Tech Update Fun

By Staff in Miscellaneous on Feb 23, 2010 10:40PM

2010_2_istaverse.jpg Hello everyone! You may have heard that Gothamist has released its first iPhone app. We call it Istaverse and it contains all the magic of the Gothamist sites in a convenient Apple-approved form. The app offers advantages over our iPhone mobile website: it downloads stories so you can read them when you're offline, and it makes reading our other cities a cinch when you're traveling.

But wait, there's more: we've added the ability to subscribe to comments on particular stories on Gothamist. When you comment, you'll be offered a check-box to subscribe- if you check it, you'll be emailed when other people leave comments on that story. As of now, the check-box will be defaulted to the "off" position, but if you turn it on, it'll remember your preference with a cookie.

We have a few other things coming down the pike soon: first up are a 2010 site redesign and a better comments system (with less trolling and insanity!) But if you have any other feature ideas or requests, let us know!

And as always, don't forget that you can also find us in these places as well:

  • RSS: Add us to Google Reader or whichever RSS feeder you prefer.
  • We're on Twitter, sharing links to our posts, other sites' stories, and sharing other magical conversations.
  • You can become a fan of ours on Facebook. We'll be updating this page over the next couple of weeks and we're open to hearing your suggestions.
  • Enjoy the photos we share in our weather, Around Town, and Extra Extra posts? They come from our Flickr Pool where readers share their photos and where you can share yours, too.