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Jason
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by Jason 15 Jun 2020, 17:19

I wanted to provide a quick update on our current priorities and where we intend to take ArrowChat over the next year. We have a lot of things planned and some of these features are already in development.

Priority 1
  • Update the Web Interface UI - This will be a drastic change. The new UI is completely different from what you see today. Our main goal is to bring the interface up to today's standards.
  • Vanilla JavaScript - We will be removing the need for jQuery completely. This includes a complete code rewrite with a focus on object-oriented programming.
Priority 2
  • Provide a Cloud Service - ArrowChat will be able to be used without any hosted files. Don't worry, we have no intention on removing the self-hosted product ever.
  • Full API - You'll be able to tap into an extensive PHP and JavaScript API for building your own custom functions.
Priority 3
  • Native Mobile App Guide - After we've updated all the code, we'll be providing a guide to compile ArrowChat into your own app on the app store.
This just scratches the surface and provides a general overview of where we're going from here. We have a lot of plans beyond this.

We can't wait to share the future updates with you.
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by Tripp 17 Jun 2020, 03:39

I will admit, I am excited to see what comes out. My heart momentarily stopped when I saw the cloud service and I thought - like another service that will go unnamed - that this was going to be forced so that you could charge $1,999 (A MONTH) for the same service that I'm already getting, self hosted for around $20 a year. But I am rest assured by your stance on not removing self-hosted as an option "Ever".
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by Jason 17 Jun 2020, 13:31

I will admit, I am excited to see what comes out. My heart momentarily stopped when I saw the cloud service and I thought - like another service that will go unnamed - that this was going to be forced so that you could charge $1,999 (A MONTH) for the same service that I'm already getting, self hosted for around $20 a year. But I am rest assured by your stance on not removing self-hosted as an option "Ever".
The goal here is two main products:

ArrowChat Cloud
- For beginners, a plug-and-play solution that makes installation quick and easy.

ArrowChat Self-Hosted
- For Intermediate users, a product with UI kits. Pretty much exactly what you see today.
- For advanced users, a full API. We provide the API and you develop the UI.

By nature, the cloud service has to have a monthly fee. Also by nature, the self-hosted service will remain a one-time fee.
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by Goose 18 Jun 2020, 14:13

I wanted to provide a quick update on our current priorities and where we intend to take ArrowChat over the next year. We have a lot of things planned and some of these features are already in development.

Priority 1
  • Update the Web Interface UI - This will be a drastic change. The new UI is completely different from what you see today. Our main goal is to bring the interface up to today's standards.
  • Vanilla JavaScript - We will be removing the need for jQuery completely. This includes a complete code rewrite with a focus on object-oriented programming.
Priority 2
  • Provide a Cloud Service - ArrowChat will be able to be used without any hosted files. Don't worry, we have no intention on removing the self-hosted product ever.
  • Full API - You'll be able to tap into an extensive PHP and JavaScript API for building your own custom functions.
Priority 3
  • Native Mobile App Guide - After we've updated all the code, we'll be providing a guide to compile ArrowChat into your own app on the app store.
This just scratches the surface and provides a general overview of where we're going from here. We have a lot of plans beyond this.

We can't wait to share the future updates with you.
*Priority 1: bugfix 3.0.4

thanks!
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Jason
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by Jason 18 Jun 2020, 22:52

*Priority 1: bugfix 3.0.4

thanks!
Wrong place. Please see tracker.php?p=1
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convexchange
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by convexchange 16 Jul 2020, 09:55

Timeline?
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jackal
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by jackal 16 Aug 2020, 16:55

In plain english what does this mean?
"Provide a Cloud Service - ArrowChat will be able to be used without any hosted files."
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by Jason 17 Aug 2020, 11:19

In plain english what does this mean?
"Provide a Cloud Service - ArrowChat will be able to be used without any hosted files."
You put one line of HTML code on your website and ArrowChat is installed.
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Kerby
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by Kerby 24 Dec 2020, 10:25

When will be the release of v4? I'm excited for the modern design on desktop.
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by Melanie 27 Dec 2020, 06:18

When will be the release of v4? I'm excited for the modern design on desktop.
Me too. The did say it might be released before end of year but guessing that is pushed back now.
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by SDFltd 31 Dec 2020, 04:27

Priority 2
  • Provide a Cloud Service - ArrowChat will be able to be used without any hosted files. Don't worry, we have no intention on removing the self-hosted product ever.
You really scared me, it was a tought year that one I had to move away from that horrible competitor of yours that tried to force us to move to their cloud and pay a bazillion more each month.

Self hosted solutions have a lot of advantages, mainly realiability and easy of customization, but if you want to go up to the "recurring income wagon", the push service is the right way to go.
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by Kerby 17 Jul 2021, 15:51

1 year passed and I see no updates or schedule for priorities 1. When are priorities 1 available?
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by Jason 17 Jul 2021, 16:04

1 year passed and I see no updates or schedule for priorities 1. When are priorities 1 available?
I had another project that sidetracked this a bit. However, that is now complete so all of this will resume shortly.
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by Melanie 22 Jul 2021, 04:34

I had another project that sidetracked this a bit. However, that is now complete so all of this will resume shortly.
Thanks for letting us know.

Any idea what the timeline is now? If you ever need testers then sure loads of us would be up for it.
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by kinklane 09 Aug 2021, 14:56

I am really interested in the guide for compiling into a native app. Is there any update on that priority?
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by PMusu 16 Aug 2021, 23:41

Any news about when will come out? :P
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by Voicecaster 25 Aug 2021, 14:23

Hello, I can understand it taking a while for 4.0 , but that also shouldnt' mean updates in version 3 should die too. :( Please let us know sir any timelines.

Thanks