It’s been a little while since our last release, but that’s because we’ve been working hard on improving xtimeline. For those of you following the site, here is a summary of our latest changes.
We’ve created the structure for xtimeline to support multiple languages, and we’ve started by offering Chinese. We’ll be looking for help soon on translating the site into other languages. In addition to other languages, we’ll also be adding in filters to allow you to search for timelines by language. Please send us some feedback if you’re interested in helping out!
Export to CSV and XML
We added RSS and CSV import a few weeks ago, and now we’ve added the ability to export to XML and CSV files. This gives timeline creators the ability to download their data. This function is located on the edit page.
We hope this function is helpful for anybody who wants to use their data on other sites, or would like to have a local copy of their timeline.
We’re also planning to give users the ability to make their timelines downloadable by the public. The timeline creator will be able to set this in the timeline’s preferences. We’ll let you know when this is ready!
* No longer need to specify day or month
Here’s a preview of changes to come:
* Groups and group editing – We’re working on creating groups that would make it easier to collaborate to build timelines.
* New timeline widget – We’re also working on a new design and algorithm to entirely change the way timelines are displayed and embedded. We think this will make xtimeline more attractive and useful.
* API – This might take us a bit longer, but don’t worry, we’re working on this.
Thanks again for all of your comments and please keep them coming! We really read everything that is sent to us. If we don’t respond to a suggestion — sometimes it’s because we’re already working on it, and planning to release it soon. Again, we’ll try our best to respond!
Lauren and Kevin