The results of the First Instant View Contest are in.
Congratulations to the winners and a big thank you to all the participants!
Tallying up the final results was no easy task. You've submitted a total of 37,507 templates — and our admins processed 29,482 issues and 402 appeals to find out the winners. This work is now completed and today we're launching Instant View for 2,274
websites! All thanks to you.The winners
1. Pavel T.
shared the first place with 40 winning templates each. The first prize will therefore be split between them, so both Pavel and Chuchu are getting a bonus of $5,000
in addition to the rewards for their templates.
2. Yuri Panarin
took the second place with 38 templates and also earns a bonus prize of $5,000
came in third with 35 templates. We decided to award a bronze prize of $2,500
to φ as recognition for his extended participation in the development of the IV ecosystem by way of thoughtful issue reports and insightful commentary.
You can see the full results of the contest on this page:https://instantview.telegram.org/contest/top
We will contact everyone who won a prize about their rewards from the verified account +42454 in Telegram. All rewards will be sent out before August 31, 2017.Publishing templates
Thanks to the wonderful work you did, we are publishing 2274 templates today. This means that as of this moment, quick and slick Instant View pages become available for all Telegram users who share links to articles from those websites.
Some templates will need to be modified due to layout changes on the original website after the contest ended — these will not be rolled out now. If you're the winner on one of these domains, we kindly ask you to resubmit an updated version of the template as soon as possible.Template Feedback
When your template is live (shows 'version XX is live' in My Templates), users can send you feedback via the @previews
bot that allows them to create issues right from Telegram. These issues will show up in the IV interface in the usual way.
When you submit an update, it will be reviewed by a Telegram admin before the current live version is replaced. The system is pretty basic now, but will evolve as time goes by.Instant View Evolution
Thank you very much for your support, for all your comments and all the issues you've identified and fixed. You did a great job! Thanks to your input, we've learned a lot about the internet and about the tools we're missing to process all the content on its countless websites. We've tried to come up with solutions when possible, adding interfaces and new options during the course of the contest. Working on this felt much like building an airplane in mid-air. But this was just the first step. Now that we have an airplane — it's time to turn it into a spaceship.
In the coming months we're going to:
- Upgrade the IV engine so that it becomes more flexible, more intelligent and gets better support for more kinds of content.
- Refine our IV criteria for more clarity and consistency, and come up with a brand new super-inclusive checklist.
- Announce the next contest on this channel.Join us!
We couldn't have come this far without you, and now we need your help in figuring out how to make the next Instant View contest the stuff of legends.
All contestants are welcome to join our new public group on Telegram and post their suggestions for the present and future of the IV infrastructure with the tag #IVsuggestion (hint: if you have plenty to say, using Telegra.ph may be a good idea).
Join the discussion here:https://t.me/IVpublic
And congratulations again on completing the first stage of this journey!