[ANN] Zioko.com - built with Rails


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Hey list,

I’ve been working on a website, http://www.zioko.com for a while now
(too
long!) and it’s finally time to get this thing out the door, or it might
never happen!

Zioko is a place for people to create groups around their particular
interests. Once a group has been created, or you join an existing group.
You
can post links, upload images, videos, podcasts and post messages in a
forum. Content is rated by recent popularity much like Digg.com. You can
also define friendships, respect other users and send private messages.

For example, I’ve gone ahead and created a group for Ruby on Rails:
http://zioko.com/group/Ruby_on_Rails
You might use this group by posting interesting links in the Links
section,
uploading images related to Rails (I believe someone mentioned a picture
of
Rails on the N800 a few days ago), uploading video tutorials, uploading
Rails podcasts or chatting about Rails in the forum.

The site is still pretty (very) rough around the edges, and there a
number
of issues I’m still aware of, yet I’m sure you can appreciate that I
want to
give it some exposure, it’s been behind closed doors to way too long
:slight_smile:
There are a shed load more features I’d like to implement for maximum
“wow”
factor, but I guess those will have to come later. There is a feedback
form
in the footer so you can let me know which features you miss the most.

To fulfil the inner geek, her are some technical specs:

Served up by Mongrels, balanced by Apache.
Capistrano for deployment
MySQL
Liquid Templates used for group pages (this to allow people to edit
their
groups CSS and HTML, I had to defer this feature until a later date
though)
ffmpeg used for video transcoding
and a bunch of plugins thanks to you, the wonderful Rails community :slight_smile:

I hope you like it, and ultimately find a use for it!

Cheers
Ian