July 2011

Merit badges and Facebook sharing added to Perisher’s MyRide Dashboard

We’re very happy to announce a brand new upgrade to Perisher’s MyRide Dashboard. Released earlier today, the update features a ‘badges’ module that awards badges to customers to reward them for their achievements at the resort.

Badges include ones for vertical metres covered, lifts ridden and days on the mountain. Then there are challenge badges for visiting certain areas like Guthega or Smiggins, or for die hard snow riders, attaining the ’7 peaks challenge’ badge is a sure-fire way to show off to your mates.

Every badge can be shared on Facebook – content is posted via the MyRide Dashboard Facebook app that was also developed by us.

Check out the Perisher MyRide Dashboard at http://www.perisher.com.au/myridedashboard

Apple OSX Loin … or is that Lion?

Apple’s new operating system OSX Loin:

OSX Loin – Software, meet underwear.

Get Google Plus (Google+) invites

Google have now opened up Google+ to anyone as long as you have an invitation. Well luckily we have an account setup on Google+ and are sending out invitations to anyone out there who would like one.

UPDATE: Thanks to everyone who requested an invite, unfortunately we have exhausted our supply and can’t give out any more invites. Hope to see you on Google+ soon though.

MyRide Dashboard Map view launches for Perisher

As an addition to the now very popular MyRide Dashboard we’ve just released an update that allows customers to view their activity via a graphical map view of the resort.

The map view (shown on the left) divides the resort into 12 main areas. When a customer has logged a lift ride in that area their activity status light turns from red (locked) to green (unlocked).

Underneath the map is a full list of all lifts with individual red/green lights showing a more detailed breakdown of every lift you have or have not yet tried out.

This is one of several more interactive modules that we will be releasing with Perisher over this season to further cement their status as Australia’s number one ski resort.


Facebook launch new sidebar for chat to a mixed twitter response

Facebook launched a new update to their chat system today. However it seems that the feedback on Twitter has been less about the cool new video chat functionlity that they’re offering and more of a backlash against the new ‘sidebar’ layout.

Here are a couple of examples:

I don’t understand this new sidebar thing on Facebook. Why does it only show random friends and not all the friends who are online in chat?less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Um, what’s with this stupid new “sidebar” in facebook and how can I get rid of it again?!less than a minute ago via TweetDeck Favorite Retweet Reply

Some users just want to get rid of it altogether but can’t find how to turn the sidebar off:

Facebook have changed their chat interface to a pretty horrible, always-on, sidebar.less than a minute ago via web Favorite Retweet Reply

It is a little fiddly to find admittedly, but to turn the sidebar off you need to click the ‘settings’ wheel at the very bottom right of the screen and choose ‘Hide Sidebar’.

But amongst all the negative feedback currently being posted, some customers like @mlw05 have been through big changes like this before:

It’s funny how everyone will absolutely hate the new #facebook sidebar, until the next day when they get used to it like every other updateless than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac Favorite Retweet Reply

Let us know what you think here on the blog or tweet us @fly_digital