Five Feature Changes, Mali Shader and Beat Blog Bug

Update on the Community

The community will be unavailable Saturday 15th March from 10am UK Time for ~2 hours (other time zones). We will roll out a few changes members kindly suggested. Here are the changes you should see after that planned maintenance.

  • Social sharing:
    • Available at the bottom of the content, even when not logged in: why should you need to be logged in to share‽
    • Twitter button will mention @ARMCommunity instead of @ShareThis.
    • Sina Weibo, Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn networks available for all user languages.
  • Partner spaces: removal of the "Everything you'll need to know to get up-to-speed with Partner XXX" text below partner logo. A couple of Partners told us it didn't bring any useful info.
  • Mobile app branding and featured places: using proper community logos but also list main community areas on the welcome page. IMPORTANT: Android app users: please delete and re-add the community within the app. Otherwise you will have a network error returned...

Would you have any suggestions on changes we should consider?

Featured Content

Every week, I pick a few items on the community I think you should see. You can also find featured content on the community homepage and on the overview page of each community.

Featured User

karthikranjan has been the most active member this week. Karthik is leading the Internet of Things group. Follow both to receive updates on mobile, Internet of Things, mbed... You could also take a minute to share your opinion on How To Get An Engineers Attention.

Featured Partner

Feabhas updated their courses, I invite you to have a look at the courses and blogs jocooling put online. Feabhas is a member of the ARM Approved Training Center Program.

Tip - Blog Scheduling - BBB

Whether you wish to talk about a new product or you have a series of technical blogs you wish to write, you might want to write them in advance and decide when they become public.

To do this, before you click Publish, click on Advanced options just above the publish button and tick the Schedule... box. Your content will only become visible to the public at your selected time.

IMPORTANT: because of a bug, I strongly advise you to set your Language/Locale in your user preferences. Please do this now, before you forget! The specified item was not found. for more info.

Time for a wee nap now!

  • The maintenance went well and the changes were applied.

    Please note that the Mobile Android app users need to delete the site and re-register to it.

    You can now also access the community on your feature phone through

    If you observe any problem, please let us know.

  • Hi Alban,

    I agree the summaries are very useful for the upcoming changes.  And daith I stumbled on the same tongue twister, but it's Friday afternoon for me too....

    I'm really excited about the social media changes coming up.  The ShareThis feature was not attractive to me.  I always edit when I see it on other sites as well to put in that sites twitter handle.  I want to recognize the author of the content.

    I also hope that the ability to comment without logging in will generate even more dialog.  I trust that after the user is drawn to the site a few times and sees quality discussions and content, they'll want to register.  That's what I do with other sites.  It's very rare that I register the first time I go to a new site.

  • Thank you daith. I shall try and not crash everything tomorrow morning .

    I was expecting that alliteration to be challenging!

  • Thanks very much, the summaries are a very good feature of this board.

    "Beat Blog Bug"? I'm still trying to sound this tongue twister out a couple of times quickly alright, I'm getting Bleat Bog Blug and various combinations  ;-)