Deals Drive Blog

Launching Deals Drive version 2.1

We are now 99% done with the updates to the script and are launching version 2.1 as of today. This version will serve as a base release version for future updates and upgrades. It took longer than expected to test all the new features for bugs and optimize the newly added DB tables and fields. Our roadmap now is to release version 2.5 by July and incorporate more updates from the SmashDeals.com source tree. Version 2.1 includes a massive rewrite of backend function, an optimization initiative that has allowed us to reduce the code length from a little under 17,000 lines of PHP code to around 13,000 lines. We have also expanded the availability of modifiable text via the language file and hope to have this cover 100% of the text output when version 2.5 is released.

We have decided to release OpenID (Google) and OAuth (Facebook and Twitter) login and signup connectors as add-on plugins. Not only will this allow us to add to the social aspect of the script, it will also as a way to build an ecosystem of add-ons and plugins around the script. We hope to have these connectors available for purchase before or around the release of version 2.5.