Previously with Meetifyr when an event was updated anyone else looking at that event wouldn’t see the update until they refreshed their browser. This is fine with only one person updating an event but not so great if multiple people are using it. With this latest update to Meetifyr we’ve added realtime updates, if several people have an event open and one of them makes an update, everyone will see that update instantly without refreshing the page. This also works with comments which makes them into a more real-time chat, great for when you’re trying to organise something!
To make it obvious when an event is updated and to give a clear overview of what’s gone on we’re replaced the Chat and When’s Best tabs with a single Timeline area which combines updates to an event with any comments. This updates in real-time and is a great place to look to see what’s changed since you last looked at an event.
These changes, especially the real-time updates, were quite technical so watch this space for a follow up post on how we did this with the Google App Engine and their Channel API.