May 30, 2017

AdPtz Home

Version 0.2.4.0

  • Added the Leaderboard to the home page.
  • Leaderboard is using simulated data until enough users are competing for top scores.

Data Schemas

Controller 0.2.4.0

May 5, 2017

AdPtz Home

Version 0.2.3.0

  • Minor rule changes to text and value properties on buttons.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.2.3.0

  • Added Brand Match Editor to let you customize buttons appearances.
  • Added a display phone number field for businesses that manage other people's websites.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.2.3.0

  • Minor rule changes to text and value properties on buttons.

Point Processor

Version 0.2.3.0

  • Minor rule changes to text and value properties on buttons.

April 24, 2017

AdPtz Home

Version 0.2.2.0

  • Updated the Terms of Service, which had some typos in it.
  • Extended the referral promotions by 1 year.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.2.2.0

  • Re-designed the Sign up page, making extensive used of SVG technology.
  • Added a 1-click 'Facebook Sign up' button.
  • Removed PayPal account verification during sign up, as this caused some confusion with people.
  • Updated the Terms of Service, which had some typos in it.

April 2, 2017

AdPtz Home

Version 0.2.1.0

  • Phase 2 release of Brand Match Editor.
  • User interface update to home page.
  • Fixed issue when canceling a confirmation prompt in some situations.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.2.1.0

  • Fixed issue when canceling a confirmation prompt in some situations.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.2.1.0

  • Fixed issue when canceling a confirmation prompt in some situations.

Point Processor

Version 0.2.1.0

  • Phase 2 release of Brand Match Editor.
  • Reduced SVG content to speed up load time.

Data Schemas

Promoter 0.2.1.0

March 5, 2017

AdPtz Home

Version 0.2.0.0

  • Phase 1 release of Brand Match Editor.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.2.0.0

  • Phase 1 release of Brand Match Editors.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.2.0.0

  • Phase 1 release of Brand Match Editor.

Point Processor

Version 0.2.0.0

  • Phase 1 release of Brand Match Editor.

Audit System

Version 0.2.0.0

  • Phase 1 release of Brand Match Editor.

Data Schemas

Promoter 0.2.0.0

February 14, 2017

AdPtz Home

Version 0.1.6.0

  • Added a detailed pricing page, and links to it from various areas of the system.

February 7, 2017

AdPtz Home

Version 0.1.5.0

  • Guests will automatically search when viewing home page for the first time, to better illustrate how it works.
  • Improved the layout of the website list on the home page, and added a hover bubble for guests to explain how it works at a glance.
  • Minor typo and bug fixes.

October 26, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.1.4.0

  • Updated FAQ with instructions on how to add an AdPtz button to a Yola website.
  • Added link to Facebook page for people to provide feedback on the AdPtz system.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.1.4.0

  • Fixed a bug where you could not confirm the Terms of Service when signing up with a custom zoom setting enabled in the browser.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.1.4.0

  • Fixed a bug where you could not confirm the Terms of Service when signing up with a custom zoom setting enabled in the browser.
  • The 'Test your link' button in the Button editor now works after you change your Valid Domain value.

Point Processor

Version 0.1.4.0

  • A suspended, expired, or budget limited button no longer generates an email link, but rather a 'Come back later' message. This is to reflect the fact that this was likely a Promoter chosen limit.

August 26, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.1.3.0

  • Adjusted AdVenturer daily limit thresholds. They are now 300, 600 and 900 points for Bronze, Silver and Gold respectively.
  • Minor bug fixes.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.1.3.0

  • Adjusted AdVenturer account upgrade costs. The Silver account now costs 2500 points, and Gold is now 5000 points.

Point Processor

Version 0.1.3.0

  • Adjusted AdVenturer daily limit thresholds. They are now 300, 600 and 900 points for Bronze, Silver and Gold respectively.

July 13, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.1.2.0

  • Fixed a caching issue that would intermittently cause a crash.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.1.2.0

  • Fixed a caching issue that would intermittently cause a crash.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.1.2.0

  • Fixed a caching issue that would intermittently cause a crash.
  • Password resets from the Promoter portal now validate strength and save properly.
  • Fixed issue with Beta Promoter access in some cases.

Point Processor

Version 0.1.2.0

  • Fixed a caching issue that would intermittently cause a crash.

June 29, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.1.1.0

  • Added video to explain how it works to AdVenturers.
  • Added video tutorial for website Promoters.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.1.1.0

  • Fixed date picker errors that occurred in Internet Explorer when setting your birthday.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.1.1.0

  • Fixed date picker errors that occurred in Internet Explorer when setting an expiry date.

Point Processor

Version 0.1.1.0

  • Created work around for Internet Explorer when it displays a point button from www.adptz.com itself.

May 26, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.1.0.0

  • New versioning rules now in effect. The last digit is now reserved for hotfixes only, and will not include release notes.
  • Added more security enhancements.
  • Improved performance of system when loading page histories.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.1.0.0

  • New versioning rules now in effect. The last digit is now reserved for hotfixes only, and will not include release notes.
  • Added more security enhancements.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.1.0.0

  • New versioning rules now in effect. The last digit is now reserved for hotfixes only, and will not include release notes.
  • Added more security enhancements.

Point Processor

Version 0.1.0.0

  • New versioning rules now in effect. The last digit is now reserved for hotfixes only, and will not include release notes.
  • Added more security enhancements.

Audit System

Version 0.1.0.0

  • New versioning rules now in effect. The last digit is now reserved for hotfixes only, and will not include release notes.
  • Added more security enhancements.

Data Schemas

AdVenturer 0.1.0.0

May 16, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.3.0

  • Added 'Beta' database region for people with indeterminate IP addresses. This will be used to gauge the accuracy of the Geolocate database used by AdPtz.
    NOTE: This region will not likely be supported when the system goes live. If you see 'Beta' as your region, please contact support. Your region is listed in the top-right corner, under the login button, of the AdVenturer Search Engine.
  • Updated FAQ with more questions and answers.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.0.3.0

  • Added 'Beta' database region for people with indeterminate IP addresses. This will be used to gauge the accuracy of the Geolocate database used by AdPtz.
    NOTE: This region will not likely be supported when the system goes live. If you see 'Beta' as your region, please contact support. Your region is listed in the top-right corner, under the login button, of the AdVenturer Search Engine.
  • Cash outs will now convert your point balance to CAD funds, before doing a cash out in Canada. The exchange fee is 2% less than PayPal, and should save you money, if you have a Canadian funds balance at PayPal. If you do not have an account in Canadian currency with PayPal, and you live in Canada, it is recommended you add it now.
  • International and US AdVenturers will continue to operate in US funds.
  • Significantly improved the accounting system for audit purposes.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.3.0

  • Added 'Beta Promoter' database region for people with indeterminate IP addresses. This will be used to gauge the accuracy of the Geolocate database used by AdPtz.
    NOTE: This region will not likely be supported when the system goes live. If you see 'Beta' as your region, please contact support. Your region is listed in the top-right corner, under the login button, of the AdVenturer Search Engine.
  • Credit purchases from Canadian residents now convert to CAD, at a an exchange rate 2% less than PayPal's, before being directed to PayPal for the purchase. This will save Canadian Promoters who operate using Canadian currencies. It is recommended that if you are located in Canada, that you use a Canadian funds based PayPal account, or credit card to purchase credits.
  • Exchange rates are reloaded intermittently throughout the day. Since 1 point is defined as $0.01, the price for point credit purchases may fluctuate slightly for Canadian Promoters.
  • Significantly improved the accounting system for audit purposes.

Point Processor

Version 0.0.2.0

  • Added 'Promoter' database region for people with indeterminate IP addresses. This will be used to gauge the accuracy of the Geolocate database used by AdPtz.
    NOTE: This region will not likely be supported when the system goes live. If you see 'Beta' as your region, please contact support. Your region is listed in the top-right corner, under the login button, of the AdVenturer Search Engine.

Audit System

Version 0.0.3.0

  • Audit now tracks US and Canadian currency balances and purchases in separate table.
  • Significantly improved the accounting system for audit purposes.

Data Schemas

AdVenturer 0.0.3.0

Control 0.0.3.0

Promoter 0.0.3.0

Apr 1, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.2.1

  • Fixed issue that would generate an error when flagging websites as having a bad link, button or mobile
  • Ran tests in Safari

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.2.1

  • Added restriction on buttons per active domain to be limited to 1

Audit System

Version 0.0.2.1

  • Added columns for promotional bonus points and credits given by the AdPtz system

Data Schemas

AdVenturer 0.0.2.1

Control 0.0.2.1

Mar 25, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.2.0

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.0.2.0

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.2.0

Point Processor

Version 0.0.2.0

Audit System

Version 0.0.2.0

Data Schemas

AdVenturer 0.0.2.0

Control 0.0.2.0

Feb 26, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.1.0

  • Upgraded system technologies to be fully compliant with the TLS 1.2 security requirements of the digital payment industry.
  • Added browser support list section to the FAQ section

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.0.1.0

  • Upgraded system technologies to be fully compliant with the TLS 1.2 security requirements of the digital payment industry.
  • Added password strength requirement when setting or re-setting your password
  • Activating an account in a new region now automatically deactivates it in the old region. Balances still do not transfer.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.1.0

  • Upgraded system technologies to be fully compliant with the TLS 1.2 security requirements of the digital payment industry.
  • Added password strength requirement when setting or re-setting your password

Point Processor

Version 0.0.1.0

  • Upgraded system technologies to be fully compliant with the TLS 1.2 security requirements of the digital payment industry.

Audit System

Version 0.0.1.0

  • Upgraded system technologies to be fully compliant with the TLS 1.2 security requirements of the digital payment industry.

Feb 5, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.0.5

  • Improved keyword searchability of AdPtz
  • Added live chat support. Mon-Fri 11am-4pm.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.0.5

  • Added information on new toll-free support line. Mon-Fri 11am-4pm.
  • Added live chat support. Mon-Fri 11am-4pm.

Point Processor

Version 0.0.0.5

  • Improved keyword searchability of AdPtz

Jan 28, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.0.4

  • Added 'Interests' feature to better match websites to AdVenturers interests.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.0.0.4

  • Added 'Interests' feature so you will see websites that are more relevant.
  • Note that Interests works the same as other volunteered options as as specifying age or gender. If you choose not to specify any interests, you will simply not see any websites that require you to have these interests.
  • You choose your interests from your account Info screen.
  • You may choose up to 8 interests.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.0.4

  • Added 'Interests' feature to the Button Editor component, under the 'Targeting' tab.
  • This feature is only available to Professional or Corporate level accounts.
  • The Interests targeting option will only allow people who have chosen to see your website. You may choose up to 30 interests.
  • Note that AdVenturers without an interest specified, or who have different interests, will not see your website on the list. Thus, it will slow down the rate at which you see visitors.
  • It is recommended to offer over 25 points when targeting specific interests, depending how many interests you have specified.
  • Altered the layout of the Button Editor screen to break the various button options into different tabs.
  • Added a greeting email sent when you first login to the Promoter portal, to explain how to get started as a Promoter.

Point Processor

Version 0.0.0.4

  • All demographic targeting is now enforced when collecting a point. Previously, only location was enforced. Now, you must meet the age, household income, gender or interests requirements of the button to earn the point.
  • Fixed an issue with buttons showing point values in Internet Explorer.

Audit System

Version 0.0.0.2

  • Fixed issue whereby incomplete transactions would not properly be rejected after 24 hours.

Data Schemas

AdVenturer 0.0.0.3

Promoter 0.0.0.3

Jan 23, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.0.3

  • 'Expires On' buttons were becoming unsearchable a day sooner than expected. They now are valid on the expiry date too.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.0.0.3

  • Added improved back end logging.

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.0.3

  • The term Invoice ID has been standardized to match the term found in your PayPal purchase records with the email notification you get when making a purchase.

Point Processor

Version 0.0.0.3

  • There is now 10% chance that when clicking a valid button on a website, that you will be prompted to solve a CAPTCHA problem.
  • You must click OK after solving the CAPTCHA before you can collect points on any website.
  • Back end logging of suspicious activity, such as a script attack, has been enhanced, to assist with law enforcement.

Data Schemas

AdVenturer 0.0.0.2

Promoter 0.0.0.2

Jan 15, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.0.2

  • Converted system to require https

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.0.0.2

  • Converted system to require https
  • PayPal live servers now in effect
  • Minimum cash out changed to 5000 points, up from 2000 points
  • Gold level AdVenturer account now limited to 1500 points, down from 2000 points

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.0.2

  • Converted system to require https
  • PayPal live servers now in effect
  • Purchasing credits or an account upgrade now sends an email with details, and a clearer 'success' message upon successful payment, as per PayPal guidelines.

Point Processor

Version 0.0.0.2

  • Converted system to require https

Jan 11, 2016

AdPtz Home

Version 0.0.0.1

  • Initial public release.

AdPtz AdVenturer Portal

Version 0.0.0.1

  • Initial public release
  • Not using real money yet

AdPtz Promoter Portal

Version 0.0.0.1

  • Initial public release
  • Not using real money yet

Point Processor

Version 0.0.0.1

  • Initial public release

Audit System

Version 0.0.0.1

  • Initial public release

Data Schemas

Control 0.0.0.1

AdVenturer 0.0.0.1

Promoter 0.0.0.1