New User Profile & Other Site Updates
Today marks 6 months since PeakBucket went live, and we’re excited to ship the first major update to the site. Here’s a rundown of what’s changed:
The lion’s share of this update is an overhaul of the user profile. There are still two primary sections; however, we’ve added a few new features to the Log section and renamed the Views section to Stats, reorganizing it to eliminate the dropdown:
Before giving you an overview of the new Log and Stats sections, we want to introduce two important additions to the user profile.
In the old user profile, the Log section always displayed a heat map of summits for the last 365 days above a table of activities for all time, while the Views section defaulted to the last 30 days but could be changed with a slider. We received feedback from a few users (thank you!) asking for a way to customize the Activity Log heat map in addition to a means of changing the date range that was not a slider. As a result, we’ve introduced the date selector dropdown, which lets you choose between three different date selector components:
The new user profile defaults to the last 365 days in both the Log and Stats sections; however, you’re able to change the date range anytime by using one of these selector components. The Presets component enables you to choose from predefined date ranges by days, month, year or all time. The Picker component enables you to pick exact start and end dates for a custom date range. Finally, the Slider component lets you click and drag start and end dates within the current date range, just like before. When you make a date range selection using any of these components, it applies to both the Log and the Stats section so they’re always in sync.
Another area of user feedback focused on having a means of searching for peaks within activities. Therefore, we’ve introduced the peak search icon, which will open an input in which you can search and select multiple peaks within the current date range:
When a peak search selection is made, you’ll see a gray pill containing the peak name appear. Similar to date range selections, peak search selections apply to both the Log and the Stats section. To remove a peak search selection, click the pill with the peak name you’d like to remove.
The new Log section looks a lot like the old one, but with a number of new features. Here are a few of the highlights:
The Activity Log heat map will now reflect the current date and peak search selections, and can display activities, summits, distance, elevation or duration:
You can now sort the Activity Log table by date, summits, distance, elevation gain or duration:
Click For Activity Details
Click on a row in the Activity Log table to see the details for an activity:
The Views section, which used to have a dropdown, has been renamed Stats and now has Activity and Peak subsections:
The activity stats subsection contains a highlights section, a trends section, which can display activities, summits, distance, elevation and duration, in addition to a sortable activities table, below which you can extract your activity data when you’re logged in.
The peak stats subsection contains a highlights section, a location section, which can display peaks by continent, country and state, in addition to a sortable summits table, below which you can extract your peak data when you’re logged in.
There’s more to come for the user profile, including filters for peak elevation, distance, location and more so stay tuned.
Activities are the foundation of the PeakBucket platform, and we’re happy to introduce the following changes with this update:
Several users requested the ability to add comments with an activity, and now you can:
Submit & Cancel Button Positioning
A number of users felt that the submit button should be the rightmost button when adding or editing an activity, and now it is:
We understand that entering all of the data for an activity and then accidentally hitting cancel can be frustrating (we do it too from time to time). So we’ve added a confirmation prompt if you hit cancel after entering data for a new activity:
Identify Activity Being Deleted
Deleting an activity can be serious business, especially if you accidentally delete the wrong one. So we’ve added identifying details about the activity being deleted to help you verify that it’s the right one before hitting delete:
That’s it for major changes. As you can see, a number of the changes in this update were the result of user feedback, so don’t hesitate to contact us if there’s a feature you’d like to see on PeakBucket. Additionally, we’re already hard at work on the next update to the site, so be sure to check back here soon!
– Colin & Max