Let's clean it up for the kids

Ok, day two of my blog (well technically it's day 3 since I skipped yesterday).

Some big news today, the 'rumor' sites were saying that a new iLife app, 'iWeb' is to be released at macworld next week. Depending on what Apple actually does it could be very, very bad for RapidWeaver

Let's take a look at the three scenarios, shall we?


  1. Apple puts out a doggy version 1.0 app that only works with .mac -> Possibly this is actually good for RW (get folks interested in the idea of their own web page but leave em wanting more)

  2. Apple puts out a decent app, (based on pages) and charges < $35 for it -> Probably this is the death of RW

  3. Apple puts out a decent app, bundles it with iLife -> This is the death of RW



Not too optimistic am I, only way RW survives in any meaningful way is if apple either doesn't do it or they flub it... Before we get in a panic let's see what they do next week.

Now on to a more fun topic. rapidflickr

The nice thing about how I did this app was the technology preview/beta has a ton of 'infrastracture' work complete meaning to add new features I just need to start 'hooking stuff up' in a fairly small way

For instance....

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Yes that's right... I have authenticated searches working... and they work great. Now you can create a photo page of any of your photos (public or private)

I'm also working on a bunch of new styles

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This (hopefully) won't be the Final ui... It's more of a playground right now for me but you can see what version 1.0 will look like.

Any comments or suggestions? let me know at loghound @ gmail dot com
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It's not half ass... It's whole ass!

Ok, I know it... I need a blog...

Truth be told I'm so busy on working on rapidflickr that I really haven't had time to things such as update the web page... make it look halfway decent, etc.

So it occurs to me tonight that even though this is a 'half ass' (no, no, it's really a whole ass) it probably makes sense to get SOMETHING out there as opposed to NOTHING... So this is what you are seeing...

First a thanks:

Let me start out by publicly thanking Isaiah Carew for all of the great help he's given me so far... My plugin development days would not be nearly as far along without his help..



Now on to an update

Let's talk about rapidflickr... So far the response has been quite nice, several hundred downloads but I've yet to receive an email about a problem or bug... I suppose my first public beta release was so bullet proof that no one has a problem or (just perhaps) people aren't using it?

I suppose upon reflection that the market for this plugin could be quite small. Basically the intersection of flickr users & rapidweaver users. I'm hopeful that with some of the new features in the works this plugin will increase that set of people.



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