Steem Tag Search v1.1 Update

in steemit •  2 years ago

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This is the first major update since Steem Tag Search went live , and people flooded the site, a little more than a week ago.

A new url:

steem.kasperfred.com/tagsearch

This is to ensure 24/7 accessibility which is currently not possible with the old domain. Furthermore, the servers for the new URL are on the US East coast while the serves for the old url are positioned in Europe, so if you have a high latency, you may experience performance gains by using the other url. The old url will still be active for a while.

The primary focus of this update is performance.

We have been able take the wait time down from a few seconds to nearly instantaneous for certain actions (see video below).

A special thanks to @teambuktu for coming with suggestions for performance improvements, and for helping with making the application more mobile friendly.

Furthermore, @lighteye's suggestion about multi-tag-search has been implemented along with multi-author search.

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This means you can select the authors, and tags you like, bookmark the url, and use Steem Tag Search as your primary Steemit content discovery tool. No longer do you have to scroll through your feed of posts that are about topic you don't care about. You can try it here

Finally, a program called Selected Authors has been introduced. It aims to make it easy to discover content from new authors, and helps writers with a small audience get more exposure. You can read all about it here.

I'm really happy to see so many pitching in with ideas, and people who help make the application better. Even though I don't have time to implement all the suggested features, I keep them in mind when designing future updates. I'd love to hear more suggestions, and criticism of the application.

You can find the full changelog here

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this is brilliant! :) great work, upvoted.

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Nice Article dude, Thank you

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I hope you find it useful.

this is wonderful! Going to try it out later. resteemed

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Thanks. Let me know if find any bugs, or have any suggestions for future improvements.

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so far it works pretty good! Is there a way to make use of your service that has query string with URL and then it goes straight to posting results, instead of going in and then only search?

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Once you have searched for a query, the url will update. You can share this url, and it will go straight to the result.

For example this url: https://steem.kasperfred.com/tagsearch?tag=steemit&author=littlenewthings

Is the result of me searching for you as the author and steemit as the tag.

This also works with multiple authors and tags.

Note: if you want to integrate it into another service, it's advisable to wait for a future update where there will be a dedicated API for this as to not slow down the server, and to minimize the data transferred.