VANet 2 - Phased Release
Not quite a feature announcement post, but we wanted to give some details on the 4 phases of the release of VANet 2 and their (very rough) ETAs.
Phase 1: Release to Flare
As well as updating our website, we’ve also been hard at work to update our API. This is how data flows from Flare to VANet, so it’s a super important part of our infrastructure. This first step involves migrating all Flare Crew Centers to the new API. The release that this is part of (v1.2.4) is currently in beta testing.
Phase 2: Website Beta
In the phase, our new website is released to a small selection of beta testers to try out all the new things. VANet 2 involves a complete rework of our authentication system (that is, the thing that allows you to log in). This phase is currently underway - and we can’t thank our testers enough!
Phase 3: Initial Release!
Woohoo! This phase is where you get to use and see VANet 2. In this phase, there will be no feature difference between VANet 1 and VANet 2, but we will have modernised our infrastructure and laid the foundations for future work. This phase is expected to commence within 1 month.
Phase 4: Feature Releases
This is the one to look forward to. After we release the new site and infrastructure and ironed out the bugs, we will move onto developing 4 new features to release to you (hopefully) within 2 months after the initial release. Think of this as “VANet 2.1”.