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blog post v2 beta access!

We have officially kicked off XtGem v2 beta today!

After months upon months of hard (but extremely exciting!) work developing, debugging and innovating, we have just sent out access codes to signed up translators.
Still want to get in on the fun? No worries, just refer here and submit your application as per instructions and we will get back to you!

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blog post Update #3 & translator call!

We have finally settled in into our cozy offices and been hard at work building XtGem since. Our aim is to completely rewrite the backend to allow for easy expansion and improve the scalability of our system. So far it's been going great. We've made some great progress in a very short amount of time.

I am still unable to provide an ETA for the launch, but it shouldn't be too far off. Team is working their asses off to get the product to match our high quality requirements as soon as possible. Once we're happy with how it works, we plan to run a closed beta for a period of time. Translators will be first ones to get access to the beta.

To apply as a translator, send your applications... [Continue reading]

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blog post Update #1

I will be posting regular updates regarding the development of the next version of XtGem up until the release. Consider it proof that we're hard at work ;)

I have spent past two months working on a PHP framework that will allow us to develop new features and services much faster than before. Framework is basically a set of predefined functions and rules that we will be able to use as shortcuts and reduce the development time.
PHP community already has a vast selection of existing frameworks, however after spending a lot of time researching different frameworks none seemed to fit my requirements (I'm very picky!). I needed something very light,... [Continue reading]

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blog post Coming soon: An improved translation interface

Now that we're reworking XtGem from ground-up, we're taking a more in-depth look at every feature that made the service so user-friendly and easy-to-use. One of the most important features we have is interface availability in multiple languages. Plenty of users currently have the privilege of being able to use XtGem in their native language.

All current translations were provided by volunteers - it's awesome to have such helpful and supportive community (thanks again, guys!). Unfortunately, current translation interface is very lacking. It does the job, but leaves a lot to be... [Continue reading]

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