So, it’s been a couple of months of radio silence here, and I do apologize. Those knowing me know that I don’t do well with ‘updates’ and keeping things verbal. Working on it, but that’s not really my thing. Never has been. I figured I’d take a moment and give a quick update on v2.0 and let the world know what’s going on with this.
The update is absolutely still under way, though it’s taking a fair bit longer than I expected. Originally I’d hoped to get this out sometime in Q4 of 2019 (ending on Tuesday night), but there haver been a few complications. Thankfully, I scheduled this for Q4 2019 / Q1 2020, and this will absolutely meet that deadline.
Taking a look through arrangements for WhatsApp (bot almost finished, look for pics at the end of this), it seems like the most reasonable approach is going to be utilizing Twilio. I can’t see a host paying $150/month for Clickatell’s ‘WhatsApp’ plan, though I can absolutely see a host paying the per messaging rates for Twilio’s pricing. The bot will be written by the end of the weekend, and then it’s just on to a few other things. The past couple of months have focusted a lot on WhatsApp, as there is a lot to digest there, from templates to the bot to securing things. Thankfully, that is about all wrapped up and almost good to go.
Once WhatsApp is wrapped up, I’ll be focusing on implementing some new notification hooks, and then putting the finishing touches on the changes of how notifications are handled.. It’s all a bit technical, but believe me, it’s very much worth it in the end.
I can’t WAIT for you to get your hands on this, folks, this is going to be one amazing update! Here’s the images, click on an image to open a lightbox… Ignore the formatting , that’s a desktop WhatsApp issue (not phone related), and I’ll have to look at what I can do about that .