Celly Blog: Celly Web App Redesign, New Ways to Share Cells2012-06-19
You may have noticed we have slowly been making changes to our web interface. Today we rolled out our next batch of web changes, and we think you’ll like them.
We have switched over to the Dosis font, reduced font sizes, changed colors and backgrounds, and tried to make better use of space. We also put more emphasis on cell logos, so make sure you cell has a nice big logo! We will be doing lots more with those in the future, and many other web tweaks, but that is for another blog post.
The other area we worked on is joining and sharing cells. We are introducing a great new way to share cells: public links and golden ticket links. A public link is just a nice short link that makes it easy to share your cell on twitter, facebook, and email. People who use that link will still have to get approval to join your cell if it is private.
The real magic is in golden ticket links: you can share a link that lets people enter your cell without approval, invite, or a password. This means you need to be careful about who you give them out to, but it makes joining cells much easier. A great way to use a golden ticket link is to send it to a mailing list, or post the link to a facebook group of trusted people. If your link gets out to an audience that you don’t want to have it, you can regenerate it by clicking the little refresh button next to the link - this makes the old link invalid.
When people click your golden ticket, they will see a friendly landing page that gives them an overview of the cell:
Soon we will be adding QR codes for public links and golden tickets. Beyond that, our next step in sharing cells will be connecting to your facebook friends. We will be adding this to our android app first, and then to the website soon after. Let us know if you have other ideas for sharing your cells.