New IHaveKids Feature - Create a mug

Today we launched a new feature in our 'I Have Kids' Facebook app.  Users will now have the ability to order mugs containing their child (or friend's child) profile photo, or a mug containing the photo and the child's current status message. On the My Kids page, you will three ways to create a custom mug.  Next to the child's status message, you will now see a small red mug icon.

Clicking on this will allow you to order a mug containing the child's current status message and profile photo.

In the bottom left corner of the child's profile, there is a link allowing you to order a mug containing just the child's profile photo ("Order a 'Bobby' Mug").    There is also a link allowing you to order a generic mug using any photo you have stored in Facebook album ("create your own mug").

On the Friends Kids page, you will also have the ability to order either of types of mugs mentioned above (profile photo, or profile photo and status message).

We will be experimenting with adding the ability to order other custom products in the future.  As usual, please send us your feedback.

-Dave

A Milestone Is Reached: 100,000 Users

[Photo by h.koppdelaney]

A couple of days ago we reached an important milestone for our 'I Have Kids' Facebook application.  There are now 100,000 people using our application!  We'd like to thank all our users for helping us reach this goal.

In a previous blog post we described our contest where the person who invited the 100,000th 'I Have Kids' user would get a $250 AMEX card as a prize.  Well, we have a winner!  Cassi Navarro from Arizona (USA) invited our 100,000th user.  Congrats Cassi!  As promised, CoreBlox will also be donating a matching $250 to the CoreBlox Penny Campaign charity of Cassi's choice.

 

-Dave

'I Have Kids' Changes

 

Last Friday we released a new version of our 'I Have Kids' Facebook application.  This release included the following changes:

 

  • New Feature:  Narrow Profile Box Support
    • Users now have the option of moving their 'I Have Kids' information from the Boxes tab on their (parent) profile to Facebook's narrow profile box (in left hand column)

                    

  • New Feature: Wall Feed Story
    • After a user comments on a child's wall, a newsfeed story will be posted to that user's profile

                    

  • Enhancement:  We now default the Parent1 field to the currently logged in Facebook user.  This will prevent user's from accidently creating a child profile that they do not get access to.

          

  • Fixed: Some users were seeing errors at the bottom of their FriendsKids page.  This has been resolved.
  • Fixed: Emoticon feed story text
    • We have improved the text and grammar of some of the emoticon news feed stories that are generated when a parent update's their child's emoticon
  • Fixed:  After creating a new child profile, users will no longer see a feed story on their Facebook profile saying that today is the child's birthday (unless it actually is).

 

-Dave