peakery End of August update

We’ve added a lot of new stuff to peakery since our last update in June.  First thing’s first though:

Winners of the peakery 2011 Summer Kickoff Contest:
In our July contest, 3 lucky peakery members won some sweet gear. Thanks to everyone who participated.

Top 5 new things on peakery

1. See the Leaders.
In every region in the world.

A new way to see who’s claimed peaks around the world. View activity in last 30 days, last 365 days, or all-time. Then drilldown to a country or region level to see who’s claimed peaks there (like in Colorado, for example). Find out who’s been knocking off the most summits in your neck of the woods. Then get out there and claim more peaks to improve your rank!

2. Follow other members.
Be first to hear the news.

Stay updated on the latest summit claims by Following other members.  When you Follow someone, you’ll see their latest peakery activity in your News page.  You can Follow anyone on peakery, such as friends, active climbers in your region, and hardcore mountaineers.  When someone Follows you, it shows up in your News and you’ll receive an email letting you know (you can turn off the email notifications in Settings).

3. Improved summit logging.

Claiming summits and signing the summit log is central to the site, so we made it better with a bunch of improvements, including:

  • add longer trip reports more easily in grow-to-fit box
  • add up to 6 photo per summit log
  • select a photo directly from your summit log to be the main peak photo
  • tag companions with auto-complete
  • select routes from known routes for that peak sorted by popularity
  • immediately see your progress on related peak lists and other stats related to your claim
  • share easily with Facebook, Twitter, and email.

Claim a peak now and try it out.

4. Like and comment on summit logs.

Now when someone adds a summit log to peakery, other members can give it a Like or add commments to it.  When this happens to your summit log, you’ll learn about it on your News page and also in an email notification.  We’re excited to finally have a way for members to give feedback on all of the excellent summit logs being shared.

5. First Ascents & Multiple ascents.

When you’re the first person to claim a peak on peakery, you’ll snag the peakery First Ascent (note: not the same as the historical first ascent). This means the peak will forever bear your name.  Also you can now claim a peak more than once, a much requested feature.  When you claim multiple ascents, the number of ascents appears on the peak’s summit badge on your Profile.

Other new stuff:

  • Streamlined the top navigation and added a News icon that lights up when there’s news.
  • Added a separate Settings area for resetting password, adding Facebook and Twitter accounts, managing email notifications, and finding friends already using peakery on Facebook and Gmail.
  • Option to Sign up and Log in with your Facebook account.
  • On your profile: new layout for Bio info with Following and Followers stats, added user ranks and peak list completions to the right column, added time filters on your summit logs, top companions now based on your summit logs and linked to members’ profile pages.
  • Simplified UI for list view / map view / photo view.

New peak lists:

If you know of a peak list with wide appeal that we should add, please let us know at feedback@peakery.com

What would you like to see next?

We’d love to hear from you. You can email us at feedback@peakery.com or get in touch on our Facebook page or on Twitter@peakery.

See you at the summit,

the peakery team
http://peakery.com