Since Flukso's extreme makeover earlier this year, the community metering part had gone missing. The makeover touched on so many different aspects of the code already that I had decided to defer the implementation to a later phase. So with this post I'd like to announce the return of community metering!
The user interface on the dash page has been kept as simple as possible:
- To follow another Fluksonian's data streams, just type in his handle in the 'Add a Fluksonian' text input. The input comes with an auto-complete feature. Hitting the tab key will select the first entry in the drop-down. The Fluksonian's avatar will be added below the chart. So in order to make a good impression on your fellow Fluksonians, upload your user picture to this site (by editing your account information) or to Gravatar. Extra points for using a square picture.
- The default action when clicking on an avatar is to toggle the display of that Fluksonian's sensors on the chart. Clicking on the remove button changes this default action. Clicking on the avatar will now trigger an 'unfollow' of the Fluksonian and thus a removal of the avatar from the list.
- If you do not want to exchange your readings with other Fluksonians, all you have to do is to change your privacy setting to private.
The community feature is still in beta. So if you find any quirks, don't hesitate to report them. Either as a comment to this post, or as a forum post in the dev corner.