The neglected child…
New user interface for our web application has been long overdue. We focused so hard on improving Panda core features that we neglected the UI. A bit. Today is the day to make it up to you. New, updated and better Panda UI has arrived.
You’re probably very well aware that old UI was okay-ish but far from perfect. We decided to take it easy and choose evolution instead of revolution. Changing users habits and workflows is always sensitive and tricky business. That’s why we think it makes more sense to introduce changes gradually.
Our main goal for first roll out was to deliver cleaner, simpler UI that makes a better use of screen space. Based on your feedback we added small changes for those of you that transcode large volumes. We’ve added simplified list view for videos and profiles to make it easier to browse them. We unified the application behavior, to make sure configuration of key Panda features is always done the same way.
Front-end piece of the app is now based on well known and proven AngularJS framework.
Expect more changes in the coming weeks. We’re working on better, more detailed encoding analytics. That’s one of more requested improvements and we’re happy to oblige.
Current console will get overhaul as well to make it more useful. Brand new piece of Panda – Live Transcoding – will be getting it’s own piece of UI (it’s in beta now). And of course, there’ll be a number of small tweaks improvements that at first may go unnoticed but will make your work with Panda both, easier and more fun.
We would love to hear what you think. What could have been done better? Did we miss something?