Have you seen those cool little BlogPets that are popping up all over the place? Yup, well we wrote it, and this is the official news site. Come and check out whats new, things we're working on and (of course) let us know what you think!

Monday, August 23

Current Status

We've found a few bugs over the last couple of days which are on the list to be fixed (thanks to everyone who helped test). Next bugfixes will be:

  1. "domain . com" and "www . domain . com" will create separate pet personalities for the same domain name
  2. Pet does not check if site is hosted with Blogger - it just assumes
  3. When users test their new pet (through the Blogger interface, or from a locally-held web page) it screws the database up a bit
  4. Scrolling text flickers in Mozilla/Firefox
  5. Some CSS commands elsewhere in the document will override pet settings, causing strange text attributes

Plus some good new features coming soon:

  1. Better AI, understanding of posts and comments
  2. Recognition of people, profiles, who likes who, etc
  3. Linking of blogs and profiles between pets, so your pet will talk about your friends' blogs too (if they have a pet)
  4. Moving over to the Atom API for better blog interaction and support for services other than Blogger

There are some features I'd like to add later on, but this will require user signup rather than just copying-and-pasting a bit of script. These can wait, perhaps for a version 2.

Also I've moved the web site over to another space (still available from http://www.devirc.org/blogpet/) so that other team members can tweak the development code ready for a new release.

Bug fixes are on their way...


Blogger Shaula Evans said...

When the feature goes live to allow pets to talk about other pet-blogs, it would be great to have a blog roll of blogs with pets, in order to take advantage of this feature (if it isn't a pain to implement).

October 22, 2004 at 10:34 AM

Blogger eug said...

how do i get this blogpet?????

November 20, 2006 at 4:59 AM


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