The New Messaging Module (BETA)
February 16, 2011 by Baba Ali
The success of Half Our Deen as a site for single Muslims is apparent in the flow of emails we get from members who have found their other half. This motivates us to work harder on constantly improving the site. HOD does not run on a volunteer staff like many organizations, but rather pays its entire staff. Although new features and modules are continuously being added to HOD, it has not been done so at the expense of the members. No matter how many features we implement, the cost of HOD will always remain the same. InshAllah.
A little while ago, we sent out a survey asking our members which features you would like to see improve on HOD first. After reading your feedback, we assigned two of our top software engineers to re-develop the Messaging Module and program the Matching Preferences Module. After nearly 80 hrs of development, we are happy to announce that our New Messaging System (Beta) is here. It is a great improvement from our initial messaging system Alhamdulillah. We have added timestamps and reply correspondence to each message. The ability to view your messages in a conversation format, much like Gmail and Facebook, has made it very functional and easy to use.
Our “Matching Preferences” module is almost complete and is currently being tested. We hope to announce the completion of that project very shortly InshAllah. We will continue working on adding new features and developing new modules so we can raise the bar of what a Muslim Matrimonial site should offer. InshAllah.