Your Top 10 lists are here!

For months now Circlers have been asked for a way to determine their “top likes” among all the possible ones they could chose from in CircleMe (after all, we hold 1+ million interests available in our database).

From today, you can create your TOP 10 lists on any category you like! Select your TOP 10 movies, your TOP 10 places in the world, your favourite food & drinks, favourite famous people or most wonderful books. Make all the lists you like and then share them easily with your friends as well.

Here is an example of how the list would look like: a list of the TOP 10 Music interests by our user Jane.

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So, make your first TOP 10 now, and show your friends what are your top passions in life. To get started with you TOP 10’s, just visit your profile and look for this icon on the bottom left of the screen. Click on it, and there you go!

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Tell people what your favourite passions in life are. #bewhatyoulike with our new #top10’s. Start now 🙂 

 www.circleme.com/updates

We’ve Got (User)Tips for You!

In the last months our team is paying extra attention to user-experience and friendliness of our service. We want you to enjoy CircleMe as much as possible, and as quickly as possible. The quicker you do that, the quicker you can keep up to date on all your passions in life!

For this reason, with our most recent release, we have launched a new feature to provide User Tips to all new users accessing our web app. It’s sort of a welcome process, where we show you (from time to time) a specific tip related to how you can use the product, just while you are discovering it.

You will discover these tips as you go. For example, as you access the site, we give you a little welcome, like this one:

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Then, we let you enjoy the navigation immediately, and every once in a while, we show you a little friendly tip, depending on where you are and what you are doing. If you land on our Discover section, we might show you this tip:

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If you did not use yet our powerful SEARCH to discover your favourite interest, we just show you where it’s located:

Screen Shot 2014-10-21 at 09.58.41Haven’t you figure out how to Like or mark as a ToDo something you see in the Updates feed and you find interesting? No sweat! Here is our tip to you:

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Haven’t you noticed yet our powerful Category Chooser, to focus on just one type of interests (e.g., Music, Books, Movies & TV Series, etc…)? Well, that is why you need our tip below:

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OK, we know you got the point! We hope you’ll enjoy the tips, and they will make you appreciate all that CircleMe has to offer. Ready to click on “GOT IT” for each one of the tips? Go on the site and let us know if they have been helpful: www.circleme.com/updates

After you try the User Tips, please let us know how was your experience! You can always send us feedback to support [at] circleme.com. We would be delighted to hear from you, please!

#bewhatyoulike, always!

The “checked card”: keeping the tab on what you read

For some time now you have been asking for features to improve the user-experience related with managing the quasi-infinite content we distribute on the site (we now publish more than 50,000 new content posts per month, related to any interest you can imagine).

From today, you have one more nifty feature to do that: we will show on your Updates feed all the articles that you have already read, so that you can visually see what’s left to read. Nothing too fancy: just a classy shading and a check mark.

Article already checked on CircleMe

Card already checked by a user on CircleMe

Our team has been using the feature for few days, and it seems to make quite a difference, without being visually too “loud”. We hope you will appreciate this new added feature. As usual, we love to hear your feedback, so just let us know (by writing to us at support at circleme dot com, tweeting us @circleme or commenting on our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/CircleMeTeam).

Enjoy the ‘checked card’ feature now!

#bewhatyoulike

CircleMe integrates with Spotify

On CircleMe there are now over 90,000 pages on music legends, rock bands, genres and singers. Any music interest that you can think of (from Lady Gaga to Giuseppe Verdi, from Adele to Pink Floyd, from Freddie Mercury to Dubstep or Hip-Hop) has probably a page on our platform.

From today, for the vast majority of these pages dedicated to Music, we have integrated also the fantastic Spotify service. Here below you can see how the Spotify integration looks like. A vertical card containing a playlist (provided by Spotify API’s) related to the specific music topic.

Spotify card for CircleMe

As you visit any interest page dedicated to Music, you might encounter any of these cards. In that case, to hear some music about that singer, band or genre of music, just click on the PLAY button and enjoy the stream (of course you have to signup to Spotify to use the service, but who wouldn’t want this awesome service, right?!).

Remember also that you can always use also our iTunes(TM) player and click on the button to go purchase the tracks directly on the iTunes Store(TM).

iTunes link from CircleMe

Try and check out this new service on the following interest pages if you like:

Lorde: http://circleme.com/items/lorde–2

Jay-Z: http://circleme.com/items/jay-z–5

Taylor Swift: http://circleme.com/items/taylor-swift–2

 

Time to enjoy some tunes!

#bewhatyoulike

 

Movie Reviews: check!

Did you mark some movies as ToDo’s on CircleMe (or you just did a Like for them)? Well, if you did… good job!

By doing this, you get lots of cool benefits as a consequence. You can find the movie in your Personal Calendar (here an example for the CircleMe Team user), when it’s releasing in your city. You can receive news on the actors, sequels, little scoops and gossip, and so on. Last, but surely not least, thanks to a great integration with Rotten Tomatoes(tm) now you can also get a great review of the movie, from the public and the critic, with some specific viewers comments and of course a link to Rotten Tomatoes(tm) to read more about the motion picture.

As an example, here is the review card for the movie The Devil Wears Prada:

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Sure that thousands of cinema fans will love this new addition to the Movies category, we wish you a great “cinematic experience” on CircleMe!

#bewhatyoulike

Burning Man, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Breaking Bad and Horror Movies have their own Trivia now!

Oh yes, more trivia quizzes!

We heard your requests to have more topics to challenge your knowledge on! For this reason, from today we are releasing other 5 new trivia quizzes for you on Burning Man, Doctor Who, Harry Potter, Breaking Bad and Horror Movies!

You can play them here: http://circleme.com/trivia

CircleMe Trivia

Show how much you know about these topics, and challenge your friends to show them you are the real guru. But remember, not only you have to be right, you also have to be quick! We account for completion time of the quiz (you know, just to avoid you ask help to your dear friend ‘wiki’;) ).

We will look for you in the rankings – have fun!

#bewhatyoulike with our #circlemetrivia

It’s time we speak French, mais oui!

Oh yes, we are on a roll!

Just ten days after releasing the Italian version of CircleMe (web), today we released our first Android version of the app in French: fantastique!

Get it here and let us know your feedback.

CircleMe in French We are very excited to get this version out, as French users are the fourth community on CircleMe, in terms of registered users. Furthermore, the gallic community has always been really supportive of CircleMe, since launch in 2012, and from the very early days we always received excellent and constructive feedback from the many early adopters from such wonderful region of the world.

Besides the French language, the new version of Android comes also with some nice features, including the Universal Post action, which we’ll tell you more about in a different blog post. We have done also quite a bit of work to render the app quicker in loading content, and more stable (avoiding some crashes we’ve seen occurring in the last weeks).

We trust you’ll love our new Android app. Now go and get it… “allez y!” (You can download it now herehttps://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.cascaad.circleme&hl=en)

Merci et à bientôt!

#bewhatyoulike