[okfn-labs] New version of PyBossa.JS

Daniel Lombraña González teleyinex at gmail.com
Tue Jan 15 11:27:44 UTC 2013

Dear all,

Today we are really happy to announce that we have deployed a new version
of PyBossa.JS. This new version introduces several improvements:

   1. *Creating an app is much easier!* You only have to override two
   methods: *pybossa.taskLoaded* and *pybossa.presentTask* to fit your app,
   and call *pybossa.run('your-app-slug')*.
   2. *Pre-loading tasks by default!* Now your app could improve its
   performance, as the next task for the user will be loaded in the background
   for you while the user stills solving the first one!
   3. *Automatically update the task URL*. The library will change the
   browser's URL to the current task automatically, so using services like
   Disqus for comments is really simple (check the updated version of Flickr
   Person Finder <https://github.com/PyBossa/app-flickrperson> for more

As a result of this new version, there are two (and possible another one,
but Gregor should comment on this, hehe) applications using the new
PyBossa.JS version:

   - *Flickr Person Finder* <http://crowdcrafting.org/app/flickrperson> has
   been updating, using this new set of features. If you try the application
   you will see that loading the next task (in this case an image which is
   usually 1024x1024px big) is almost instantly. Additionally, the app shows
   how you can use the Disqus service to allow your users to add comments for
   each task, but only loading them when the user wants.
   - *The Face We Make* <http://crowdcrafting.org/app/thefacewemake> is a
   new application where you have to guess the emoticon that a person is
   representing in a photo. This app is a joint effort with the official The
   Face We Make project <http://thefacewemake.org/about/> by Dexter
Miranda<http://dxtr.com/>and myself :-) The app has been updated for
using the new pre-loading of
   tasks, and once you have completed all of them (only 10 photos!) show you
   your results, in other words, how many of your guesses are right/wrong.

The official Tweet is here:

Now I'll start updating the documentation, as the previous methods are all
now deprecated. We will remove them soon, but we haven't decided when yet,
so do not worry if you are using them. If you need any help in using the
new pattern, let us know, so we can help you.

Best regards,


PS: This has been possible thanks to the great support and ideas from
Gregor Aisch, as this was basically his own idea! Thanks a lot!!!!!!

PS2: The face we make is also open source :-D

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