Introducing Linked Pies.
Whenever you copy another user’s pie, your copy will now become linked to the original. Your pie being linked means that you’ll receive a notification as soon as the owner of the original pie makes a change to their pie’s slices.
This notification will appear alongside the rest of your social notifications. To view these, go to the Social tab and tap the ‘bell’ icon in the top right corner. A pie update notification looks something like this:
Tapping the notification will display an overview of both your pie and the original, and you’ll have the option to review the update.
If you select View update, you’ll be presented with a screen detailing the current state of the original pie’s slices. Here you may preview the changes made by the owner. It is up to you to apply them to your pie, alongside any additional modifications you might want. Of course, you could also simply ignore the update if you’re not happy with it.
Going back to the overview, you may tap on ‘Options’ to enable/disable notifications or permanently unlink your pie from the original.
The overview dialog is also accessible from the Holdings section of your pie. Even if you’ve temporarily disabled notifications, you may check there for new updates, at any time.
Go to the Portfolio tab, select your pie, then tap on Holdings in the top part of the screen.
That’s pretty much it!
In a future update, we’ll display more comprehensive information about what type of changes the owner made, e.g. which slices were added, which were removed, which remained but had their allocation changed, etc.
Q: I already have a copied pie. Do I need to copy again in order to have a link to the original?
A: We’ve done our best to automatically link already copied pies. If your copy was made from the start of February onwards, it should be automatically linked. To check if a link exists, simply go to the Holdings section of your pie. If you see a ‘Linked to’ tile in the top part of the screen, everything is working fine and you should receive a notification the next time the owner updates their pie. Otherwise, you will, unfortunately, need to recopy the original pie.
Q: What is the difference between ‘unlinking’ and simply disabling update notifications?
A: The former is a permanent action, while the latter is a temporary, reversible one.
Q: Can I share a pie I’ve copied and is it possible for another user to then copy my copy?
A: Yes! This ‘link chaining’ may happen an infinite number of times. Additionally, the fact that your shared pie is linked to another will be visible to anyone who views your shared pie (e.g. from the Library or a link). They may then view the original pie, which might be linked to a totally different pie itself, etc. We feel visualising this information publicly is fair to the community.
Q: What happens if the original pie’s owner stops sharing, or deletes their pie?
A: You will no longer receive notifications and if you open the overview dialog from the Holdings section of your pie, you will have the option to unlink.
P.S. We’ve just released this update, so if you’re not seeing it in the App/Play stores, check back later!