It’s almost Xmas at Kontest!
Tada! The new version of Kontest is here! We decided to celebrate Christmas before Christmas by offering a lot of new features.
As you can see, we have a brand new website and also a new recruit to our team. Say hello to Jim Rocket! Jimmy does not come from the future and is not the cousin of MacGyver: he is actually our new mascot and will help you to rocket your social marketing: tips on good practice, information on social networks and new technologies, etc..
And of course, Jim will keep you informed about the evolution of our platform and the adventures of the Kontest Team. You will hear about it very soon.
Visit our new website!
One of the most important feature for this release: the Photo Contest! It is the ideal solution to entertain a community and strengthen its engagement on your website or on your Facebook fanpage. Users can directly upload a photo or image, or participate by using their webcam. Selecting the winners is actually very simple: you can call for votes from the public and/or use the deliberation of a jury to choose the best entry.
You can find more details and examples on this page: Photo Contest
HTML5 & CSS3: a new design for your contests
We redesigned our contests in HTML5 and CSS3: their look is neater while allowing optimal display in most browsers. The use of Responsive Design : The contests are automatically adapted to the terminal you use, from the computer to the smartphones and also the tablets. We want to give you the opportunity to use our contests wherever you want with ease. We’ll explain explain everything in detail in a future post.
Hosting and speed
The media hosting is now on Amazon S3 servers. All medias uploaded to the platform (pictures, background images) are immediately stored in the Amazon cloud. Thanks to this, the loading of the contests is faster and smoother.
Here is what we have done thanks to your feedbacks:
- Improved general ergonomy of the contests
- Customisation of Facebook and Twitter sharing messages
- Improved preview for the mobile version and the widget version when you create your operation
- The selection of tabs to display in the menu of the contest and the tab to display by default including « Contest », « Participate », « Prizes » and « Share »
Thank you for being patient. And thank you for all your feedbacks and your support!
Our team is already working on an upcoming version of Kontest: we released the list of the next features in our new public Roadmap. Please vote for the one you are most interested in!