New website is up and undergoing testing

We put up our website during our visit to Wellington for TAK 2014. The website is now undergoing testing and we’re currently adding analytics to track usage of the website as well as doing general tweaking. A minor bug has been spotted, the bug involves the search bar does not show up when accessing the website via the iphone and other phones with smaller screens. We hope to iron that out as soon as time...
Statistics from our old Website

Statistics from our old Website

90 day Analytics from our old Cook Islands Maori Database site. The flat line indicates the publication of the new website. It will be interesting to see what happens from now on and whether there will be more people visiting our website after the upgrade
New version of the Cook Islands Maori Database coming soon

New version of the Cook Islands Maori Database coming soon

A new version of the Cook Islands Maori Database will be coming soon after 4 months of development. Ano Tisam the lead developer hopes to get a beta version of the database up and running by the end of the month. Although end-user functionality will be the same as in the previous version of the database there are some significant changes that have been made to the system. The new system now runs on the latest version of WordPress as opposed to the old version which is running on an outdated Joomla 1.5 version. The decision to move away from Joomla was due to the easy of use and the simplicity of integrating wordpress with mobile development. There are also some significant changes to the backend and one of things the project is excited about is the ability for other developers to tap into the websites API. This’ll open up the platform to other mobile or website developers to tap into our database platform so that they can build their own applications. Work on documenting this API will begin in the next month but the first use of the API will be in the development of a mobile application for the database. We’d like people to have access to the database available in the most convenient form and for an increasing number of people that means having the database available via mobile. The project hopes to release a paid offline version with the proceeds going to support the continued development of the project and a free online version of the database. Other developments to the database include the increase...

Development Update: New Editor

We added a new editor called Barley that allows our users to easily edit words. Users are able to do this by directly clicking on the content and begin editing. We hope this makes it easy for people to start contributing by editing existing words and adding new words to the to the database. However for advanced users the default editor is still the best for complex editing like checking revisions of the...