We’re fans of simplicity and sometimes we should take our own advice – KISS – keep it simple Summify. In this spirit, we’ve made liking and sharing stories from your summaries easier for you – no more clicking multiple buttons to share to multiple networks from your email or the web (like you guys actually did that anyway – we wouldn’t have). Here’s a quick look at the changes we made.
Before and After: Summify’s Like and Share Button Enhancements
Email and RSS Before
The presentation of your summary in email and RSS (e.g. Google Reader) are very similar so we’ve grouped them together here.
No like button existed and there were separate buttons for sharing to Twitter, Facebook, and Google Reader – talk about clickphobia.
Email and RSS Now
You’ll now see a Like button and just one super Share button, allowing for universal sharing from one spot.
The Like button was only visible when you hovered your mouse on a story title and there were separate share buttons for Facebook, Twitter, Google Reader, email and Instapaper.
The Like button is always visible and can be found under each story with it’s hearty new look. All previous share buttons have been consolidated into one super Share button.
The Share Bar, which you see when reading a story on the web, also showcases the Like button’s lovely new look.
So what happens when I click…?
Clicking the Like button helps teach Summify what you enjoy reading, and you will also Like the story on Facebook if one of the story’s sources was a Facebook user.
Clicking the Share button, regardless of where you find it, will bring up a universal share box for all of your networks.
What more could you possibly ask for? Yeah yeah we know, Google+!
“I heard Google released the API, so why are you Summify slugs taking so long?!” Nobody actually said that to us, but it might be what you’re thinking, so here’s an update. The Google+ API is currently read-only, so at the moment we can only get the public activity of one of your friends when what we really need is all the activity of all of your friends. On top of that, we’re unable to share content to Google+ yet. Rest assured, when Google+ is ready to be added to the Summify experience, you’ll be the first to know. For now, enjoy the new buttons and expect to see an iPhone update coming up in October!