Today is the first day of spring and I take this opportunity to launch a new PlantCatching update. Counting the adjustments made a few days ago, you get a 2013 platform that will continue to attract new gardeners and to start a true revolution in the way we all access plants and food. Let’s recap all these news:
Starting today, the homepage gets a new presentation. The vertically displayed steps #1, 2, 3 and 4, better help new visitors understand succinctly what the service proposes and encourage them to share their plants and vegetables, as well as the information, on their networks and in their city. Note also the new checkbox that allows to save a default address when using the same browser on a given computer.
The donation form has a new field to let you add a picture through its web link from your preferred photo hosing site. The picture will of course appear when a visitor clicks on a search result.
The flyers on the Seed your city web page are now downloadable in different paper sizes: 4x6", A4 and Letter. Their graphics are also enhanced and the text has been reformulated.
At different places on the web site, other texts have been changed in order to adapt the content to the growing food sharing aspect and to highlight the use of the site by the Incredible Edible movement members. I remind you that it makes a few weeks that gardeners can promote their shared edible containers.
Google is sometimes flawed when returning geocoded results corresponding to the addresses you are using on the web site. Fortunately, it makes a few days that it’s now possible to manually set a marker on the map. The page Your requests had not this fix yet; it has been added today. Therefore, there are no excluded people anymore and everyone can share, request and find.
At last, in private donation mode, it’s now possible to hide your own address.
I hope these enhancements and modifications will please you and I invite you to continue sharing the information about PlantCatching in your area the more you can to invite new gardeners. As for you, Incredible Edible members, it’s time to promote your initiatives by adding your containers and their content to the map. All together, we will build a great plant and food resource, free and accessible.
NB: as usual, a new release comes with its series of bugs. Thanks in advance to report them if you experience some issues.