New in #Writeas Labs: email subscriptions!
This is a very early, very experimental feature, but I'm excited to launch it for everyone and start putting it through some real-world testing.
Get started here: https://write.as/letters
Feedback / discussion here: https://discuss.write.as/t/new-in-labs-email-subscriptions/480
Email subscriptions are huge, huge; one of those features you think is relatively simple to build until you realize it needs to do that.. and also that.. oh and that, too.
Things are looking good enough to ship this in Write.as Labs soon. Last pieces:
- verifying email addresses
- sending posts on a delay
Another thought today: if we support ActivityPub mentions in WF posts, you could add your Mastodon / Pleroma / etc. handle to your posts, and any subsequent fediverse replies would mention and notify you. Could be a good stopgap until @remark_as is out.
Posts would remain "don't @ me" by default, but if you wanted comments on a post, you'd just mention yourself. 🤔
Kind of proud of this... I just finished per-topic browsing on @readwriteas, and instead of creating new database tables and adding to the admin UI, I just stored the featured topics in a plain Write.as post (https://write.as/w9fggtfchntbfj6c.md). The server uses the go-writeas library to fetch the post, does some simple string operations, and then generates the navigation bar.
What do you call this? Bootstrapping features on the platform I'm storing data for the features on?
State of the Development, March 2019: