GamerLink Beta v2.3.7 Changelog – The Appetizer

Changelog

***GENERAL***
• Added support for Paragon

***ANDROID***
• Fix a bug in Beacon description where adding hashtags would prevent text from being entered

• Fixed a bug where the friend chat icon would watch too many ninja videos and blend in with the top bar

• Fixed a bug where the app would sometimes crash when adding too many games at once

• Bug fixes and improvements

***iOS***
• Bug fixes and improvements


GamerLink Beta v2.3.5 Changelog – You’re GO!ng to love this!

Changelog

***GENERAL***
• Added support for Pokémon GO! (and Mobile)!
-> We may be late to the party but that’s because when we do something, we do it right! ^_^’ Jokes aside the Pokémon GO! hype is impossible to ignore, and GamerLink is giving you another reason to run into a few more trees: GamerLink now allows you to connect with gamers to play Pokémon GO!, so GO! add it to your game library and start sending Beacons! But wait, Pokémon GO! requires location so how will that work? Well…

• GamerLink Beacons now support (current) Location!
-> Wahhh??!! Yes you heard right. While sending a Beacon you now have the option to add your current location (down to the city). This gives you an even further level of flexibility to your Beacons, letting you connect with awesome gamers nearby to take down gyms or watch your money turn into raining pink petals. Location isn’t exclusive to Pokémon GO! and can be added to any of the hundreds of games that GamerLink supports. Location is currently optional for all games but Pokémon GO!. And that’s not all…

• The Dashboard Feed can now be filtered by (current) Location!
-> That’s right, even the filter is feeling the Pokémon GO! love. We’ll we’ve actually wanted to update the filter since we’ve added it and we still have some cool updates in store, but for now location felt like an appropriate addition. Like Beacons, when Location is selected it will automatically be set to your current location. Let us know how you feel about this! Also, for now a game must also be selected with a location when applying a filter but this will most likely change in the filter update.

• Updated the Feed and Beacon Info to display Beacon Location
-> Nothing too crazy here, just some UI updates to support the addition of Location.

***ANDROID***
• Fixed a bug where very long Beacon descriptions would prevent you from editing the Beacon time

• Fixed a bug where long Beacon descriptions were being cut off in Beacon Info

• Fixed a bug where loading more Feed items with the “New Feed Items” UI would remove it

• Fixed a bug where push notifications wouldn’t be cleared when opening the app

• Fixed a bug where the accept/ignore buttons for a friend request would be removed before confirming a nickname

• Fixed a bug where viewing your own Profile wouldn’t show the menu drawer icon

• Removed the ability to edit a reply for an expired Beacon

• Removed the ability to accept a reply for an expired Beacon

***iOS***
N/A


GamerLink Beta v2.3.4 – Planet of the Fixes

Changelog

***GENERAL***
• Updated the UI on screens where content would be hidden under the FAB

***ANDROID***
• Fixed a bug where the Feed would sometimes show duplicate content

• Fixed a bug where the Feed wouldn’t automatically refresh after posting a Beacon

• Fixed a bug where the Feed wouldn’t show the UI for new Feed items

• Fixed a bug where Beacons would sometimes be posted multiple times

• Fixed a bug where Beacon replies would sometimes cause multiple notifications

• Fixed a bug where deleting a Beacon wouldn’t update the Feed

• Fixed a bug where Beacon Estimated Length was defaulting to 15 minutes instead of 30

• Fixed a bug where tapping a Beacon would dim the timestamp

• Added the ability to view changelogs directly in the app

• Added the ability to edit, expire and delete Beacons

• Added the ability to edit and delete Beacon replies

• Updated Profile with user activity Feed

• Updated push notifications to be expandable

• Updated various UI elements

• Updated the top bar icons in the chat drawer to match iOS

***iOS***
• Updated the Feed and Chat UI to improve performance

• Fixed a bug where the Beacon would be defaulted to a game after the filter was removed

• Fixed a bug where posting a Beacon didn’t update the Feed


GamerLink Beta v2.3.3 – Everyone Loves Beacon!

Changelog

***GENERAL***
• Updated GamerLink Beacons
-> Beacons have gotten a minor overhaul this update, focused on helping you better connect with other gamers. The largest update to Beacons is the addition of “Estimated Length” and “Start Time”. Estimated Length lets other games know how long you plan to game for, while Start Time let’s gamers know when you plan to begin gaming. Other improvements include unlimited Beacon descriptions and moving the create Beacon FAB to the Dashboard for easy access.

• Updated Feed UI for Beacons
-> In order to take advantage of the new information available for Beacons, we’ve give the Beacon Feed item a fresh coat of paint. High quality game wallpapers and a cleaner layout helps make searching for your next gaming experience even more enjoyable!

• Updated Beacons replies to allow adding messages
-> In addition to increasing the flexibility of Beacons, we wanted to improve the process of replying to a Beacon as well. Using the previous system, you would reply to a Beacon by tapping the reply button and then wait to see if you got a response back. The Beacon owner would receive a notification saying you wanted to game and they could choose to accept your reply, but there was nothing special about the reply itself. This update gives gamers replying to a Beacon a way to express their interest to game or show that they have what it takes to help accomplish a goal, using the same tools available to the Beacon owner (text, hashtags etc.). It also give the Beacon owner a way to compare replies so that they can always connect with the best gamers for them. Adding a message to a Beacon reply is currently mandatory.

• Updated Beacon Info UI
-> Similar to the Feed UI, Beacon Info needed a bit of an update to handle all this new information. While you should explore the updated Beacon Info to get familiar with where everything is, here’s a few key things to keep in mind:
-> As a Beacon owner you can now view all of the replies your Beacon has received.
-> Beacons and Beacon replies can be edited after posting. However they won’t always be editable, such as when a reply has already been accepted.

• Updated game cover arts to no longer go to game Communities
-> Keep reading for the full explanation.

• Removed GamerLink Communities
-> We like the idea behind Communities; a way for gamers with similar interest (games for the first version) to connect and engage with each other. However, because we created a Community for every game we ended up with a few active Communities and a lot of inactive ones. So for now we’re removing Communities from GamerLink while we go back to the drawing board. We got a ton of great feedback after our last survey that we’re excited to start putting into action, so look out for progress updates on the new and improved Communities!

• Removed GamerLink Streamers
-> As with Communities, we like the potential GamerLink Streamers has to help established and upcoming streamers engage with their fan base, while providing a better streamer discovery platform than what is currently available. However a combination of non-engaged streamers and focusing on other features left GL Streamers in a weird spot. Since we want to provide a great experience for both streamers and gamers on the platform, we’re removing GL Streamers while we collect more data and feedback on what features the platform should have. As Communities v2 is the next big feature in the pipeline, we’re currently not certain on when GL Streamers will return.

• Added the ability to expire a Beacon
-> Beacon owners can now “expire” their Beacon after posting, which removes the ability for gamers to reply. You can expire a Beacon when editing.

• Added Activity Feed to Profile
-> Friends don’t believe that you’re really a hardcore gamer? Now you can show them your gaming activity and prove it! Activity Feeds allow you to check out what friends and gamers you connect with have been up to on GamerLink.

• Added the ability to filter Dashboard Feed by any owned games
-> With the removal of Communities, there needed to be a way to organize content on your Dashboard Feed. So this update includes the addition of a Feed filter, which allows you to temporarily limit what type of content appear in your Feed. Currently the Filter can only be applied for owned games, but the ability to filter by games, hashtags, users and more are planned for future updates.

• Added the ability to manually refresh all Feeds via pull-to-refresh
-> Pretty self explanatory. While at the top of a Feed, continue pulling and then let go to manually refresh.

• TONS of smaller bug fixes and improvements

***ANDROID***
• Fixed a bug where you wouldn’t see all of your friends if you had more than 50 (lucky you!)

• Fixed a bug where changing a friend’s displayed platform would sometimes cause a crash

• Fixed a bug where notifications weren’t being marked as read

• Fixed a bug where the collapsed game library was showing more than 3 games

***iOS***
• Updated friends list with platform icons

• Updated Beacon tags to work properly with more symbols

• Updated Force Touch shortcut to “Post A Beacon”

• Added the ability to view changelogs directly in the app

• Fixed a bug where new message notifications wouldn’t be received after closing a chat

• Fixed a bug where a Steam ID would be considered invalid if it had an underscore

• Fixed a bug where game library would disappear

• Fixed a bug where Feed would lose it’s saved position after viewing a Beacon


GamerLink Beta v2.3.1 Changelog – The Calm Before the Storm

Changelog

GENERAL
• Updated list of Beacon tags to be seperate for each game
-> Beacon tags are now being tracked on a per game basis. With the ability to add custom tags included in this update as well, you can now start using and creating tags specific to the game you want to play. Let the creativity flow!

• Updated notifications UI and logic
-> Notifications no longer disappear when interacted with and will instead indicate if they are read or unread.

• Updated the structure of Beacons in the Feed in preperation for a huge Beacon update
-> 😉

• Updated the UI for longer GamerLink IDs

ANDROID
• Fixed a bug with the new notification indicator being incorrectly displayed

• Removed side scrolling of games in Game Library

• Fixed a bug with tutorials on the Dashboard

• Tons of smaller bug fixes

IOS
• Fixed a bug where a friend chat wouldn’t load after quickly backing out

• Fixed a UI bug with the tutorial arrow

• Fixed a UI bug with updating a friend’s nickname

• Fixed a bug where messages where not being marked as unread

• Tons of smaller bug fixes


GamerLink Beta v2.3.0 Changelog – A Profile Worth Showing Off

Changelog

General
• Updated Profile UI
-> We’ve overhauled the Profile UI as a part of the large experience update we’ve been doing over the last few weeks. This update includes separating your personal and game info for clarity and functionality. Your game library now has a fancy new home in it’s own tab, organized by platforms for your convenience and complete with HD cover arts. We’ve also updated the Profile to make viewing users with very large game libraries much easier. Finally, as a result of the Profile update all of your friend management tools have been moved to your friends list (makes sense right?). Go forth and make gamers jealous with your awesome new Profile!

• Updated discussions and friend chats to allow clickable hyperlinks
-> GamerLink reminds you to hyperlink responsibly

• Updated down for maintenance logic to show the GamerLink server status webpage when a connection with the server is lost

• Fixed a bug where Badges on the Feed wouldn’t show streamer colors

• TONS of smaller bug fixes
-> And we’re not kidding. GamerLink Beta has been getting hella stable lately and it wouldn’t be possible without the awesome feedback from our beta testers. Keep being awesome!

Android
• >>>Gotta go fast>>>
-> Various forms of forbidden magic has resulted in a speed increase of over 50%! Navigating through the app is now buttery smooth and snappier than ever.

• Added indicators for new notifications and messages

• Added filler cover art image for cover arts that haven’t loaded yet

• Updated Community UI
-> Added top bar blur and collapsing effect to match iOS

• Updated Dashboard feed to save position when leaving the screen

• Updated feed loading UI

• Fixed a bug where push notifications wouldn’t open the app

• Fixed a bug where Streamer Discussions would sometimes be blank

• Fixed a bug where the post a Beacon FAB would sometimes appear in Community Discussions and Gamers tabs

• Fixed a bug where more info on Beacons sometimes wouldn’t work in communities

• Fixed a bug where notifications would occasionally not show up

• Fixed a crash when resetting password

iOS
• Fixed a bug where streamer social links wouldn’t work

• Fixed a bug with the post Beacon tutorial

• Fixed a bug where privacy settings would default to everyone in the UI (proper setting was still applied)


GamerLink Beta v2.2.1 Changelog – Now with 100% more Streamers!

Changelog

• NEW: GamerLink Streamer Communities!!
-> Continuing on our quest of connecting the online gaming community, we’re happy to introduce GamerLink Streamer Communities. Streamer Communities allows streamers (gamers that stream their gameplay online for other gamers to watch) a better way to interact with their fans and followers. Streamer Communities also provides fans with a central place to engage with their favorite streamers, quickly receive streaming updates and connect with other gamers in that streamer’s community. Streamer Communities is launching with three streamers to follow and engage with including Natu, an ex-professional CS:GO player. New streamers will constantly be added and you can also send suggestions for streamers you’d like to see added directly in the app.
-> Similar to Game Communities, Streamer Communities includes the ability to create and comment on discussions (ask streamers for tips or burning questions), an about page that provides links to a streamer on social media, and a game library that lets you see if the streamer streams for any of the games you own. Additional features will be added in future updates.

• Added a new Feed item: “Streamer is now streaming”
-> After following a streamer, you will be notified if they start streaming and what game they are streaming right on your Dashboard.

• Added support for more games
-> Tom Clancy’s The Division
-> Overwatch
-> Gears of War: Ultimate Edition
-> Battlefield Hardline
-> Skate 3
-> Red Dead Redemption
-> Need for Speed
-> Street Fighter V

• Updated GamerLink Communities
-> This update for GamerLink Communities includes some much needed features such as the ability to edit, delete and report discussions or comments. No more pressure to be perfect the first time (or regrets when you aren’t)!
-> This update also adds a “content lock”. Basically, certain information in Game and Streamer Communities will be restricted until you’ve added the game to your library or followed the streamer.

• Updated Dashboard with HD cover arts
-> Continuing with improving your Feed viewing experience, Feed items related to a game are now updated with beautiful HD cover arts. Tapping a cover art will take you to that game’s Community.

• Updated various areas in the app for the new Badge
-> All Badges in the app should now be updated for the new GamerLink Badges.

• Updated tutorial overlays
-> Added some more tutorials to help avoid confusion for new users.

• Updated platform ID validation for for Nintendo and Battlenet platforms

• Updated various UI elements

• Reverted chat back to previous system
-> The new chat system was causing too many issues, so we’ve switched back to the previous chat system for now. However, we’ve solved a few issues with the previous chat system that should make it work more consistently now. If you encounter any issues with chatting make sure to let us know!

• Fixed a bug where GamerLink ID and Badge would not update until the app was restarted

• Fixed a bug where push notifications for new messages sometimes wouldn’t show up

• Fixed a bug where the app would occasionally crash on startup

• Fixed a bug where tapping back on the platform screen would occasionally cause a crash

• Fixed a bug where the welcome message would not show on first login

• Fixed a crash when trying to update Badge

• Tons of smaller fixes and improvements!


GamerLink Beta v2.1.1 Changelog – A cover art says 1000 words

Changelog

• NEW: Game Pages! + Beacon Update
-> GamerLink Beacons are a useful tool for finding certain types of gamers to play with or when building a team. However, having all relevant Beacons only on your Dashboard made it difficult to focus on one game when you’re looking for someone to play with. Game Pages solve this issue by combining all things related to a game into one convenient place. Each game’s page includes a filtered Feed that only displays Beacons and other activity for that game, and this is now where you send Beacons from. They also come with a discussion board, allowing you to engage in conversations or organize events with other gamers that own that game. Game pages are your go-to spot for connecting with gamers that own the same games as you.

• NEW: GamerLink Badges!!!
-> Those of you that joined GamerLink in early Beta or even Alpha know that this one has been a long time coming. Even though we know how attached everyone has become to the “Hi I’m noob here!” badge (the name has finally been revealed!), we think everyone can agree that it’s good to have variety. So we’re happy to introduce the first version of GamerLink Badges. This first update includes the Recruiter badge and it’s two evolutions: Power Recruiter and Super Recruiter. These badges, like all following them, will require you to unlock them by completing various tasks. The Recruiter badge is earned by inviting 1 friend through the built-in invite system, and the evolutions are unlocked at higher levels of invited friends. Future badges may require you to gain a certain number of friends or game at certain times for example. If you have any ideas you’d like to see for a Badge let us know. More badges will be added in upcoming updates so look out for new challenges!
TIP: To equip your shiny new Badge, tap on your currently equipped badge while editing your profile. From the Badge screen you can equip any unlocked Badges or check out the other Badges to see what is needed to unlock them.

• Updated the Invite system for GamerLink Badges
-> In addition to seeing how many friends you have invited that have currently signed up, the Invite screen will also display the unlockable Badges allowing you to check out their requirements or equip any of the already unlocked Badges.

• Updated the Game Library screen
-> The Game Library update is the first of a few large experience updates coming to GamerLink in the near future. It’s really hard to show off your game library to friends when it’s just a bunch of text, especially those of you with a large game collection. So we’re helping that cause by adding some oomph to GamerLink starting with your game library. HD cover arts for all supported games now helps to bring your game library to life, while platform icons help to keep your ever-growing game library organized and also helps add to the jealousy of all your friends. Win-win!

• Overhauled the Game Selection process
-> The Game Selection overhaul is the second large experience update (that didn’t take too long huh?). To help make the process of building that awesome game library smoother and more intuitive, we’ve redesigned how you find and add games. First, adding a new game has been simplified to one simple button on your game library. The second thing you’ll notice when adding a game is that we’ve gone a step further with the platform separation and made it really easy to find the platform you’re looking for, by displaying the familiar platform icons all on one screen. Each platform icon will take you to GamerLink’s game database for that platform, where you can search for the game you’re looking for or choose from whatever is popular at that time. Once you’ve found the game you’re looking for you’ll see a list of games you currently have queued to add. Adding a game has also been restricted to only one platform at a time (we apologize to you dedicated multi-platform game adders). As always, if the game you’re looking for can’t be found you can send us a request for it to be added. [Remember, multiplayer only!]

• Updated some bugs with the new chat system
-> We’re making steady progress with the bugs in the new chat system, but there may be a chat wipe in the near future depending on how simple the bugs are. We’ll make sure to keep you updated on social media. However, the chat itself is much smoother and responsive so try it out with some friends or GamerLink Admin 🙂

• Fixed a bug where the last played info of a friend sometimes wouldn’t appear on the friends list
-> You can now stay up to date with what all of your friends are playing!
TIP: For those you you with friends that own multiple platforms, remember that you can switch the displayed platform by tapping the arrows after expanding the friend’s menu. Of course, this also changes the last played game shown.

• Fixed a complicated bug with the startup process. Result: the app now starts almost twice as fast!
-> We’re sure this matters greatly to some people.

KNOWN BUGS:

• You’ll need to restart the app after changing your Badge for it to display on the Menu

• The new Badge system is still being updates in various places throughout the app, such as in communities. If you aren’t seeing your updated Badge in some screens let us know through the in-app feedback.

• We’re reworking the way navigating throughout the app is handled so you may occasionally experience some trippy stuff. Restarting the app should put everything back to normal.


GamerLink Beta v2.0.0 – Happy New Year!

Changelog

• Added more info on privacy settings in sign up process and while editing profile

• Added a message when hitting the bottom of the Feed

• Added the ability to view another gamer’s profile by tapping their Badge on the Feed or in Beacon Info

• Added the option to sort Beacon Tags by most popular or alphabetically

• Updated invalid platform ID dialog with more info

• Updated the Feed logic

• Updated the platform color for Nintendo Wii and Wii U

• Fixed a bug with valid platform ID logic

• Fixed a bug where the tutorial overlay wouldn’t cover certain UI elements

• Fixed a bug where the Feed refresh bar would hide content

• Fixed a bug where the Feed refresh bar wouldn’t always take you back to the top of the Feed

• Fixed a bug where notifications wouldn’t be dismissed after accepting a beacon

• Improved various UI elements

• Tons of other bug fixes and stability improvements!


GamerLink Beta v1.9.9 – You wanted more games huh?

Changelog

• NEW: GamerLink Beacons
-> Real-time searching has been removed and is being replaced with GamerLink Beacons. While we’re sad to see the GamerLink Real-Time searching feature go (and the beautiful game slot UI with it), having users from all over the world made it difficult to connect as everyone was online at different times. Therefore we’ve decided to focus on connecting gamers in a way that doesn’t require compatible users to be online at the exact same time. Meet GamerLink Beacons. GamerLink Beacons allows a user to express their intention to game to the entire GamerLink community. Beacons show up in the new GamerLink Activity Feed (more info below) to relevant gamers, who can then reply to the Beacon to connect and chat with the gamer looking to play. Beacons can also be customized by a wide variety of tags that help to capture a gamer’s intentions when looking to play, with more customization planned for future updates. To access Beacons, tap the gamepad icon on the Dashboard.

• NEW: GamerLink Activity Feed
-> To go along with the new GamerLink Beacon system is an Activity Feed, which will be replacing Search History on the Dashboard. This Activity Feed is a gamer’s portal into what their gaming friends and relevant gamers in the GamerLink community are up to in the gaming world. Activity that can appear in the Feed includes newly added games, changed platform IDs, Beacons and more, with additional content planned for future updates.

• Added support for a LOT more games
-> One of the biggest request by users on GamerLink has been supporting more games and platforms. Because of how the real-time matchmaking system worked, supporting a large amount of games would have been impractical as even on only 20 games finding other games proved difficult. However, with the introduction of GamerLink Beacons comes the ability for GamerLink to support more games, and support more games we did! Over 100 new games across the most popular platforms have been added to GamerLink with a lot more on the way. We’re starting small and growing quickly, so make sure to use the in-app feedback to let us know if we missed your favourite game.

• Fixed a bug where tapping a message push notification wouldn’t open the friend chat screen

• Fixed a bug where friends weren’t being sorted properly

• Fixed a bug that allowed a user to add themself as a friend

• Fixed a bug where sending a colon (:) in chat caused the message to break

• Fixed a bug where updating a platform ID would change locally but not on the server

• Fixed a bug where a user could send multiple friend requests

• Fixed a bug where notifications would sometimes be duplicated

• Updated various text throughout the app for clarity

• Updated Platform ID validation

• Updated Badges to a more appropriate shape

KNOWN BUGS
• Tapping on a push notification after some time occasionally doesn’t open GamerLink

• Some in-app notifications are not being dismissed after tapping them

**NOTE**
As a result of the new Beacon feature, game and platform data had to be erased. Returning users will be prompted to add a game to their library on first login. We apologize for any inconvenience.