GSOC 2014 – 06/21 Update

Hello everyone! I’m Arian, a Computer Science student, one of the students accepted in the Google Summer of Code Program. This is my 3rd update, and you can view my introductory and 2nd post here, and here, respectively.

This week’s new feature provides modicum, but albeit nice awards for all great translators out there – badges!

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As you can see, we award translators based on:

  • Number of Translations (10, 50, 100 Approved Translations)
  • Being a Validator
  • Suggesting a Better Translation to an Accepted String
  • Suggesting the First Accepted String
  • Suggesting the Last Accepted String

Badge art are for the most part, placeholders, but I personally find them good enough for production! All of the art used for the badges are public domain (Kenney and Glitch), so for glotpress hosts out there, that means completely free and no need for credit!

Again, development has been on schedule, even a bit ahead! For the next week and a half, I’ll be adding the main avenue for user recognition in this project – Public profiles. Some of the things to be featured in one’s profile are:

  • Recent Translations
  • Projects user is contributing to
  • Projects validated by user
  • A powerful API for other applications

And a few more things in between. Public profiles open a new way for user interaction, where you can keep up with fellow translator’s actions around the site!

Again, thanks and Ciao~! Been a very exciting journey so far knowing you’re developing something that’s going to be used by a lot of people!