As we rework our business model we’re going to take advantage of a couple of existing and new technologies. As mentioned in the Kickstarter project, we’re going to provide a centralized, cloud-oriented SAVE feature. We’re also going to connect our stories to social media like Facebook and Twitter.
In order to do this, we’ll update Channel IO so that it has a standard interface for Facebook and Twitter. This will allow any author publishing through our portal to fire their own social media events. Our game engine will simply read the Facebook or Twitter channels and send the appropriate message and image.
Textfyre’s stories will go back to an idea we had in the beginning, which was to offer “progress cards” for each completed task within the story. These will be noted on connected social networking sites and may provide other benefits to our customers.
If anyone has any other cloud or social media suggestions, please let us know. The more in-story interfaces we can offer, the better our portal and publishing service will be.