Launch Updates from Our CTO

February 14, 2019

Searching of Keyword Search Groups (KSGs)

We are continuing the load testing for the new server and code for this week and last week, focusing search part of Keyword Search groups. We are in the midst of separating out the specific search results for each keyword search group and ensuring that the database is keeping fidelity to the comments being given in each grouping.

February 7, 2019

Load Testing

As mentioned last week, we have installed the new virtual testing server for the Beta users, but had to reinstall the system this week after it was not working the way we had planned.

There was code that was mucking up the system and the RAM kept getting used up after about a few hundred comments that were posted for several search results.

This is called "load testing." This is the first round of load testing we are doing and our aim is to keep hitting the system to try and crash it, to see if we can get up to 100,000 simultaneous users on it successfully without crashing. Then we will test to see if we can get 1,000,000.

We are still in the midst of recreating the code this week and next. When this gets done, we will start to implement the beta code and users.

January 29, 2019

Keyword Search Groups (KSGs)

We have completed installing and testing the new virtual server for Zabang testing for Beta users.

We spent most of the time this week continuing the work on Keyword Search Groups (KSGs) in Zabang. Each KSG has 4 tabs, as follows:

  • KSG Results - We worked on this in the last few weeks, and completed it already;
  • Chat - Users will be able to comment on this KSG inside this tab; We copied all the functionality from the Website Reviews, duplicated it, and made it work for KSGs.
  • Owner - This tab will have this information about the KSG owner:
  • Settings - This tab will allow the user to rename the KSG or delete it. This tab will be visible to the KSG owner only.

The only things left to do on KSG are:

  • allow users to search for results inside KSGs by writing search queries that look like this: "restaurants in new york * restaurants", where “restaurants in new york” is the searched keyword, the * sign is the separator, and “restaurants” means that search results should be pulled from KSGs that have “restaurants” in the KSG name. We will work on this functionality this coming week.
  • testing, bug fixing, making all the KSGs functionality live.

January 24, 2019

Upcoming Beta Trials

Last week and this week, we are configuring a new server for the upcoming new beta trials for Zabang. This server will be the separate testing server for the Beta users we recruit from Zabang. It includes the new codes, subdomains and expert database systems we are creating.

We are also continuing to update and test the latest sections of the keyword search groups.

January 15, 2019

Social Search Groups

We continued the work on social search groups on Zabang this week. We continued the work on the display as well as on the back end of the search results that show inside SIGs.

January 4, 2019

Testing and bug fixes

We are currently continuing to test.

All the holes have been plugged back up and recently discovered bugs have been fixed.

This last week we continued the work on the page where all social network groups are displayed. We are adding more elements to it, testing it, and making sure it gets updated once new social search groups are submitted by users.

December 17, 2018

Social Network Smart Database

We are in the completion of testing the smart database of the search engine's social network structure.

Users can now create their own personal groupings and handles regarding search engine keyword phrases. This is where we differentiate from any other search engine.

We will start to add the ability to add search results to these groupings next.

December 5, 2018

Search Hashtags

We are in the middle of stress testing the database this week. One feature that we have implemented is people being able to create hashtags for a particular search, similar to how Instagram and Twitter allow people to create hashtags for their content so others can search for it. Ours will be a little bit more intelligent and searchable.

November 27, 2018

Testing the Social Function

We are in testing mode these next two weeks for all the development we have been doing for the social aspect of the search engine, mainly focusing on the hashtag implementation and seeing how it plays out with our focus groups.

November 14, 2018

Popularity Function

We are currently working on the popularity function of the search engine.

Last week, we made it more organized by dividing all the information in two tabs: one with information about the website that is being reviewed, and the other one about the user who submitted that website.

With all the developmental programming we have done in the last 3 weeks, it is time for testing mode. We have been in tests for these functional tabs this week and plan to make this feature active next week.