We’d like to share some interesting and important updates that RC Drone Arena has undergone in the past few weeks. These updates have been carried out to ensure a super-smooth, seamless experience for the readers as well as us, the publishers.
In a nutshell, we’ve gone through four major updates:
- Team Expansion
- Compliance with Google’s AMP
- Compliance with Facebook Instant
- Creation of RC Drone Arena Telegram Channel
Back when I started RC Drone Arena, I always wanted it to be a single-authored site with a very ‘approachable’ feel to it. However, with the drone industry exploding the way it did, it was simply impossible to do all the work myself. However, I’ve been lucky to have found a truly enthusiastic bunch of people to share the workload with.
RC Drone Arena regulars will already have spotted new names.
Compliance with Google AMP
Google AMP (Accelerated Mobile Pages) is essentially a method of publishing which makes pages load blazing fast on mobile devices. With the amount of users landing on RC Drone Arena on their mobile devices, we thought it was imperative we add support for AMP.
AMP is a way to build web pages for static content that render fast.
Just FYI, the [(mobile + tablet) : (desktop)] ratio for readership on RC Drone Arena from May 8 ’15 to May 8 ’16 was 45:55. Mobile web is fast catching up!
More info on AMP on the AMP Project Website.
Compliance with Facebook Instant
When I first came across a Facebook Instant article published by The Verge, I knew RC Drone Arena would soon have Instant support.
Instant Articles is a product for publishers to create fast, interactive articles on Facebook.
Instant articles will have a small lightning icon on the top right of the featured image (see picture), and load up in virtually no time. Instant articles are accessible via the Facebook app on Android and iOS only. More technical info about Instant here.
If you haven’t tried Instant yet, I strongly urge you to do so. You can find Instant articles on the RC Drone Arena Facebook Page.
Official RC Drone Arena Telegram Channel
Because Telegram is better than WhatsApp ;), we decided to launch our very own Telegram channel. Here, you’ll get updates about the latest articles on RC Drone Arena, real time! You can even chill with other readers, as long as it’s SFW!
Join the official RC Drone Arena Telegram Channel:
- On desktop, click here: http://telegram.me/rcdronearena
- On mobile, scan the QR code below.