Busy.org new-design: Call for Private Beta testers!

in #busy7 years ago (edited)

The team has been busy the last months building SteemConnect 2 with Steemit inc. (See announcement), while working on Busy.org new design version.

New version of Busy is in Private Beta and need testers!



The Busy team offers open-source projects on Steem. Our goal is to develop the best tools and strategy to enable billions of people to take part in this thriving ecosystem.
Busy aims to connect everyone to a social network platform that can bring value back to users in a peer-to-peer and decentralized way using the power of the Steem blockchain and cryptocurrencies.
We are currently working on Steemconnect, SteemJS, and Busy.org

Also known as an alternative platform to Steemit.com to interact with the Steem blockchain, Busy.org next-gen social media network goal is to be this all-in-one-platform like Facebook or Wechat, offering all the benefits of the Steem blockchain for mainstream adoption.

Busy new version uses Steemconnect v2 for login, and posting API.
Steemconnect by @steemitblog


Current version (Old design) on https://busy.org

Busy.org open beta is now running for a few months on https://busy.org
Oold Busy.png

2 month ago, we decided to stop all further development on the first version of Busy, running on busy.org, to focus on our new release.

Many people were invited to test the first release, which allowed us to take several consistent feedbacks and inputs to redirect our strategy.
We want to thank everyone who helped us making the next version the best possible.

Incoming version (New design)

We are working on a new version with a new design, and need more testers to join the private beta!

The next design is running in private beta with some testers for more than a month now, and it’s time to add more testers before the official public release.

There are still several works in progress, and not everything may work 100% correctly. All feedbacks are welcome.

During this beta we plan to:

  • monitor feedbacks from our testers, and making improvements as fast as possible
  • gather data/inputs to improve the product and fix issues
  • work on a full User Interface/Experience redesign, with the help of the community and our designer
  • define priorities from features expected by our testers


To test our private beta, please request your access:

  • Join our Discord https://discord.gg/fGAMtzQ, you’ll be directly on our Busy Discord which allows communication between all testers. You’ll be able to give direct feedback to the Busy team
  • Or join #busy on steemit.chat and send a message to @fabien or @ekitcho to get your private link


Current features

  • Comment, Post, Like (upvote), Reblog, Follow
  • DTube, Youtube, SoundCloud and Twitch integrations
  • Drafts
  • Replies
  • Bookmarks
  • Transfer
  • List of Likes with added value in $ and % voting power
  • Edit a Post / Comment
  • Image upload with Select, Paste or Drag&Drop
  • Right Sidebar Widget: Discover more people
  • Translations added: English, French, Čeština, Polski, Русский, Svenska
  • Draft, Bookmarks and Settings now synchronizing across devices

Not implemented yet

  • Wallet
  • Voting slider
  • Search (now only redirecting to Google search)
  • Notification
  • User/Post suggestions on right sidebar
  • Page activity (redirecting to steemd.com)
  • NSFW filter
  • Hide downvoted posts
  • Report a post (downvote)
  • Delete post / comment
  • Block user
  • Edit profile (redirecting to steemit.com)


Visible on the interface but not fully complete:

  • Render on mobile
  • Page Settings
  • Page Drafts
  • Translations incomplete: 简体中文, Čeština, Español, Deutsch, 한국어, Dutch (See our Crowdin.com: https://translate.busy.org)


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Who's behind Busy?

Founded by @fabien and @ekitcho in July 2016, Busy is now a team of several core members, developers, advisors, ambassadors, donors, contributors and so on.

Busy Team

@ekitcho: CEO
@fabien: CTO
@sekhmet: Developer
@gregory.latinier: Developer
@kpdesigns: Designer

But it's also YOU!

As a decentralized and open source platform, we are open to any contribution/suggestion. We would love to get the finest resources from this brilliant community. If think you can contribute, please Contact us.
We're hiring expert Reactjs/Redux developers and all kind of talented resources.

How can you participate or support

All rewards from the @busy.org account are used to fund our projects

We really want to thank all our donors and sponsors who have given their time, their resources, their money to help the Busy organization. Without your continued support, all this wouldn't have been possible


Cool! Keep up the good work of you!

Great to see busy.org getting an UI update. It is an interesting project and I like to see it succeed in a way where community admins can connect their communities to the steem chain.

This is a totally new UI, much better than the current one. It has some issues and my transfers weren't working today. I hope they will be fixed soon.

The new updates looks interesting....

I noticed this post about BUSY and decided to share my opinion .

Even the work is not yet complete, but the primary tests showed that the new BUSY works much awesome than the previous one. 3.2 times waiting to test the new BUSY...

Pretty not bad, huh?

In general, we are waiting for the update.

Spanish version of this Busy.org publication / Versión en español de esta publicación


Don't mind giving it a go

In case DDoS attack, busy.org served a good alternative for steemit. I love their more intuitive user friendly interface other than comments (It is hard to find my own comment history).

it looks fantastic when to go in beta

The new updates looks interesting. I have used Busy a few times, will surely try to use it more often.

The major reason why I don't use Busy is because it is a little slower than the Steemit.com UI.


you should definitely try the new version, I can't see any difference and feel it is even faster most of the time.
I'll run some benchmark to see exactly the difference

Your publications are really beautiful I've checked most of them and found them amazing you're really worth it all thanks for sharing I hope to be like you in the future I work with all my efforts and perfection of God

Honestly, I have seen your comments tab many times, pasting the same comments on and off all day long to everyone.

I would suggest another approach with your comments.

I know language is a barrier here at times, but it is kinda spammy and insincere.

Yes even I have notice him posting the same message everywhere...It is annoying 😡

Lmao.... Some people are just here to make money through curation, so they focus on dropping comments instead of dropping valuable comments.... Not cool


Can u tell me why busy.org and steemit related to busy.org

yee good news

Awwww this looks so neat :3 Big ups for the great effort ^^

Nice post 👍
Thanks for sharing and and very useful information and good job ✌

I don’t think I’ll jump in the beta, there are some big features not yet implemented and there are many more patient testers than I! However this is looking amazing! I think this could easily be my new front end on release...

Any talk or designs for filtering content from apps like Zappl or Steepshot and placing it in its own area/widget? I’d love to see functionality like this. It’ll soon be needed to keep feeds coherent and manageable, but I’d love to have a portal for the most used Steem services all in one place.

Keep up the great work!

thank your for your support. We will give many updates on the incoming enhancements and hope to have you on board soon.
Any idea of big features you want as priority ?

For filtering content and custom feeds or widget, we changed to design to add some sidebars area which allow tons of possibilities to display/filter contents. There are already few ideas that actually covers your request but it wont be implemented any time soon.

We will also probably allow creation of 3rd parties app embed in Busy. Any developer will be able to create its own app with specific features and be integrated into the platform, just like some Facebook Apps are available to the users.

Actually, looking over the feature lists you posted, I may give it a try soon! It’s really just the lack of downvote, user blocking, and vote slider that would keep Busy from being fully functional for me at the moment. Obviously wallet integration is big, but I do use Vessel for most of my wallet management.

Glad to hear the thought process on widgets and filtering. I do think it’s important to address as soon as possible, as differently themed front ends proliferate.

I’d love to see reward splitting options available when posting, especially with a nice UI that perhaps applies badges (pulling relevant avatars) clearly showing readers where rewards are headed. It’s common in so many scenarios that users pledge liquid rewards to other accounts, causes, etc. I’d love to see these practices make use of the abilities of the blockchain to be guaranteed, automated, and secure.

Let me ask you guys a question, could people vote to make your posts invisible on this platform as well, or is it truly a decentralized Twitter?

First of all, content will always be on the blockchain so theres no censorship. Secondly, apps can white-out flagged posts, but again upvotes and downvotes are by the community and not decided by one person. So in that sense, its quite decentralised. As for twitter, theres just the one company that can decide.

I understand, but could they white-out on Busy too?

Sure, any front-end can determine what users do or do not see. But in the end, as the open-source code that underlies front-end development proliferates, users will be able to gravitate towards services which align with their needs and values. In the future we should see competition among applications for users that wish to access the Steem blockchain, much like individual websites compete for our use and attention on the internet today.

They could, but I don't think they are currently.

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