Introducing the Notification Component on Where to Dance
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Introducing the Notification Component on Where to Dance

Last modified on March 21st 2024, 12:24PM
Where To Dance - Introducing the Notification Component on Where to Dance

We are thrilled to announce the launch of the notification component on Where to Dance, bringing us one step closer to our goal of becoming the premier dance platform worldwide. As we progress through our development roadmap, we are committed to overcoming challenges and delivering a top-notch experience for the dance community.

Impact of the Notification Feature

The newly added notification feature will significantly enhance our existing workflows, particularly the contributor program. This program allows dance experts to create articles on any of the 25 major dance categories and 190 dance styles featured on our platform. With the future growth of our contributor base in mind, the notification component streamlines the content creation process.

Workflow, now enhanced by notifications, enables the creation of custom workflows and facilitates quick submission and approval of content. Contributors will receive notifications when they ask questions, submit content, receive answers, or have their submissions approved. This system ensures efficient communication and timely updates, even as the number of submissions and contributors grows.

Empowering Experts and Ensuring Content Quality

Workflow empowers us to assign roles, such as ballet contributors, to publishers with domain-specific knowledge. This ensures that experts in their respective fields can review and maintain the quality of content created for their area of expertise. The same principle applies across various dance styles, from salsa and ballroom to acrobatic dance, flash mobs, and hip hop.

Notifications keep contributors informed about the status of their submissions, while moderators can easily review content, provide suggestions, or approve posts with a single click. The threaded messaging feature enables seamless communication between contributors and moderators, fostering a collaborative environment.

Enhancing Video Submissions and Removals

Notifications also integrate with our live video submission process, allowing for faster approval of user-submitted videos. Moderators are instantly notified of new submissions, enabling quick review and approval. Additionally, creators are notified when their content is approved, streamlining the entire process.

The notification system also facilitates the removal of videos, such as adding a video to a blacklist using the video removal submission form. This ensures that inappropriate content can be swiftly addressed and removed from the platform.

Future Developments Powered by Notifications

Looking ahead, notifications will play a crucial role in various components and features of Where to Dance:

  • User Profiles: Notifications will facilitate friend requests and connections, enhancing user interaction and engagement.
  • Profiles for Dance Teachers, Studios, Organizers, Organizations, and Educational Institutions: Notifications will streamline submission reviews, announcements, and updates on new video submissions, allowing these entities to effectively communicate with their followers.
  • Event Type Listings: Notifications will keep users informed about event cancellations, venue changes, time updates, promotions, and new events in their area, ensuring they never miss out on exciting dance opportunities.

Development Update and Road Map

We understand the excitement and anticipation surrounding the full launch of our platform. However, as dance is often pursued out of passion rather than commerce, resources for development can be limited. Rest assured that our team of passionate dance enthusiasts is working tirelessly to bring this platform to life, despite the challenges of limited resources.

Our road map includes the implementation of geolocation features, which will provide personalized experiences based on users' locations. This will enable users to find dance teachers, events, and content specific to their area and interests.

Additionally, we will be launching basic profiles with the ability to follow other profiles, as well as event listings, which will be at the core of our offering. These features will facilitate real-world engagement and allow users to apply what they've learned on the platform.

We are committed to designing Where to Dance from the ground up, considering every nuance of the dance community. While the development process may take time, we are confident that the end result will be a platform that truly serves the needs of dancers, teachers, and the entire dance community.

Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to develop Where to Dance. Stay tuned for more updates in our news section, and join us on this exciting journey to revolutionize the dance world.

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Samuel Newton

Co-founder of WhereToDance

Samuel Newton has gracefully moved to the rhythms of Salsa, Bachata, Swing, and Ballroom, cherishing every step and turn. His love for dance extends beyond the dance floor – it's in the laughter shared during a dance lesson, the applause after a performance, and the connections made in a dance hall.

Recognizing the vibrancy and potential of the dance community, Samuel, along with Sarah Hamilton, co-founded both and WhereToDance. Their vision was simple yet profound: to cultivate a platform where dancers, both novices and veterans, could connect, learn, and grow. Samuel's dedication is not just about mastering dance steps; it's about fostering a community where every dancer feels at home.

When he's not dancing or working on Where To Dance, Samuel can be found attending dance events, immersing himself in the ever-evolving world of dance, and continuously seeking avenues to help the dance community flourish.

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