I ran my own blog from November 2006 till October 2014. All posts are still online, but I don't have time to update it anymore. Please note that all images and media files have been removed when the backup was moved to a new host in early 2016. Enjoy!
This week we released oli.lu BETA 2.6 which will be the last beta before the final release in late 2013. We'll now fix some final bugs, implement some last features and put first tutorials online. The final version will focus a bit more on collaboration and publishing, although the current release already gives you a clear picture of what oli.lu is going to be.
Even during the summer holidays there has been a lot of activity. Users logged in every single day, creating worksheets and communicating. There are now more than 5,000 registered users, over 50,000 worksheetshave been generated and more than 35,000 messages have been written.
After the final oli.lu release later this year we'll focus a bit more on Morzino (the international edition of the site), especially on the german version which shall be launched as BETA in early 2014. We have many ideas on how to further improve the platform, so make sure to check back from time to time. We're also working on the design of the upcoming standalone software version of the site, but you'll have to be patient as we don't want to rush this one. It will be big. And it will be FREE (we'll release it under the GPL).
It's not a secret that we'll do the cover and booklet for the next CHRIS album, which shall also become available before the end of the year. Expect further music projects in 2014, we have some really cool stuff coming up.
But all of this is just the beginning, as 2014 will probably become our most important and impressive year so far, with tons of new stuff to be released. We will not only continue work on Morzino/oli.lu, but we'll also launch a new major platform that will not be related to education. It will in fact be much more than just another platform, but I won't reveal any more details now. Expect something just as big as Galaxiki or Morzino.
The Trident project is also progressing fine, and during the past few weeks our visionary framework received a major upgrade. Expect some changes to the philosophy we're basing our work on soon, this will not only affect future projects but also exting ones such as Galaxiki or Morzino.
Our new third API also made some progress, while CorneliOS and CIOS will see a major update within the next few days (as we didn't publish releases for a few weeks now). The development tools have been successfully moved to the new API, but you shouldn't expect any information on this till mid 2014 or so. Today we worked on the design of the front end of the API and it now looks like we'll do two different versions.
The only downside is that we were not able to release the two smaller platforms I had announced some time ago, as we wanted to fully focus on Trident and Morzino. This doesn't mean that these platforms are dead, they're just delayed. The same is true for the lastest Galaxiki update btw. We're working hard on the Galaxiki update now, we know that it's late and we can't guarantee everything will be ready by the end of the year. But be assured that we haven't forgotten or scifi fans, and we apologise for the delays.