AniBrain 1.4 - MAL/AL List Integration For Recommendations (FUTURE)???
- Created Algorithm To Get Recommendations For Multiple Media: Created algorithm to make recommendations using multiple media at once, instead of just a single one like the recommender page currently does.
AniBrain 1.3.1 - Improved Random Recommender Pages & Added Personalization EngineDecember 4, 2023
- Random Page Re-design: Updated random recommender pages based on user feedback. This include (but not limited to) adding random of the day, have pre-filtered random generators, and making the random page more engaging by usinga a roulette theme.
- Personalization Engine: Created a personalization engine to give users personalized recommendations on the landing page based on their actions on the site.
- Caching: Improved caching strategy to load recommendations for faster for users regardless of their origin location.
- Background Wallpaper Quality: Improved the quality of the background wallpapers on recommender pages by creating a desktop and mobile version.
- Update Codebase: Updated the codebase to allow for faster iteration of features in the future. This invloved a lot of breaking down components into smaller, more re-usable units.
AniBrain 1.3 - Manga, Light Novel, One Shot, & Random RecommendersApril 1, 2022
- New Recommender Pages: Added manga, light novel, & one shot recommendation engines/pages. Added a random recommendation engine/page.
- Adult Media: Users can now get recommendations for adult media. They must be signed in to do so.
- (Experimental) User-selected Recommendation Algorithm: Users can now change aspects of the underlying recommendation algorithm to better focus on the features of the requested media they care most about. This feature is currently in beta.
- More Filters: Added genre, community rating, and country of origin filters to all recommender pages.
- New Pages: Added an "About" and "Roadmap" page (found in the footer). Created manga/light novel/one shot specific pages for a bio of the media and listing out recommendations.
- Removed "AI-Ideas" Form: Removed the AI-Ideas form as the same information can be put in the feedback form under "feature request".
- Landing Page Redesign: Removed excess text from the landing page and made it more to direct to recommender pages.
- Recommender Pages Redesign: Styled search recommendation pages after Google/Bing.
AniBrain 1.2 - Frontend Migration and Improved StylingDecember 15, 2021
- User Accounts: Allow user's to create an account and save recommendations for later.
- Anime Specific Pages: Created anime specific pages for a bio of the anime and listing out recommendations.
- Filter Modal to Sidebar: Changed the filter modal to a sidebar.
- Improved Recommendation Card Design: Changed card design to be more appealing on mobile (slimmer) and more simplistic overall. Added hover effect to get a lot more information on the recommendations.
- Improved Recommendation Algorithm: Changed underlying recommendation algorithm for improved results.
- Improved UI: Made all hero backgrounds have the same blue gradient for a simpler site design. Removed wave design from hero image transition to content.
- Changed Frontend to Next.js: Migrated the application from pure React to Next.js for performance improvements.
AniBrain 1.1 - Site Theme ChangeOctober 1, 2021
- Added Form Pages: Added forms to get feedback, ideas, or collaborate from visitors.
- Added Title Preferences: Allow user to select the title (official, english, or native) to show on the recommended cards.
- Added Filters: Allow user to filter by anime format (TV, Movie, etc.) and the year they were released.
- Vote on Recommendations: Allow users to vote on whether a recommendation is good or not.
- Group Recommendations: Grouped recommended anime by their franchise to not get back a bunch of titles in the same series.
- Improved UI: Changed UI from a jellyfish theme to an anime theme and improved recommender cards.
AniBrain 1.0 - Initial AniBrain ReleaseJuly 26, 2021
- Anime Recommender: Added an anime recommender to search for an anime and get recommendations back.