Saturday, March 13, 2010

Plugin is down

Looks like eTV has rolled out a new website this morning which broke the plugin as the special XML interface that I used seems to no longer be there.  It also seems that the rollout did not go smoothly (their site kept going up and down) and still seems unstable.
This is a classic example as to how NOT to roll out new website.  Aside from classic mistake of not keeping the old site up and running while piloting new site, they also were not able to enable things like Favorites, Forums, etc. prior to release.  What was the rush?
Anyway, hoping that in a few days things will settle and they'll be bring up their forums, address concerns regarding the apparent lack of XML API, and Favorite & Personlii sections

6 comments:

Vlad said...

This is very unprofessional web site work I ever seen... unbelievable....

Right on the weekend.
What's really bothering me. Why they had to bring down the old site while they are working on the new one?

Igor,

what are your plans regarding plug-in?

Igor Papirov said...

My plans? Going to wait and see if they bring back an API similar to what they had before. If I get that, I'll be able to modify the plugin to accomodate.

Igor Papirov said...

"Вся БАЗА ДАННЫХ, информация в ИЗБРАННОЕ, МОЙ СЧЁТ, ФОРУМ, ПОИСК ПО АЛФАВИТУ и ПЛЕЙЛИСТ будут восстановлена в начале недели."

Answer from the support. I didn't even bother asking about XML yet.

Anonymous said...

good news. thank you

Anonymous said...

Any plug-in news yet?

Igor Papirov said...

uhm... did you read anything else on this blog?