The time has come to tell you of the launch of the new IOTA website www.iota-world.org and the software system that in future will run the IOTA Programme.
The Big Day will be 14 September. In preparation to moving IOTA to its new website we are disabling user logins on the RSGB IOTA website at 0800 UTC on 12 September 2017. When the new website is online you will be redirected there automatically and you will be able to log in with the same credentials as you use now on the current IOTA website. You can choose your language by selecting one of the flags then. We hope that you enjoy getting to know the new website and all that it has to offer. Our help point is at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Calling Software Developers
Software developers should be aware that the move to the new website may affect any application using data from www.rsgbiota.org since this website will shortly be taken offline. Please contact us at email@example.com if your software uses data from www.rsgbiota.org and you want to have access to this kind of data in the future.
- Reporting Programme Growth
In July we celebrated the first anniversary of the introduction of crediting QSO matches with logs on Club Log. Introduced on the existing software, it has already been hugely successful in increasing the volume of credits given by 70%, providing evidence that it meets the wishes of a significant part of the IOTA community for this kind of development. Needless to say, it has boosted the financial viability of the programme. Currently some 54% of all credits given so far in 2017 were for QSO matches, a figure that we believe will increase once participants get used to the new software. Paper cards submitted are down 20% suggesting replacement with electronic confirmations which from a very low figure for IOTA Contest matches has spiralled from 4,036 to 32,878 credits. This is just the beginning.
G3KMA, 12 Sep 2017