Loomio
December 2nd, 2014 00:04

Loomio 1.0 pre-release

Richard D. Bartlett
Richard D. Bartlett Public Seen by 413

Today is a pretty exciting day - we’re bringing on the first people to see an early version of Loomio 1.0! To access the new version, you need to be logged in on Loomio Beta, and then navigate to loomio.org/angular - go on, check it out!

(To get back to Loomio Beta, just refresh the page.)

This is early days, so there are lots of broken things, links that don’t work, missing images, weird ugly icons, etc... There is still plenty of work to do before we release this publicly, but we wanted to share our progress with our supporters to get some early feedback.

We expect to make big progress over the next three weeks, so we’ll be updating this thread when there is new functionality for you to check out.

For now, here’s some of the stuff that should work:

  • Live updates - when someone votes or posts a new comment, it will show up on the thread immediately (no more reloading the page!)
  • Infinite scroll - if you are reading a long discussion thread, comments will be loaded as you scroll down the page, rather than split out across multiple pages.
  • New navigation - This new version includes the ‘inbox dropdown’ - click on the inbox icon on the top left and you’ll see a list of all the latest threads. At the bottom of the list there’s a link “Keep this menu open”. This pins the inbox to the side of the screen, so you can navigate from one thread to the next quickly.
  • Mobile responsive - we’ve designed this new interface “mobile first”, meaning it should work great on a small screen.

And here’s what we’re working on in the very near future:

  • Mute button: as discussed in this thread, the mute button will be an easy way to ignore particular threads, so you won’t be notified of activity you don’t care about.
  • Starred threads: adding a ‘star’ to a thread is an easy way for you to mark it as important, and easily come back to it later.
  • Inbox filters: you’ll be able to customise what gets loaded in your Inbox. e.g. so it only shows you starred threads, or just the threads you are participating in.
  • Plus a general styling upgrade, and of course we’ll fixing up all the obviously broken things, missing images, links, etc.

Once those things are in place, we can get stuck into some really exciting features, like the activity feed (all your content on a wall), a plugin architecture (e.g. to support multiple decision types), and a super lightweight way of making decisions without having to form groups.

Stay tuned!

Ben Burton

Ben Burton started a proposal December 2nd, 2014 00:09

Congratulations to the Loomio team! Closed 6:05pm - Thursday 4 Dec 2014

I propose we congratulate the team for the hard work and success with the software so far. It's much appreciated and needed. Keep up the good work.

Results
Agree - 77
Abstain - 0
Disagree - 0
Block - 0
77 people have voted (0%)
Ben Burton

Ben Burton
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:10

I'm incredibly excited by the work done so far.

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett December 2nd, 2014 00:10

Ben you are cool <3

Tyler

Tyler
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:13

Tyler

Tyler December 2nd, 2014 00:14

Looks nice and clean

Tyler

Tyler December 2nd, 2014 00:15

can't click on avatars :(

Marianne Elliott

Marianne Elliott
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:17

Agreed!

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:17

Alanna Irving

Alanna Irving December 2nd, 2014 00:18

Thanks for the encouragement everyone! The team has been working really hard to get this out.

Just so everyone knows, this is only a first iteration and we'll obviously be making a bunch of improvements as we can. If you do have feedback, it's welcome here as comments, but keep in mind it might take time to get to it all.

Mike Shaw

Mike Shaw
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:22

Woooo!

Phill Coxon

Phill Coxon December 2nd, 2014 00:24

Looking amazing! Yay!

Phill Coxon

Phill Coxon December 2nd, 2014 00:24

Suggestion: tool tips over the menu icons.

KJ

Kirsten Jensen December 2nd, 2014 00:25

Well done! great work - keep at it

KJ

Kirsten Jensen
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:26

You are done such great work, and I hope to spread the use.

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie December 2nd, 2014 00:28

Thanks @phillcoxon. We're going to be doing tooltips, animations and walkthroughs/welcome experience as a final pass when all the features are in place.

Nick Johnstone

Nick Johnstone
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:34

Congrats folks. You've made a difference to the world already.

Aotearoa Digital Arts (ADA) Network

Aotearoa Digital Arts (ADA) Network
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:36

While we as an organisation have still to really feel the full benefits of what is already avallable i totally agree that the team have worked very hard and created an amazing tool
thanks heaps!!

Green Party Toronto

Green Party Toronto
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:51

David

David
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 00:58

congratulations and thanks on all the great work! :D

GM

Guillaume Marceau
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 01:00

mix irving

mix irving
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 01:54

i'm looking forward to helping polish this amazing work!

Chloe Waretini (Loomio Helper)

Chloe Waretini (Loomio Helper)
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 02:31

Million times agree!

WA

Wael Al-Saad
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 02:31

Big hug to all the team .. you are making history and steps toward better future ..

Inga Jensen

Inga Jensen
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 02:34

Sending a digital (insert your favorite accolade) across the photons and phosphors!

James Wilson

James Wilson
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 02:46

Fantastic achievement. Well done the team.

Ken LeFebvre

Ken LeFebvre
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 02:57

RDL

Rafael de la Rubia
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 03:32

Greg Cassel

Greg Cassel
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 03:45

Thank you for helping to facilitate the genuine advancement of civilization.

Ryan Gillespie

Ryan Gillespie
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 04:06

G

Gray
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 06:57

DU

[deactivated account]
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 08:00

yeah, great job !!!! :)

AA

Alice Audouin
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 08:51

Rachel B. Wickert

Rachel B. Wickert
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 09:09

Félicitations!

Joe Mitchell

Joe Mitchell
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 09:20

Woohoo!

M

Marco
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 09:51

Joshua Vial

Joshua Vial
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 09:57

nice work

Gizem Candemir

Gizem Candemir
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 10:37

Aurèle Duda

Aurèle Duda
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 10:43

Cobi

Cobi
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 10:56

Ilya Kuchaev

Ilya Kuchaev
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 11:14

nick

nick
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 11:29

Steve Phillips / @elimisteve

Steve Phillips / @elimisteve
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 13:36

I'm Steve Phillips and I approve this message.

Nico Aumar

Nico Aumar
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 13:57

Thanks very much!

João Marcello Ortega

João Marcello Ortega
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 14:00

Chris Taklis

Chris Taklis
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 14:05

Òscar Fonseca

Òscar Fonseca
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 14:46

Lucas Meijer

Lucas Meijer
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 15:07

MJ Kaplan

MJ Kaplan
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 15:08

Kudos to this whole circle of support for cheering on Loomio and making 1.0 awesome with your feedback.

RS

Robert S
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 19:37

Michael Elwood-Smith

Michael Elwood-Smith
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 20:03

Well done!

Greg Cassel

Greg Cassel December 2nd, 2014 20:46

It'd be really dramatic if a bunch of oligarchic bigwigs came in here and voted 'Block' before the poll closes.

G

Gray December 2nd, 2014 21:12

Oh! Pick Me! Pick Me ! I wanna be a Oligarchical Bigwig. I ain't never been one of thems befores. Sounds like fun !!

Greg Cassel

Greg Cassel December 2nd, 2014 21:16

I'm sorry but I'm guessing that you can't afford it! ;)

Jess Ducey

Jess Ducey
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 22:05

Beautiful work everyone! <3

Tekarihoken

Tekarihoken
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 22:34

it works fine

Nanz

Nanz
Agree
December 2nd, 2014 23:21

you peeps are rockstars

CD

Clark Davison
Agree
December 3rd, 2014 00:29

The platform continues to improve and member feedback and suggestions are pouring in.

Simon

Simon
Agree
December 3rd, 2014 01:18

Super achievement. Love the passion and focus. Very well done

Boaz Chen

Boaz Chen
Agree
December 3rd, 2014 06:39

thumbs up means a real thumbs up this time :)

Boaz Chen

Boaz Chen December 3rd, 2014 07:09

Wasn't the 1.0 supposed to allow several open proposals? or am I missing something?

Richard D. Bartlett

Richard D. Bartlett December 3rd, 2014 07:16

Boaz that will be coming in plugin format, most likely. Plugins are really close now because the new interface is built on top of a nice api which we can expose soon.

BB

Brandon Burns
Agree
December 3rd, 2014 13:41

It works great!

Luz María Cabrales LLach

Luz María Cabrales LLach
Agree
December 3rd, 2014 13:51

Roslyn

Roslyn
Agree
December 3rd, 2014 17:47

Matt Lemmon

Matt Lemmon
Agree
December 3rd, 2014 17:57

Hey guys, looks awesome! Is the stand-alone install ready for testing?

Rob Guthrie

Rob Guthrie December 3rd, 2014 19:43

@mattlemmon the documentation is there on our wiki we're just going to merge the branch today that cleans up the marketing stuff and uses your own hostname in the branding.

Miles Thompson

Miles Thompson
Agree
December 4th, 2014 00:08

hell yeah

Derek Razo

Derek Razo
Agree
December 4th, 2014 00:14

Joseph Cederwall

Joseph Cederwall
Agree
December 4th, 2014 00:27

Love your mahi!

Ben Rosenthal

Ben Rosenthal
Agree
December 4th, 2014 00:28

Mike Kmiec

Mike Kmiec
Agree
December 4th, 2014 00:36

Ramsey Margolis

Ramsey Margolis
Agree
December 4th, 2014 00:45

It's been an incredible journey so far, and it's far from over. Well done everyone!

Billy

Billy
Agree
December 4th, 2014 00:49

Thiago

Thiago
Agree
December 4th, 2014 01:58

GK

gregory kramer
Agree
December 4th, 2014 02:15

Great job!

JS

Josemi Sobron
Agree
December 4th, 2014 02:55

Congrats!

Jeremy Gilpin

Jeremy Gilpin
Agree
December 4th, 2014 03:11

Great work! Really looking forward to seeing how this evolves. Well done indeed!

Malcolm Colman-Shearer

Malcolm Colman-Shearer
Agree
December 4th, 2014 04:21

Yee har!

Tiberius Brastaviceanu

Tiberius Brastaviceanu
Agree
December 4th, 2014 04:45

H

hbz
Abstain
December 4th, 2014 05:01

H

hbz
Agree
December 4th, 2014 05:02

Steve Coffman

Steve Coffman
Agree
December 4th, 2014 05:38

+++

Miguel Prados Rodriguez

Miguel Prados Rodriguez
Agree
December 4th, 2014 06:45

Enhorabuena !

DU

[deactivated account]
Agree
December 4th, 2014 07:21

Steven Palmer

Steven Palmer
Agree
December 4th, 2014 08:55

Congratulations!

Neofytos Kolokotronis

Neofytos Kolokotronis
Agree
December 4th, 2014 10:31

Can't wait!

Onno van Bekkum

Onno van Bekkum
Agree
December 4th, 2014 10:47

Neil Morris

Neil Morris
Agree
December 4th, 2014 10:56

CY

Christine Yancy
Agree
December 4th, 2014 15:24

Nice work!

fanny

fanny
Agree
December 4th, 2014 16:28

Raphaël Jadot

Raphaël Jadot
Agree
December 4th, 2014 18:09

Loomio is such a great tool!

Jochen Walter

Jochen Walter
Agree
December 4th, 2014 18:40

CD

Clark Davison December 4th, 2014 19:19

I tried to @ somebody today using the mobile interface while I was away from the computer. The feature was unusable unfortunately for 3 reasons:

  • The auto-fill list of names of people in the discussion was pushed over to the right hand side of the screen with a single letter per line causing the whole list to disappear off the bottom of the screen.

  • I tried turning the phone sideways (auto-rotate turned on) which made entry slightly easier but encountered the same problem with the list fractured and mostly hidden behind the keyboard. The highlighted entry still obscures the text as well so I can't see which name is "selected".

  • The name I ended up selecting in the end did look right but had a space in it unlike any of the other @ links I have used previously. When I checked after posting the @ name was not a "clickable link"

I hope I have explained these issues clearly if you require any further details or I can shed any more light on this discovery please let me know.

RB

Robert Beck
Agree
December 4th, 2014 19:58

Philippe Ponge

Philippe Ponge December 12th, 2014 12:11

I missed this important decision ! So after all, I also want to congratulate the Loomio team :-)

Friendly.

Matt Lemmon

Matt Lemmon December 12th, 2014 19:37

@robertguthrie Thanks. I'll give it a try and let you know how it goes.