Posted 6M ago by @RJG

#TechTeamTuesday 7/19
๐Ÿ‘‹ Good Afternoon #GregGang!

In the next few weeks, #GregTeam will be finishing up another big round of updates that weโ€™re super excited to share with yโ€™all.

๐Ÿ๏ธ This will bring us one step closer to returning to update the Oasis tab and weโ€™d love to know what your perfect Oasis looks like! You can share a dream feature or even suggest a whole redesign. (Definite bonus points if you feel artistically inclined and wanna draw us a picture. ๐Ÿ˜‰)

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป Next, check out the suggestions and like your favorites.

๐Ÿ‘€ Some Posts that caught our eye this week:

๐Ÿฆ† @PlantyPlanter had the whole community quacking about ducks!

๐Ÿ’ฐ @Kscape came up with the thriving new #PlantingOnABudget community!

๐Ÿ˜Œ @BigFloppa showed off her awesome free new albo monstera!

As always, use #GregFeedback to share any new ideas or bugs you come across with the team!
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Best Answer
6M ago
Oooh, so what you're saying is that we can make our own mock-ups for the oasis screen? If that's what you mean, I would love to make one. I'm interested in graphic design, and I think this will be a cool challenge.
Itโ€™s Tuesday ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I thought it was Monday
Loved the duck convo!
@jcPlantProper girl you shipped out #PlantProperThursday mail yesterday ๐Ÿ˜‚
@RJG I know hahaha I want this week to be over already. Idk what day it is
Oh oh!! My suggestion is to bring back the rating. ๐Ÿ˜ I'm looking forward to a graveyard/given-away plants, too.

I just removed nine plants. I texted @Boymom-plantmom and told her I'd drop them off. ๐Ÿคฃ

I need some more space and @AwesomePlants posted on #plantjokes about rearranging furniture and I'm ready for more room!
Can there be a way to search for posts by phrases or words? Sometimes that would be helpful for times Iโ€™d like to find a thread that was already made on a particular subject or question!
@lindseymae a search feature is definitely on our list for community improvements!
@RJG sweet! Keep up the great work! ๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—
Loveee little Greg sunbathing ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน thank u for the shoutout @RJG ๐Ÿ˜

Seeing followers on othersโ€™ oasis, being able to โ€œorganizeโ€ or view oasis by date added, alphabet name and/or userโ€™s choice?
@kscape the Greg dude is all @Kiersten!!
@Kiersten Thank you for blessing us with lil Greg dude ๐Ÿฅน๐Ÿฅน does he have an official name? Can we have PLUSHIES?? @RJG
@kscape we're discussing what we might do going forward w the top contributor program. maybe we need to find a plushie maker ๐Ÿค”
@lindseymae thanks so much we will!
Omg! I canโ€™t believe Iโ€™m in a Greg post! ๐Ÿ˜†
Also, I was thinking. What if Greg did like a scavenger hunt kind of thing?
@PlantyPlanter that could be cool!
@discreetwildyam oooo and groups! I water all my outdoor plants at the same time. Filtering by indoor/outdoor would be cool
@RJG not oasis related but pls comment threads ๐Ÿ’€
oooh hereโ€™s my wishlist:
๐ŸŒฑ being able to rate plants / submit reviews
๐ŸŒฟ being able to create groups within your oasis (or being able to manually order plants without relying on the alphabetization method)
๐Ÿชด being able to search for specific posts!
@kscape save that for next week's post Dariana ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
Iโ€™d love to be able to comment on other peopleโ€™s oasis! I love so many plants and want to tell everyone they are doing such a good job
Iโ€™d also like to reply to someone and have them see what comment Iโ€™m replying toโ€ฆsometimes people say 10 things and I want to comment on each thing. It gets lost in the sauce
Being able to take a photo when commenting on a post. I find myself commenting and realizing I should have taken a picture before so I could show what I was talking about
Oh my gosh!! These are all such great suggestions!
@Marthamaywho92 you take pictures while doing comments
It would be nice to be able to comment on somebodyโ€™s stories. For example, today I was watching a userโ€™s stories and noticed that there is wrong ID. It would be cool to have a button or a field on the stories , so I could comment that his plant is not Jelly bean , it is GOLDEN sedum..
@vvvelo for example there could be C button at the bottom, like on my screenshot
@vvvelo I also want to let people know when their tracking stories are outstanding ๐Ÿ˜
Ooo wait what about organization when it comes to the bio section of your oasis. For example, when viewing my oasis, I can edit my bio and type it out however I want and itโ€™ll look the way I typed it, spaces, layout and all!

But when viewing my oasis when clicked through a comment, my bio lay out looks different. Any fixes or changes to this? @RJG basically the format lmao
@kscape yah that would change. if you notice when you load someone oasis it's actually opening our browser and you're viewing it as a webpage. That's why you can zoom on them. When we upgrade oasis they'll load natively like it does when you go to your oasis tab.
I think it would help if we could view Greggersโ€™ Oases(?) without having to go back and forth on each plantโ€ฆitโ€™s kind of a pain if you want to view the plants one by one. It would be nice if we could swipe left or right to see the next one.
@TJphilobsessed so it functions like your own oasis?
@RJG yes!! Exactly.Because I like to see the type of plant and the name. Every time I go back after viewing a single plant it reverts back up to the top of the oasis and thatโ€™s tedious if someone has a lot of plants.
@TJphilobsessed YES PLEASE LIKE THIS!! It would make viewing other oasis less tedious and maybe like a react (like in stories) or comments on their plant card?
@TJphilobsessed Thatโ€™s a good one!!! Iโ€™ve always thought about that too honestly
Iโ€™m also down with the PLUSHIES!!!!!
I agree with most people that the ability to sort my oasis would be nice. By name, plant type and location would be my ideal. By light needs, soil type and pot type would be my next three.
Iโ€™d like to have the option to choose a landing page when I launch the app. Personally, Iโ€™d prefer to open up directly to my Oasis as my homepage; then I can navigate to the community feed or the care cards afterwards. Others may want to see the feed first thing or their watering/fertilising list first thing, etc.
@RJG Yep! Noticed the first time I used Greg ๐Ÿคญ๐Ÿคญ yall loaded through webpage but thatโ€™s smart !!
Okay @RJG Iโ€™m gonna go through everyoneโ€™s ideas and also add mine in one big list so that you have it. I love all of these so far!!

-graveyard/past plants
-search bar
-oasis filter
-comment threads
-plant boards (in oasis)
-commenting and easy access to othersโ€™ oasis
-easier replies
-commenting on stories
-uniform bio format
-swipe feature for othersโ€™ oasis
-personalized landing page

-captioning & more personalization for stories
-homepage sorted into the different discussions (or hashtags) in a drop down or easy navigation bar
-reactions to posts and comments (more than thumbs up or down)
-organization of questions into categorizes and separation from main posts (i.e. identity the plant in question, then notify people who own that plant for help. or identify the issue, alerting people who have had those same issues). you could also archive these questions when answered so that only unanswered questions are addressed
-the ability to repost someone elseโ€™s post either for reference or comments

Iโ€™ll add more when they come to my mind!
@RJG ha-ha! We donโ€™t want much do we?!๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
@TJphilobsessed And you know what? I shouldnโ€™t say this but I would actually buy it too. Greg should create their own merch with plushies, shirts, hats, mugs, etc. They would make a LOT of money ๐Ÿค‘๐Ÿค‘
@fabiana agreed!
@fabiana save some of these for when we ask about community tab! Trying to focus on the oasis tab today! Great ideas tho!
@fabiana the identifying people with a specific plant is already working!
@RJG Clearly I didnโ€™t read your post ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ my bad! Went straight to the comments
@fabiana All good! @Kiersten makes fun of me cause I'll write probably 2x what gets posted and she's like that's great now cut it down so people will actually read it. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
@fabiana we love the excitement!!!
@RJG ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ
Is there an ability to un-water a plant on the app? Iโ€™ve accidentally hit water instead of snooze a couple times
@graceolivialee yep! If you go to the timeline at the bottom of the plant card of the plant you accidentally watered (or snoozed if that ever happens) and there should be a ... next to the most recent water/snooze. If you click that you should have the option to undo a watering.
@RJG Thank you!!!
@graceolivialee happy to help!
Personally Iโ€™d prefer my oasis arranged alphabetically by Scientific Name. It would be cool if we could choose between sorting by scientific name, common name, nickname, or age.
@topher.thomas good idea Christopher!
@RJG how about plants that are in water- have it marked as props?
A way to message each other directly and comment/reply to stories would be cool.
Iโ€™m gonna have to call out a wtf here. How is my Walmart free haul not eligible for this post?? Iโ€™m pissed, who is pissed for me??
Also a way to customize the watering alerts. Like for my plants in Leca etc
@Dolly yes!
@Jilliebeanstalk omg Jillian you won't believe me but it was the next post I would have included ๐Ÿซฃ
@Dolly both good ideas Dolly! Messaging would be so helpful!
But didnโ€™t @RJG ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ๐Ÿฅบ Iโ€™m sad, now I must go buy another plant.
@RJG idk if itโ€™s been mentioned already (but I swear I read every comment ๐Ÿ˜‚), but Iโ€™d actually really like it if we had the option to display our plants names and/or scientific name on the little profile photo in our oasis. Sometimes I feel like my plants are all running together visually ๐Ÿ˜‚
In my plants individual gallery Iโ€™d like to be able to move around the photos. Just in case I upload a photo from a month BEFORE and need to put it in the correct order.
Iโ€™d also like to have a wishlist tab! Where I can compile plants that I want to have in the future.
@Jilliebeanstalk thisnis the way!
@saatwood good idea Skye! @vvvelo has mentioned this elsewhere but your first on this post. I agree with both of you! It would help a lot.
@Planthoader how are you thinking they would be distinguished?
@KJsPlantBabes I love both of these ideas. If nothing else we should be able to detect when a photo was taken vs when it was uploaded. Let us noodle on that ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿค”
Would love to be able to sort the plants in our oasis by date added, alphabetical by name, alphabetical by species, most recently watered. Also would like to be able to see other peoples progress pictures for their plants in their oasis.๏ฟผ๏ฟผ
@AlliesTerrarium are you android or Apple?
@RJG apple
@AlliesTerrarium you can kinda see progress pictures now at the top of the community feed. I'm sure you've noticed!

I agree it's be cool to be able to see a bunch from the same plant in a row.
@RJG yes, sorry That didnโ€™t seem like a very specific comment from me. But I meant when you look at other peoples oasis, and click on the plant, to be able to see their progress pictures. Maybe Iโ€™m using the word progress wrong. Tracking?
@AlliesTerrarium I know what you mean and I agree!
Yea! Iโ€™m excited for the updates. As far as suggestions go, I would love some better function of searching and sorting. Searching plants, hashtags, and topics. Sorting by plant genus, soil type (ie: leca watering is completely different and I want to see just my leca plants)