Little Monsters Chat, Scaling, and Future Features…
Access to the Little Monsters community has been unrestricted to everyone on the social web for the past few weeks. Since opening our doors to all Little Monsters the Backplane platform has scaled rapidly, and our development and engineering teams are working round-the-clock to keep up with interest in features such as Little Monsters Chat.
The Backplane team is thrilled at the level of community engagement with Chat and, at present, Little Monsters are logging hundreds of millions of characters each day. Providing a Chat experience that translates 57 languages in real time, empowers everyone in the Little Monsters community to share, connect and communicate about all of the issues and ideals that add value to the global narrative.
As with any new web platform that scales quickly, Little Monsters Chat has experienced the need for incremental development along the way. We are working quickly to evolve the platform and address the considerations that the Little Monsters have brought to our attention. The team has heard and registered all of the community feedback, and we are making changes to improve on the user experience.
The evolution of Little Monsters Chat will include enhanced features and functionality including:
- Viewer mode — creating a view into the stream for all interested Little Monsters to see what people are talking about in any Chat room
- Geolocation — empowering any Little Monster to find friends in Chat rooms who are nearby or in a place of mutual geographic interest
- Mobile — delivering the full Little Monsters experience, including Chat, on any mobile device is a development priority for the Backplane team
We deeply appreciate your input and patience as we scale the Little Monsters community. As we work together to remove boundaries to a new and global communication platform, we look forward to enhancing and improving Little Monsters Chat along with you.
— Team Backplane