In the last 4 weeks, we haven’t pushed a major update to MultiPLX - this has been a general perception. During this time we made a lot of changes to our infrastructure. We added more servers, upgraded our database servers to latest version of the software to improve query performance, and also added more monitoring checks. We made our crawlers more robust and faster - crawling up to 5 times more feeds in any given time now.
Last week, on 25th Aug 2013, we also pushed a new build of MultiPLX web application live, bringing features like full SSL capability and better performance for our users. However, due to some incoming bug reports we had to roll back our release.
The release we pushed live brought in more features like AJAX based page refreshes, SSL, and many many bug fixes. Once the build was live, one of our users reported that he was able to see read items in his timeline, when his setting dictated otherwise. We tested it our end and found to be a genuine issue. Another issue we found was that in case of faster flipping of entries the number of unread items was getting corrupted. After deliberate discussions within our DEV team, we decided to rollback this release to not worsen the user experience.
The bugs are now fixed and tested thoroughly at our end - and our release train is ready. The train will make its stop on to the production servers early next week.
We also have decided to make more frequent releases with smaller number of features to bring them early to you.
We just rolled out a new release of MultiPLX that addresses the following issues:
Thanks for your continued patronage. We look forward to making your stay at MultiPLX more pleasant with each passing day.
We just refreshed MultiPLX today, with loads of bug fixes, including the following:
As always, let us know if you see issues or have feedback for us by dropping us a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting our forums at http://multiplx.uservoice.com.
We are happy to announce the arrival of the Trends functionality to MultiPLX, more so for none of our top peers, Feedly, Digg or AOL has the support.
To view your own reading habits, on the time of the day, the day of week, or for that matter, your favorite feeds used to be the most sought after features of Google Reader. In continuation of the tradition, MultiPLX now offers to all its users, the ability to see what still keeps them hooked and what is stale for them.
This should help our users with their usual spring/winter cleaning sessions, when they want to leave the obscure content for something new and refreshing.
So go ahead and Enjoy!
We are glad to announce another refresh of MultiPLX today which brings in the following improvements and bug fixes:
1. Shared pages now work similar to feed pages with endless scroll and new item notifications.
2. Performance improvements to search index - your searches now run upto 25% faster.
3. All feed item pages now load faster as we added more caching layers to our code.
4. A modal window when open (when reading a particular entry) the background page will not scroll till the modal window is closed.
5. A rare bug in RSS feeds of public folders is fixed, that brought 0 entries on feed access.
6. A bug that caused the ‘Keep me signed-in’ setting to fail is fixed.
We hope the above improvements will help users adopt MultiPLX more easily, and make their experience a wonderful one.
As always, feel free to let us know of issues that you may want us to address including feature requests.
We are glad to announce the launch of two most interesting features on MultiPLX.
Missed liking/starring an entry that you saw the other day, and can’t find it now. The wait is over.
With today’s release we bring in the power of full text-search amongst all items in your inbox. The search results are presented in chronologically descending order and should help you find that post quick fast.
Note: We are still indexing (80% complete) the tens of millions of feed entries that you have subscribed to and thus, some results may not appear.
Fond of sharing articles with your friends and social circle, and find it hard to squeeze your thoughts into those limited characters. Well, from today you have a few more characters (at least 7) to jot while sharing. All links that you start sharing from today, will be automatically shortened using the new http://plx.io url shortener.
For all other features that you have put on the wishlist, stay tuned. We are burning the midnight oil, every single day to get them out to you, as fast as we can.
Spread the word!
This post gathers various links and comments that have put MultiPLX in the news lately (in no particular order).
MultiPLX: Visually Appealing & Responsive RSS Reader - NewsWithTags
Try out MultiPLX, a new RSS Reader - Softpedia.com
Add MultiPLX to the list of Google Reader replacements worth checking out - AppAdvice.com
MultiPLX is Google Reader and Feedly Alternative - ChipChick
Dealing with the death of Google Reader - Tech Goondu
MultiPLX is latest RSS alternative to dance on Reader’s Grave - BetaNews
MultiPLX: A Visual Google Reader Alternative To Attract The Masses - AppStorm
MultiPLX: Visually Appealing & Responsive RSS Reader
Google Reader Alternative MultiPLX Eventually Wants You to drop Facebook, Twitter - iTechPost
MultiPLX: Another Google Reader Alternative - Technology Bites
MultiPLX is RSS, Pinterest-Style - Sssimpli
MultiPLX Is An Elegant, Pinterest-Like Web Based RSS Reader - Additive Tips
RSS Reader Reinvented: The Best Google Reader Alternative (after Feedly) is MultiPLX
MultiPLX: Another Google Reader Alternative - PingNuts
MultiPLX - BetaList
MultiPLX - Phil Bradley’s Blog
A Look at MultiPLX, Another RSS-Reader - Ronny Lam
MultiPLX Aims To Be Your Definitive Alternative to Google Reader - The Slanted
This is definitely not an exhaustive list of coverage, and for sure, does not cover non-English versions of the coverage (those are coming soon).
Hope you enjoy reading what people are saying about us!
To all our users, on your request we are happy to announce that MultiPLX now supports whole lot of shortcuts for easier workflows and making your reading experience faster.
Over the next few weeks, we will be adding many more keyboard shortcuts. Let us know, and we will make your cut get in there earlier.
I take this opportunity to let everyone know of all the features that MultiPLX supports.
What is the point in saying that you support all Google Reader features, if you don’t allow users to flaunt what they are reading. Thus, we provide you the options of
We are big believers of data liberation - your data is yours and yours, forever. Period. The following features have been supported from day one.
That’s not all. If you have been a fan of RSS, we allow you to import:
Coming up are:
Let us know of what all other features you would wish to see. Checkout our UserVoice forums and keep your thoughts pouring in.
Since, our alpha release in March and limited beta access in May this year – we are now happy and glad to announce the arrival of public beta of MultiPLX.com
We had been working hard to bring in an experience that is par at Google Reader and the speed of same. Also, we wanted to make sure that all feature requests from our UserVoice forums were addressed and ship them to you with the best quality.
With this release we introduce the following new features for all of you:
The following bugs have also been taken care of:
On our feature list for the next few releases are the following items:
Going forth, we will be updating MultiPLX more than once a week to roll out smaller chunks of features and bug fixes.
Have fun folks,