Starting today, viewing needs from your friends is just a click away.
Of course, this feature works better if you follow friends. To follow friends, click on any user profile picture, and click “Follow”.
I’m pleased to announce that version 0.9 of our Jig App is now live in the App Store. We’re still working on it, but as it stands it’s pretty useful, so we thought we’d get it into the hands of our users as quickly as possible.
It’s really our first attempt at bringing Jig to the mobile format, so it’s very much a work in progress. Don’t let that scare you off, as those of us using the iPhone app find it to be a great way to keep up on stuff on Jig.
Please check out our app- you can install the iPhone app from the iTunes store.
Note: if you initially signed up with Facebook, you will need to set a password on your Jig account. You can learn more on our iPhone page.
Pictures add useful and interesting information to suggestions on Jig, but they weren’t that easy to add. Starting today, you can now easily choose a picture from a link that you attach to a suggestion. It’s super easy, just enter or paste a link into your suggestion, and we’ll show you a choice of pictures you can use to represent your suggestion. If you enter your link before filling out the title of the suggestion, we’ll prefill the title with the name of the page that you just linked.
Please enjoy putting pictures in your suggestions, and, as always, thanks for using Jig!
When you see a great suggestion or comment on Jig, be sure to thank them by clicking the “Thank” links on the page. This is an easy way to show your gratitude for a job well done, and starting today, you can do this from emails as well.
We’ve also been rolling out category specific banner images for our site to make it easier for new users to know what we’re about. You can check them out in most of our categories, like Shopping, Apps, Travel, and Cars.
Over a month ago, I posted that I needed a great movie on Netflix streaming. Since then, I’ve received over 30 great recommendations, and they keep coming in. This is indisputably great, but it takes me a while to get through my Netflix queue, so I can’t easily remember which movies I want to try.
With Favorites, it’s super easy for me to mark suggestions for the future. Think of it as a reading list for the most interesting things on Jig. With one click, you can mark a suggestion as a Favorite, and you can quickly access a list of your favorites from your Profile Page.
Favorites makes Jig that much more useful, and we hope that you enjoy marking your favorite suggestions as you explore Jig and find interesting things to try out.
We’ve been working hard here in Jig HQ, and I’m happy to announce that we have two new features- Facebook Login and a new Follower Page.
When we created Jig, we wanted to make it as low-friction as possible, in everything from the way you post needs to the way you sign up for the site. What we had was pretty great for people who wanted to create a new account to join. However, a lot of users want to sign up using an existing account, so we’ve launched Facebook login.
This feature is exactly what you think it is- a way to sign up and login to Jig with your existing Facebook account. It’s super easy, and if you already have a Jig account, you can use either your Jig account or your Facebook account to sign in.
We’ve also created a Follower page to make it easy for you to see who’s following you. From this page, you can also return the favor if you’re not following them back.
You can get to this page from your profile page by clicking on your list of followers, or from the email you receive when you get a new follower.
We hope you enjoy both of these features and have a wonderful winter holiday.
We’re constantly impressed by the quality of the suggestions on Jig, all because we have users who have lots of useful advice on a wide range of topics. To get a better sense of who knows about what on Jig, we’ve launched Endorsements. To endorse a user, visit their profile page and let them know what you appreciate about them. Endorsements will then appear on their profile page.
This is only the beginning for Endorsements, you’ll see this feature evolve quickly over time, so let us know what you’d like to see next in this feature!
Over the past few months, we’ve had a number of great users who keep coming back to help others on Jig. We’ve launched the first version of Leaderboards, which let you quickly see the most helpful users on Jig. You’ll see a different Leaderboard for each category, so you’ll easily be able to tell who the most helpful users are in a specific category.
For those of you who are curious about the “behind-the-scenes”, here are some tips:
We’ve been impressed by the effort our users have put into helping each other on Jig, so please check out our Leaderboards to see who some of our most helpful users are.
When we launched Jig a couple of months ago, we looked closely at the feedback we were receiving and the most common request was for a way to view needs by category. Today, I’m happy to report that we’re launching categories.
We’ve created an initial list of categories that you can view by clicking the category name in the sidebar. The best thing about categories is that you don’t have to do anything to put your need in a category when you post your need- we’ll take care of that for you.
In the future, we’ll keep refining the list of available categories as well as provide a way for users to help categorize needs. If you’d like to see a new category on the list, please let us know via a blog comment.
Now that we’ve been live for two weeks, it’s about time we shared some community guidelines with all of you, our loyal Jig users.
Check out our Community Guidelines to learn more about how we feel our users should act on Jig.
For your convenience, you can also read them below:
There aren’t many rules for posting to Jig, but the rules we do have are there to keep Jig a friendly and useful place for getting solutions to your needs.
These rules should be common sense for most users. For users who do violate our guidelines, we may take action up to and including account suspension for repeated or severe violations.
Posting a need that will get answered
We created Jig so that you can get great suggestions with minimal effort. However, some effort is needed to help others understand your need. Here are some tips to get started.