FurrTrax is a new furry social network
FurrTrax is a mobile app, social networking site and collaboration system to help members of the furry fandom organize, plan events, make friends and find other furries in their local areas or with simular interests.
Key features include public and private chatrooms, including video chatrooms, a public shoutbox, webmail hosting, heavily customizable user profiles, with user manageable comments walls and user image gallery and file sharing, GPS distances of members (but not actual pinpoints), event posting and planning, singles and dating, private messaging, image galleries, a section for authors and their stories, including fiction and non-fiction, user forums, a classified section, a user to user store, groups pages with group walls and status updates and notification. Instant messaging is not yet available but is coming soon.
FurrTrax is not a paysite, or a subscription site, and does not require any purchase of any kind to use all of the sites sections. There is however a Donator Rank which offers some basic bonuses including choice of name color, colored chat text, the ability to add background images to profiles, attach extra profile pictures over the default of 10, embed YouTube videos on profile and access the rich profile editor tool. The minimum donation is one dollar. All features not listed here are given to basic members by default.
The FurrTrax mobile site is also in transition to a new Jquery mobile theme, so some pages may not match the look of others. This is temporary.
The FurrTrax System was built in its entirety by DarkXander, a member of the fandom from Phoenix, Arizona, on Linux using PHP, Java, and MySQL. All PHP programming was written from scratch in Linux G-Edit similar to Windows Notepad. FurrTrax does not use or rely on any third party frameworks, CMS systems or libraries.
FurrTrax has also been built with a strong concern for its security, is a full CloudFlare Pro Site, and has been heavily tested for security flaws via SSL security test, automated exploit scans, Securi test and Web Inspector. FurrTrax also has its own custom built in detection engine for SQL injections and XSS attempts with an ever growing list of patterns it can detect and defend against in a completely automated fasion.
DarkXander is a corporate network engineer, Linux system administrator, Linux programmer, and has a background in security auditing, Cisco CCNA and SQL, with experience in both government and private sector IT operations and management.