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Some changes made the last couple of months

April 2, 2010

The last couple of months we have been planning for the future of AlternativeTo and we also made some small improvements to the site. You can expect major changes coming this spring but today we want to give you an update about what we have done lately.

– Applications that have not been approved yet are marked with a yellow notification bar. You can still browse to these applications and tell friends about them but we can not guarantee that all of them will be approved.

– Our API has been rebuilt. The main difference for users of the API is that the URLs have changed to make them much cleaner. Read more about it on our API page.

– The RSS feeds had some small bugs that have been fixed.

– We have had problems getting some OpenID providers to work well on AlternativeTo but after some tweaking we think that we got most of these problems out of the way.

– Contributors and the users that added an application are now given rights to change the names of applications.

– We made it possible to like applications from all pages on AlternativeTo. This will hopefully make it easier for you to tell the world what applications you like and make AlternativeTo an even better place for finding great alternatives.

– We are giving some credits to Rackspace Cloud in the website footer. We are really happy with Rackspace Cloud and if you want to try it out for yourself then please use our referral link and you will support us in the process.

– Applications that exist on both the desktop and mobile versions of AlternativeTo are now linked. You can see this on applications like Evernote and TweetDeck.

Thanks for your support and for using AlternativeTo. Stay tuned for some exciting stuff coming soon!