@ is the new #, a new SMS app, and other improvements
Celly Support Team
posted this on June 06, 2011 15:56
@ instead of #
We just deployed a tiny change that we think will have a big effect on user experience:
We changed Celly Channel syntax from # to the @ symbol. That is, channels are now prefixed like @mychannel (instead of the previous way of #mychannel). By the way, for compatibility, the # syntax still works).
We think the @ syntax creates better familiarity with email and IM addresses. So now when you see a message in your channel, it will look like: sendername@thechannelname
Another reason for swapping @ for # is that we are developing hashtag integration. This will make it natural for Cellyzens to markup their messages with #hashtag.
New Note-taking App
We added the ability for you to send messages to yourself in the form of notes.
To capture notes for yourself, just txt @me mynotehere
To see your last note, just txt LAST @me
ACKS instead of RCP
Another syntax change we made is that we replaced the command RCP with ACKS. The ACKS command toggles receipt of channel acknowledgement messages on/off. So if you want to turn off these acknowledgements, just txt ACKS.
We’ve also integrated Zendesk for our support. You can submit tickets and feedback at http://support.cel.ly or use the support tab on the right-hand side of our site.