Email addresses become first class citizens

By on January 13, 2011

With this week’s release of Bitbucket, we’re giving you a new account feature: the ability to register and validate multiple email addresses.

We think this feature is great because you can now share your repositories with other users simply by using their email address. Your work colleagues, your friends and your open-source collaborators can all find you instantly on Bitbucket. And you can find them!

But to get this going, we need you to do something: validate your existing email address. From the account page, you can add and confirm all of your email addresses.

Linking all of your email addresses enables Bitbucket to better recognize all of your commits, even if you’ve made them from different identities.

For example, Jesper might do his Bitbucket work as jespern@bitbucket.org, but his personal or open source work as jesper@noehr.org. By registering both of those emails, all his activity will be linked and show up under his single Bitbucket account.

Easy invitations

Of course not everyone is part of the Bitbucket community yet. We’ve added a new shortcut to invite your friends and co-workers to collaborate on your code. From any repository page, select the ‘Invite’ link:

Enter your friends email address and the invitation will be sent out:

Improved Dashboard View

Wow that’s a lot, but we’re not done yet! We’ve added some fresh paint to the User Dashboard so that recent activity is easier to scan and then find a repository you work on.

Changelist

Until next week, here’s the full list of changes:

Improvements:

Bug fixes:

  • http://twitter.com/nico159 Nicola

    The new Dashboard view it’s much betternBitbucket it’s moving fastnnThank you

  • http://twitter.com/nico159 Nicola

    The new Dashboard view it’s much better
    Bitbucket it’s moving fast

    Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/nico159 Nicola

    The new Dashboard view it’s much better
    Bitbucket it’s moving fast

    Thank you

  • http://twitter.com/andypeters Andy Peters

    I like the new dashboard view and the changes with email. Twice a month updates is quite slick guys!nnFYI sadly the invite button doesn’t work at all for me on Safari. Ideas?

  • http://twitter.com/andypeters Andy Peters

    I like the new dashboard view and the changes with email. Twice a month updates is quite slick guys!

    FYI sadly the invite button doesn’t work at all for me on Safari. Ideas?

  • http://twitter.com/andypeters Andy Peters

    I like the new dashboard view and the changes with email. Twice a month updates is quite slick guys!

    FYI sadly the invite button doesn’t work at all for me on Safari. Ideas?

    • Erik van Zijst

      @andy: thanks for pointing out the broken invite link. It’s now fixed!

      Cheers,
      Erik

      • http://twitter.com/andypeters Andy Peters

        yup, working now. great thanks.

  • rth

    Any chance the dashboard can have a ‘more items’ link at the bottom? It would be nice to be able to easily go back in history to see prior day’s activity (which after one busy day are frequently hidden).

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  • http://www.jatheon.com groupwise email archiving

    Since I do with multiple account and addresses on daily bases, I give thumb up for this. Great post. 

  • http://www.jatheon.com groupwise email archiving

    Since I do with multiple account and addresses on daily bases, I give thumb up for this. Great post. 

  • Erik van Zijst

    @andy: thanks for pointing out the broken invite link. It’s now fixed!nnCheers,nErik

  • Erik van Zijst

    @andy: thanks for pointing out the broken invite link. It’s now fixed!

    Cheers,
    Erik

  • http://twitter.com/andypeters Andy Peters

    yup, working now. great thanks.

  • http://twitter.com/andypeters Andy Peters

    yup, working now. great thanks.