We’ve been hard at work developing new functionality and today we’re releasing the following:
1. Multi-Option Questions
It’s now possible to define the answers, instead of just ‘Yes’ or ‘No’. This has been the single most requested feature, so we’re very happy to deploy it. Currently there is a limitation of 4 answer options, although this will be increased as we refine the analytics so that results can be meaningfully displayed.
Other than just voting, our users have told us they want to be able to engage in discussion. So, we’ve implemented Disqus on the question page.
3. Question Editing
By popular demand, it’s now possible to edit a question after you’ve asked it. The purpose of this functionality is to fix basic errors and typos. A log of question changes is maintained for auditing to protect the integrity of Yacket.
4. Yacket Battle
An exciting feature has been released today. It’s called ‘Yacket Battle’. This allows questions to be asked where the answer options are 2 twitter users. For example, a user might ask the question “Who do you want to win the 2012 US Election?”, and the options could be @BarackObama and @MittRomney. Apart from making your questions more visually interesting, this has the affect of creating relationships with questions asked by other Yacket users about the same people. The easiest way to understand it is to see it in action. Click here to see. It works with any Twitter user - they don’t need to have an account in Yacket to be a part of the battle.
We intend on releasing new functionality over the next 2 weeks, and I’ll update you as it happens. In the meantime, I’d love for you to try out the new features and help us to continue our Public Beta experiment as we work towards moving Yacket out of beta towards a wider public launch.
I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has contributed to this public beta so far - the feedback and data we are gathering is really helping us shape Yacket into a great product.
Any questions, comments or problems, please email me directly on firstname.lastname@example.org. Click here to go to Yacket.com.