New Evaluation System

Brian Pontarelli

Let's make some magic

Over the years, we’ve tried a number of different methods for letting developers get their hands on our products to try them out. During our 365 Days of Passport, we are going to try something new.

Our new evaluation system will let anyone create an account with us and immediately get access to the installable version of our products. You’ll be able to download any of our bundles (DEBs, RPMs or ZIPs), install on your dev box or on any server, and immediately start testing.

We also added another option to try our products. We created two sandbox servers in AWS, one for Passport and one for CleanSpeak. These sandboxes are open to the world and easy to log into. The username and password for our sandboxes will always be:

U: admin@inversoft.com
P: password

You will find the URL for the sandbox on your account page once you create an account. Once you log into the sandbox, you can edit the configuration, create API keys and start calling the APIs. We will periodically reset the sandbox servers, so don’t rely on your configuration and data always being there.

And finally, we still want to provide the ability to evaluate our products using one of our private-cloud servers. Since these servers do cost money for us to run, we’ve added a button to the account page for you to request a private-cloud server. Once we receive your request, someone from the Inversoft team will reach out to you and get your private-cloud server setup.

Keep in mind that Passport is single-tenant. That means that your user data is completed isolated from everyone else’s. That is why we start a separate server (or multiple servers) for each customer we host for.

We hope this new evaluation model will help you quickly get started with either of our products. If you have questions or feedback, don’t hesitate to send it our way by emailing feedback@inversoft.com.

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Fake News. What’s really B.S. and how do we get rid of it?

Kelly Strain

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If you have been on the internet this week you are aware of the fake news crisis spiralling out of control. But just in case you missed it, recent headlines read something like this: Facebook is being blamed for Trump’s election, Google and Facebook Take Aim at Fake News Sites, Facebook’s fake news crisis deepens.

With great power comes great responsibility

Facebook has over 1 billion active users who utilize the platform to post, share and comment on news. When Facebook was accused of influencing the election, Zuckerberg was quick to say that was a “pretty crazy idea.” Is it really that crazy? Facebook has become a catalyst for the spread of fake news given the ease of it’s “share” button. Regardless, fake news isn’t going away anytime soon, it will likely worsen and while Facebook has taken steps to limit the sites’ use of their ad networks, there has been no push to eliminate fake news from the News Feed.

This daunting issue is not Facebook’s alone. Any platform that allows user generated content would be wise to get out ahead of this growing problem in order to prevent this spam and protect their brand.  Continue reading

YouTube Jumps on the Moderation Bandwagon

Kelly Strain

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The YouTube comments section is a dark place where mindless, offensive words masked with anonymity are the norm; the infamous comments are some of the filthiest found online. YouTube has introduced new comment moderation tools to combat this very issue and tame the trolls. 

YouTube rolls out new tools for better comment moderation

YouTube video creators can now pin comments, choose moderators and define blacklisted words or phrases. Additionally, a new beta feature is available to automatically identify potentially offensive/abusive comments and hold them for review before they are visible to the public.

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App Store Rejection, What Now? 

Kelly Strain

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The App Store is a developer’s best friend, until your app is rejected.  (Are you suffering from App Store Rejection? You aren’t alone – watch this humorous video.) 

App Store Guidelines

“We will reject Apps for any content or behavior that we believe is over the line. What line, you ask? Well, as a Supreme Court Justice once said, “I’ll know it when I see it”. And we think that you will also know it when you cross it.”

(App Store Review Guidelines)

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Introducing Our New Website

Kelly Strain

Same Features, More Knowledge.

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Our filter is still @#$%* awesome. We still protect your brand. We still help you maintain a clean and productive community. Our core values have not changed, but our website has.

The reason behind this change was pretty simple: education. Based on current customer remarks, we wanted to rethink the structure of our CleanSpeak page, highlight core features and add/expand pages to add value and customization.

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