We at Utopian.io would like to keep you well updated on our weekly progress in improving and developing Utopian.io for you. In the regular Utopian Weekly posts on Fridays, we’re happy to share all the latest Utopian news and updates.
In This Post:
- Development updates: Utopian.io Frontend V2, Signup Module, @utopian-io witness server, as well as other features and projects
- New additions to the @utopian.edu community education tutorial series
- Utopian.io Steem Innovation Trail
Utopian Frontend V2: More Sneak Peeks
A lot is going on behind the scenes, and our team is actively working on Version 2 of our frontend. Completely built with Vue.js and the Quasar Framework.
We are excited to tell you that a beta version of the new Utopian.io frontend is coming in 2 weeks!
AI on Utopian.io
Since our initial announcement of the Innovation Trail, we have decided to advance the initiative some more. The new, smarter Innovation Trail is now powered by the some of the most accurate AI in the world: IBM Watson, via its powerful Natural Language Understanding (NLU) service. Integrating this technology enables our Innovation Trail to analyze the content and context of posts, to determine if they are within the topics we wish to support on Utopian.io.
This is our first attempt at bringing AI onto the Steem blockchain and is certainly not the last one!
Thanks to @ms10398 for the amazing work in bringing AI into our Innovation Trail.
Utopian.io will now trail and upvote content which the NLU categorizes as follows:
- Open Source
Here's a complete list of categories accepted by the NLU
@SteemHunt Added to The Trail
The amazing @SteemHunt project has been added to the Innovation Trail with a 5% relative upvote.
Updated Signup Module
Our signup module now has an additional feature: users can now sync an existing GitHub account with their Steem account, to help with identity procedures on our platform. This feature also sets the ground for improved identity processes when the new Utopian.io frontend is released; allowing users to easily associate their GitHub work with their Utopian.io profiles.
@utopian-io Witness Server
A new and more reliable failover script and price feed is now running, allowing more efficient switches between main and backup witnesses, in the case of missed blocks. Many thanks go to @helo for his work in setting this up!
New Content for @utopian.edu Community Educational Series
As part of our efforts to educate the community on how to contribute successfully on Utopian.io, we are now publishing educational content through the @utopian.edu account. This content aims to address various aspects of contributing and working on Utopian.io and provide valuable resources to our users.
This week, a new video tutorial focusing on the Tutorials category was published, and it offers guidelines and tips on how to make high quality contributions in that category.
Bug Hunting on Request Only
In order to provide a better service for Open Source Project Owners, the Bug Hunting category is now accepting contributions on request only. This means, contributions in this category will be rewarded only if they are linked to a task request or are being submitted to projects present in our Whitelist.
All pending contributions will be reviewed and scored, and those eligible for an upvote will be upvoted. Any new contributions made to this category after this announcement will not be eligible for an upvote if they are not linked to a task request or if they are not for a project on the Whitelist.
Project Owners who wish to have their projects listed on the whitelist may contact us at https://support.utopian.io, and use the subject Bug Hunting Whitelist Request.