What's New in Amity Social Cloud, March 2023
The Amity Social Cloud team continues to deliver exciting new developments, offering a fresh batch of new features and enhancements this month. A highlight from this month is the introduction of a new smart ranking algorithm, that considers engagement, including reactions, comments, and the time of the last activity to rank posts. So, without further ado, let's dive into the updates!
🎉 New features
Live Object & Live Collections for Typescript
We've just introduced some awesome new features for our Live Objects and live collections. This means you can now stay on top of any real-time data changes to an object or a collection without the hassle of having to query again and again. Sounds good, right? Let us show which are the new features we are talking about that will make your social experience easier!
For Live Objects there are a new exciting addition, you'll never miss a beat when it comes to staying connected with your community:
For Live Collections, we have recently enhanced four key features. Take a look at the impressive list of improvements we've made:
User Mention & Community Member Search for Flutter
We’ve introduced the ability to mention users in posts and comments. Alongside this, you’ll now be able to search for community members by keyword (i.e. by userID or display name)
New Smart Ranking Algorithm
We are thrilled to announce the launch of one of our latest innovations - a smart ranking algorithm that will transform the way your users experience your social feed. We understand that you value relevance, engagement, and efficiency, and this new feature will deliver all of this and more!
Our new algorithm considers both engagement and time to rank posts, including reactions, comments, and the time of the last activity and creation of the post. This means that you'll never miss a beat and will always be up-to-date with the latest buzz on your social network.
We are confident that our new algorithm will significantly boost your engagement levels, and our clients have already seen impressive results. From April 1st, the smart ranking algorithm will become the default ranking system for all users. However, if you prefer to stick with the current chronological order or customize the algorithm to suit your preferences, please contact our support team.
Block users API
The Block API is a brand new feature now available on the Amity Social Cloud platform. With the Block API, you can block users, comply with Google Play Developer Program Policies, and create a safer and more engaging app environment for your users. The API is customizable and easy to integrate into any app development environment, and our team is available to support you through the process. For more information, visit the link.
Enhanced Android and iOS Live Collection
With this latest update, you can now automatically monitor and retrieve real-time events as soon as new items are added to Community Categories on both iOS and Android. In addition, we have added the ability to observe user objects in real-time on iOS and Newly joined community events to the live collection on Android.
As a result, this enhancement brings a new level of convenience and efficiency to your experience on our platform, enabling you to stay informed effortlessly about the latest news and updates in the communities and user details.
File & Image Upload Progress for Flutter
With this latest social module enhancement, you will now be able to view the upload progress of files and images when you post them on our platform. This feature provides greater transparency and makes it easier for users to keep track of their uploads.
Improvement of our API’s ability to update the channel's last activity date
We now offer the ability to update a channel's last activity date, which can simplify the migration of chat messages from other services to Amity Social Cloud. By providing this feature, users can ensure that a channel's last activity accurately reflects the actual date that chat messages are being migrated. This can streamline the migration process and make it easier for users to transfer their chat messages to Amity Social Cloud. For more information, please visit our documentation.
We're happy that you've made it this far, if you have any questions, head over to our developer forum. Until next month, we hope you have a great one.