that data and be able to show it later down the road. Right now you can at least see how many times you’ve logged something though, which could still be useful.
I’m sure this may have been mentioned already since the thread is huge…either way, I want to have my say and suggest a Steepster App for iPhone and Android! So convenient and needed! :)
my few cents- I would love to see a “standard pantry” type list as part of/in addition to the cupboard list- so there is a way to track/show off what you fear running out of/rotate through regularly, as well as anything currently there- which could include passing fancy/gifted teas, and many not include all your favorites.
Also- perhaps a space to have a basic journal that is personal/not just tea notes? Would be nice, as another member stated above to track tea drinking habits, and I’d love to reflect on days with/without tea, among just seasonal observances.
Steepster app. Steepster app. Steepster app! Will gladly spend money on one!!
also, maybe a section where you can list teas you are willing to trade? has that been mentioned? is that silly? i’m willing to trade most, but not all. having a second cupboard would be handy. or maybe that’s getting too clunky?
love the idea of a trade options section
These could be icon options in the current cupboard: star icon == “regulars/favourites” as Kasumi mentioned earlier, handshake/recycling icon == willing to swap. That way everything is still in one place and the sorting options can include “sort by favourites” and “sort by swappable” or something.
But I wouldn’t hold my breath, folks. Steepster has been an unanchored little boat for quite some time. Seems to me that the team are taking care of duplicate reports and quick bug fixes, as well as kicking/restarting the server when necessary, but it doesn’t look like there’s any active development, planned or in progress.
I like Nik’s idea of icons. (Also, the lack of updates, I think, has a lot to do with them largely focusing on things that are actually making money, rather than Steepster which must surely be an out-of-pocket venture.)
I can’t even begin to sort through this whole thread, so please forgive duplicates:
• Tasting Notes – Sort by most recent, most comments, likes, etc.
• Numerical Score – 2nd the ability to see numerical score when using the ratings slider
• Format Text – Markdown cheat sheet, or ability to format text within postings
• Harvest Year – Someway to differentiate between harvest years
• Revenue – Add more ways (without ad clutter) to generate revenue for Steepster
• iPhone/iPad/Android App – I would pay for & use the iPhone app
• Profile Picture – Expand this when you click on it, not just small thumbnails
• Tasting Templates – Choose from, or create your own, and fill in the details
In regards to “revenue,” I’d just like to see Steepster grow, and there be more to motivate development and stability. I like the character of Steepster, so I don’t want to see that overwhelmed by adverts, but I do think there are probably ways to generate click-through revenue or retailer incentives that could bring in a little cash flow.
That’s what I got for now.
At this point, I would be happy just to be able to submit my tea reviews! :S
Hmm how about a poke option.
Like, you can use a particular tea to ‘poke’ someone with cos you can see the person’s history of tasted tea.
Also, a point system that lets new members ‘thumb up’ someone else’s tea or their selection.
Lastly, inhouse teachat! but as usual the banning of vulgarities and URL links so this magical tea sanctuary i stumbled upon doesnt do to the random advertisement dogs (fingers crossed)