Big news, friends. I am glad and overjoyed to announce: The brand new version of Chavah Messianic Radio is here!
This new version works better on mobile, has more awesome features, is more secure, faster, smoother, and no longer requires the now-defunct Persona service to sign in. Woo-freakin'-hoo!
Even though some features are still baking – hearts, chat, a revamped profile, and sharing, to name a few – I felt it was important to release Chavah v3 now. Chavah v2, built back in 2012, was showing its age, utilizing some now-obsolete technology. This new version is a complete rewrite with brand-spankin’ new tech for the modern web – oh yes!
How far we’ve come
Chavah has come a very long way, fine Kineti readers. And it all started right here on the Kineti blog. Back in February 2010, I built Chavah v1 and announced it right here on the blog:
That first version was pretty basic. It required a browser plugin (Silverlight) to run. It didn’t work on phones or tablets; mobile phones weren’t as big as they are today back in 2010. There was no sign-in, and while you could “like” songs, your likes wouldn’t travel with you to different devices.
Then in 2012 as mobile phones and tablets became ubiquitous, I rebuilt Chavah from the ground up with modern HTML5 web tech that enabled it to run on PCs, Macs, mobile phones and tablets.
Chavah v2, released in 2012. A revamped, more beautiful UI, new features, plus new web tech enabled it to run on mobile phones and tablets.
It’s been 4 years since I released Chavah v2. In those years, I’ve added more features, boatloads of new music – a over 1000 additional songs – and grew the Chavah music community, which now hosts over 3500 listeners.
And now, with Chavah v3, mobile is better, sign-in is better, HTTPS security, and new features and new music as icing on this sweet, sweet cake.
I really hope you guys enjoy the new version of Chavah Messianic Radio, the very best place for Messianic Jewish and Hebrew Roots music on the web.