Change Log

Here I will post some of the changes I already made.. Some of them are related to pages, other to posts. The website went into many transitions since it started in 2012 till this date, and its growing up, so I thought that keeping a track of whatever is happening would be a nice idea 🙂

Here is a rough change log:

    • 27/07/2017
      • Added new courses to ADU Previous Exams & ‘other’ places.
      • Updated Qurtoba App Pro! – v1.21
        • Added: ADU Previous Exams
        • Updated: Ajman University Logo
        • Some Enhancements & Bug Fixing
    • 08/04/2017
    • 06/04/2017
    • 03/04/2017
    • 25/03/2017
    • 24/03/2017
    • 21/03/2017
    • 20/03/2017
      • Updated AUST Previous Exams & UOS Previous Exams.
        • Added a “Status” field which will show a “New!” comment for each file uploaded in less than 60 days.
      • Updated Qurtoba Pro! v1.1
        • Added: Material Counters for Courses! The app will show how many materials are available for each course!
        • Added: “New” indicator! The app will automatically show if there are materials uploaded in less than 60 days!
    • 19/03/2017
      • Updated Qurtoba App – v1.4
        • Now dedicated to only show whats currently available in Previous Exams
        • Calculate GPA
        • All the rest features.
    • 18/03/2017
      • Published the Pro! version of Qurtoba App, this to insure the running & operation of the website & to cover the website cast. The app is complementary, however purchasing the app will help us keep up and running 🙂
      • Qurtoba Pro! v1.0
        • Initial Release
    • 17/03/2017
    • 16/03/2017
    • 14/03/2017
    • 12/03/2017
      • Added a section to support Qurtoba at the homepage
    • 11/03/2017
      • A brand new Homepage..!
      • Added share buttons for all posts and pages..!
      • Fixed the main slider at homepage.
      • Fixed main navigation bar! “yay!”
    • 19/02/2017
    • 19/01/2017
      • Updated the slider, now it finally works (with a workaround, still needs some enhancement)
    • 26/11/2016
      • A lot happened since the update, but it all went behind the scene. Here is a rough list of what has been done so far:
        • The website went down for a couple of days, thats because the server told us that were were using a lot of the shared host resources, then after some careful investigation we realized that the website was being accessed by some malware. As a result: we enforced some security measurements and removed most of the malicious codes that were running behind the scene
        • We updated everything, to insure the security of the website.
        • A generous donor donated a Virtual Private Server for Qurtoba, where we are in process to move everything to that solid platform, and this will take a while.
        • And some more.
      • We will keep a close track for the website until we are sure that its 100% safe to leave it behind the scene. Stay tuned
    • 16/10/2016
      • Removed everything related to AUS from Qurtoba.net based on an email recieved from the AUS administration authorities, we will try our best to contact the AUS authorities and bring AUS back to Qurtoba, meanwhile the following pages has been changed due to recent events:
        • Home Page: Removed AUS.
        • Online GPA Calculator.
        • AUS Previous Exams: Removed all materials.
        • Change University: Removed AUS.
    • 13/09/2016
      • After 3 days of continues working, Qurtoba has moved to a faster, more reliable server. This will insure that the server is up and running, as well as maintaining the website speed towards all traffic.
    • 20/07/2016
      • Updated: Home Page..! now includes a pie chart that shows how many materials are then in Qurtoba..!!!
    • 17/07/2016
      • Added: 12 new Courses, 91 Midterms, 10 Finals, 83 Quizzes,  and 8 Others to UOS Previous Exams
    • 09/07/2016
      • Fixed: Online Exams for Linear Algebra, as matrices were not shown in a correct format.
    • 08/07/2016
      • Website went down for a decent amount of time [more than 12 hours]. The reason of that will be explained in details once I change the host, because, well, I had enough..
      • Fixed every single page. And website is up and running again.. It took me a hell of 1 day to fix it up.. So welcome back Qurtoba..!
    • 06/07/2016
      • Added “Download Mobile App” message for all Android users (which will appear for Android users, not for anyone else) in the following pages:
        • Select University.
        • AUS Previous Exams.
        • AUST Previous Exams.
        • UOS Previous Exams.
    • 05/07/2016
    • 30/06/2016
    • 27/06/2016
      • Added: 5 Courses, 25 Midterms, 2 Finals, 34 Quizzes, 4 Review Sheets, and 3 Other Materials to  AUS Previous Exams
    • 26/06/2016
      • Edit: AUS Previous Exams top comment
      • Edit: Home page slider, now includes the mobile app with AUS snapshot
    • 25/06/2016
    • 24/06/2016
      • Updated Qurtoba App to V1.4:
        • Added AUS Previous Exams.
        • Changed “Open in Qurtoba” to “Open in Website”.
    • 23/06/2016
      • AUS has joined Qurtoba..!!!
    • 02/03/2016
    • 01/03/2016
      • Updated Qurtoba App to V1.3:
        • Added (File Size) for all AUST and UOS files
        • Added “Open in Qurtoba” droplist for all university courses to open a course in Qurtoba Website.
    • 29/02/2016 — Its a leap year, once in 4 years, so .. UPDATE !! xD
      • Edit: UOS Previous Exams – Now it includes the file size in Bytes, will enhance afterwards.
      • Edit: AUST Previous Exams  – Now it includes the file size in Bytes, will enhance afterwards.
      • Added: Admin File Size addition for both universities (its as a batch file to auto generate the file size and store them in the database)
    • 21/02/2016
    • 20/02/2016
    • 13/02/2016
      • Changed the mechanism of UOS Upload Page, now it has MORE validations, and the user can directly upload the courses without the need of any permission!
      • Added “Uploaded By” to reflect the user uploading material in UOS Previous Exams
    • 15/11/2015
      • Added: 8 New Courses, 32 Midterms, 11 Finals, 26 Quizzes, and 17 Other Materials to UOS Previous Exams page
    • 06/11/2015
      • Removed the download counter for some security reasons.
      • Fixed Random Signal Theory broken links in UOS Previous Exams page.
      • Fixed EasyA broken link in Change Log page.
      • Enhanced the website browsing speed experience.
    • 20/10/2015
      • Changed the homepage layout [Slider and main navigation menu]
      • Added: 4 new Midterms, 6 Quizzes, and 1 Practice for UOS Previous Exams page.
    • 16/09/2015
    • 18/08/2015
      • Added: 3 New Courses (Medical Microbiology, Histology, and Organic Chemistry for Health Science),  3 Midterms, 4 Quizzes, and 1 Test Bank to UOS Previous Exams
    • 17/08/2015
      • Updated Qurtoba App to V1.2:
        • Fixed a bug in GPA Calculator action bar.
        • Attempt to fix credits logo for tablet view.
        • Added: Tic Tac Toe game..!, with 1 and 2 players modes..!
      • Updated: Main Slide in Homepage.
      • Database Enhancement.
    • 09/08/2015
      • Updated Qurtoba App to V1.1:
        • Changed the GPA Calculator icon in Main Menu.
        • Added some GPA validation rules.
        • Enhanced all images in Main Menu, now they don’t look much pixalized
        • Corrected the main logo in About section
        • Corrected [Summary] and [Cumulative] in GPA Calculator (spelling mistake).
        • Added: Select number of courses for GPA calculator, now extra unwanted fields will never be shown!
        • Added: Fully functional search feature in UOS and AUST previous exams.
        • Added: Easter Egg Credits..!
    • 31/07/2015
      • Added 157 online questions to Biochemistry online exams..!
      • Published Qurtoba Android App in Google Play..! , The app lets you
        • Calculate your CGPA and Semester GPA on the spot.
        • Query and display the courses available in the website for AUST and UOS Universities in a nice way.
        • Query and display the materials available for that course along with its extension, and lets you download the required material.
      • Updated Main Slides in Homepage to reflect the availability of Qurtoba App.
    • 13/07/2015
    • 09/07/2015
      • Fixed: Main Page [fixed a counter error]
      • Fixed: Some broken links in UOS Previous Exams
      • Added:  7 New courses, 63 Midterms, 55 Finals, 16 Quizzes, and 22 other materials to UOS Previous Exams page.
    • 06/07/2015
      • Updated: Main Slides in Homepage
    • 04/07/2015
      • Added:  6 New courses, 40 Midterms, 6 Finals, 36 Quizzes, and 13 other materials to UOS Previous Exams page.
      • Added:  4 New Courses, 6 Midterms, 1 Finals, 1 Quizzes, 3 First, and 3 Others to AUST Previous Exams page
    • 08/06/2015
      • Updated: Home Page
    • 07/06/2015
      • Updated: UOS Upload page, added support for .RAR and .ZIP uploads.
      • Updated: Select University page.
      • Added: ADU Previous Exams (Abu Dhabi University) page..! its still in BETA stage, hopefully student will contribute.
      • Added: 1 Midterm, 2 Class Works, and 2 Quizzes to ADU Previous Exams
      • Added: 1 Final, 1 Test Bank, and 3 Midterms to UOS Previous Exams [Thanks Student123, Al-emprator, and Yasmine ..!!!]
    •  05/06/2015
      • Added a new page “AUST Upload Page” for Ajman University of Science and Technology students to upload their exams!.
      • Updated: AUST Previous Exams page, added a link to upload files.
    • 31/05/2015
      • Added a brief description on how to upload a new file to Qurtoba in Upload Files page.
    • 27/05/2015
    • 21/05/2015
      • Fixed broken database.
      • Updated: About Me page.
    • 13/04/2015
      • Fixed: A couple of broken links in UOS Previous Exams.
      • Changed: The Top Uploaders page, now uploaders are sorted by the number of files uplaoded per user.
    • 11/04/2015
      • Added: 2 New Courses, 1 Final, 9 Midterms, 1 Quiz, and 1 Assignment to UOS Previous Exams. [Thanks Anhar.95, selfester, and Student123..!!!]
    • 22/02/2015
      • Fixed a couple of critical errors in Upload Files page, now it should work as it meant to..!!
      • Changed the layout of Qurtoba, from boxed view to full view
      • Reset the number of downloads in UOS Previous Exams to Zeros.
    • 07/02/2015
    • 06/02/2015
    • 23/01/2015
      • Added: Top Uploaders.! This page is to show our acknowledgement for all students who took their time uploading exam materials to Qurtoba
      • Fixed: Select Course in Upload Files page [Thanks ali!].
      • Added: feature to upload DOCX and DOC files.
      • Added: 2 Midterm1, 1 Midterm2, and 1 Quiz to UOS Previous Exams, [Thanks ali.sufian & urahara45!]
      • Changed: Main top menu, to reflect the newly added Top Uploaders page
    • 07/01/2015
      • Added: Upload Files page, where users can upload any material they have for a course, so it will be easier to expand Qurtoba’s database with students help..!!
      • Changed: Main top menu, to reflect the newly added Upload File page
    • 09/12/2014
    • 02/12/2014
      • Fixed: a couple of broken links in UOS Previous Exams [Thanks Fahad..!]
      • Added: No. of downloads for each subject in UOS Previous Exams
      • Changed: separated main database from materials and questions database everywhere.
    • 24/10/2014
    • 21/10/2014
    • 28/09/2014
    • 26/09/2014
      • After more than 10 hours of intensive research and trial and errors, I finally figured out how to store mathematical and chemical equations into database and retrieve them..!!! The result is remarkable, to see it, head on to Linear Algebra Online Exam  and see it yourself!!
      • Added: 1 New Courses, 14 New Questions to Online Exams.
      • Edited:Online Exams page error while displaying the correct number of right and wrong answers for mathematical and chemical equations
    • 24/09/2014
      • Added: When a student search for a course in UOS Previous Exams, the page will show him a button if there are available online questions in Online Exams page.
      • Added: 3 New Courses, 58 New Questions to Online Exams.
    • 22/09/2014
      • Created a new page for an Online Exams, where students can test their knowledge in various subjects, and after he submits the answer, a report will show him how many correct and wrong answers he had, and what are they.!.
      • Added: 6 New Courses, 72 New Questions to Online Exams.
      • Removed: Home Page, number of registered users.
      • Edit: Removed number of registered users and added number of available online questions.
    • 14/09/2014
      • Added: 6 New Courses, 19 Midterms, 19 Finals, 6 Quizzes, and 5 Other Materials to UOS Previous Exams page.
    • 25/05/2014
    • 20/04/2014
      • Fixed: An error in Home Page and AUST Previous Exams page which causes a wrong count of seconds materials to appear instead of the real number.
      • Removed: Authentication process in AUST Previous Exams for some reasons.
      • Added: 3 New Courses, 2 Midterms, 2 Finals, 5 First’s, 2 Seconds, 10 Quizzes, and 9 Others to AUST Previous Exams page.
    • 09/03/2014
    • 08/03/2014
      • Changed the content of the homepage to reflect number of available courses in AUST and UOS previous exam pages, also to reflect number of registered users for AUST page.
    • 07/03/2014
      • Added a new authentication process for AUST Previous Exams page because of students concerns,  only users with valid @aust.ae email address can register and view the page.
      • Added a new post [AUST Registration Process] on how to register and view the AUST Previous Exams page
    • 04/03/2014
    • 03/03/2014
    • 02/03/2014
      • Fixed couple of broken links in AUST Previous Exams page.
      • Added: Select University page for previous exams.
      • Changed the front slide, since the website contains both AUST and UOS Previous exams.
    • 01/03/2014
    • 27/02/2014
      • This is the biggest update that happened to Qurtoba so far. Changed the whole layout to a newly fresh-dynamic one.. here is a short list of what have been changed:
        • Home Page: A newly designed homepage, with a slideshow, testimonies, short change-log, small statistics, and many more.
        • UOS Solution Manual: Changed the layout, Click Here button, and added dynamic numbers for the materials statistics.
        • Online GPA Calculator: Better layout, enhanced buttons, better everything..!
        • Top Menu: A while redesign for that, the field Blog and Study Materials contains sub-menus.
        • And much more..!
    • 17/02/2014
    • 21/01/2014
    • 15/01/2014
      • Removed the ability to comment using facebook profile as it proved to be useless, and improved the normal comment box experience.
      • Added: 4 new courses, 6 Finals, and 8 Midterms to UOS Solution Manual page.
    • 29/12/2013
      • Added the ability to comment using facebook profile.
    • 26/11/2013
    • 25/11/2013
      • Added Study Plans page, this page tries to help the student with organizing his schedule for future semesters, and gives him an overview of what he should take. Currently there are only two majors available, but more will be added soon nshalla
    • 24/11/2013
    • 23/11/2013
    • 20/11/2013
    • 19/11/2013
    • 18/11/2013
    • 17/11/2013
      • Problem still persists, but having (proxy1.emirates.net.ae) with port (8080) temporary solved the issue, technical support asked me to wait for 48 hours since DNS server takes that time to get updated.
    • 16/11/2013
      • Bought a host [YES..!], and faced some technical difficulties, the website is viewed through all countries except UAE.
    • 06/11/2013
      • Added: Change Log page, to keep track for recent Qurtoba updates.
      • Added: 17 New Courses, 31 Midterms, 20 Finals, 1 Homeworks, 28 Quiziz, 4 Other Materials to UOS Previous Exams page.

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      I dont have any student from Health Science or science collage “in general” who contributed with their materials, although Qurtoba opened the door for everyone through an online upload page –> http://www.qurtoba.net/upload-files/ 🙂

      But I’ll try my best to bring some materials from there nshalla, and don’t hesitate to upload some materials if you have 😀

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