Previously, when you finished playing a game and wanted to play that same game again, you had to reload the page. We had a “Start Over” button that helped you do this instead of manually triggering your browser, but the effect was the same. You had to transfer a bunch of data from the Match The Memory site again. This was a vestige of the very first version of the game that used some old technology.
Security has been a big deal on the web for the last few years, and systems like Let’s Encrypt have made it easy to make web sites secure. This week, we turned on HTTPS for all pages on Match The Memory. (Previously, only our purchase page was secure through PayPal.) Going to the old HTTP address will automatically redirect you to the new secure HTTPS page, where you’ll see the green padlock icon in your address bar.
What does this mean for you? Now you can be sure that when you play one of our matching games, or when you create a personalized matching game of your own, that nobody else is listening in on the conversation between your browser and our server. You can feel safe that nobody’s adding viruses or advertisements using Match The Memory as a back door into to your computer.
Have any questions or concerns about our security practices? Let us know in the comments, or hit us up on our contact page.
Yahoo has changed the way that we let users log into Match The Memory using their Yahoo identities. The upshot of this is that the next time you try to get into our system using Yahoo, you’ll have to go through Yahoo’s “do you want to give this app permission to see your profile?” screen again.
Behind the scenes, you may also end up with a new account on Match The Memory, since the way that Yahoo identifies you to us has changed. If that happens, we can help you move any games and images that you’d previously added to the site to your new account. Just hit us up on our contact form and we’ll take care of you. Let us know what email address was associated with your old account, and possibly the address or name of any games you had on that account. We’ll migrate those items to your new account.
We apologize for the inconvenience. We’ll do our best to make this transition as painless as possible.
We just replaced the old OpenID login system with a more modern oAuth-based system. We added a few new login options (yay, Facebook and Twitter!) and removed several others. For most people, this will be a seamless transition. You may get a new app authorization screen the first time you log in under the new system, but everything else should be updated automatically.
Match The Memory has been my baby for more than six months, and I’ve worked on it hundreds of hours during that time. I’m adding to it every day.
But I can’t do it alone. Mine is only one opinion, and I want to make the best memory matching game possible. That means I need your input. Let me know in the comments what you think could be done to make this a better web site.
I also need the input of your friends and family. Share the site with them (via email, blog, Facebook, Twitter, whatever!) and ask them to come check it out, and leave their mark on the site by contributing a great game and some feedback.
Together we can make this an awesome site!