Nothing as complex or inventive as the other projects here, but it's all that I'm working on at the moment.
Any gameplay vids? Demos?
What are you deving in? What platforms do you hope to release for?
I'm making it in Lua/Love2d and I'll be releasing it for Windows/OS X/Linux. Love apparently works on Android as well, so I'll see if I can port it to that after I finish it.
Also I love how the traffic light seems to have eyes. Pretty creepy.
And yeah, every object in this universe serves as a sentient surveillance device.
In particular this week, I've been working on solidifying the quantification side of the app (see the first two screenshots) - i.e. making day-to-day productivity (and lack of productivity!) towards big goals something that's measurable and the user can be held accountable for as they look back over past performance.
I've added more of an explanation to the imgur captions.
The site's currently in a launched-but-heavy-iterating stage at https://nachapp.com
I like how as a new user, you get to start 'simply' (no trackers or readings or due dates or targets) and the UI is not overwhelming and add those things as/when you need them.
The dexterity of the application is not obvious when you see /use it for the first time (I think this is a 'good' thing in that you have managed to successfully keep the UI 'simple' while providing all the bells and whistles for when needed)
Great job, keep it up, this looks helpful and I'll probably be using it.
Could I ask why you'd have hoped for open source? If it's any consolation, I'm making the API completely open, and I'd have no problem with custom clients. In fact, I may even consider open-sourcing the default web-app client. But as for running it as a SaaS rather than distributing the whole thing as open source, I feel like the whole project will have a brighter future if it's set up in a sustainable way like this, and subscription fees can be invested back into the product, towards marketing, development, scaling etc.
In lieu of all of that, I'd like to be able to export my data at a minimum. It sounds like the API would let me do that though.
One small, unrelated suggestion: set up something like UserVoice to take bug reports and other feedback from users. I may have missed an existing feedback channel if it exists.
Thanks for all your hard work on this. It's one of the best products I've used in a while.
Yes, good point - it's just a single contact form at the moment, probably time for an upgrade.
Re caring about making a great product, that's alright haha. I used to be a money chasing developer, but I had a bit of an epiphany, and realised that trying to help others improve their lives means a lot more to me than spending my life acquiring and hoarding possessions and wealth!
I filed a little bug report with a few issues I spotted, but nothing breaking. I hope you get enough traffic to make it worth more of your time. Thanks.
I have had some time off this week so decided to work on something a bit different. I have been working on a concept fuzzing framework for security testing. In the screenshot you can see some of the files produced by it - The bottom right is the configuration used to generate the file format (for this case Bitmap, although I have tested a few others like WAV)
Bottom left is a bitmap produced with no defects. The top shot is a bitmaps produced with some random changes - you can see the green bitmap is now corrupted due to a change somewhere in the format.
I'm using it right now to search through a year's worth of HN "Who's hiring" threads and starring places that I want to work at / hiding those that match criteria that I don't want.
Pretty soon I'll be adding the "application management" piece to it so that I can start to track my applications, correspondences, phone screens, etc.
Backbone.js frontend powered by a Rails API with MongoDB as the datastore. Wanna hire me? email@example.com
It does workout, nutrition, and body measurement tracking and I'm in the midst of deploying the routines and meta-routines - https://thesquatrack.com/soon over the next few weeks.
* Better search result info - http://i.imgur.com/RassIwF.png
* Flexible nutrition goals - http://i.imgur.com/8dabrHg.png
* Some meal fast logging - http://i.imgur.com/PdOBm0U.png
* Improved the dashboard a bit - http://i.imgur.com/hbs8ZTS.png
I'm not a UI/UX or business person, but I love code, so as long as it's functional, I'm happy.
100% solo founder and 100% bootstrapped ... it's been a heck of a fun journey :-)
Best 5 bucks a month I spend.
I should also say that your site is one of the few startups that I've seen that doesn't completely neglect security. Not sure if it's just part of your framework (symfony?), but I rarely look at startups sites that I can't break in less than a minute.
I signed up for your mailing list. I especially like the ability to see moving averages. Up until now, I have been using spreadsheets for this kind of thing. That works fine for charting, but not much else.
Historical archives! http://i.imgur.com/RsB99dN.png that's one thing that's always kept me off of services, not being able to export my workouts, so I made sure you can do it in CSV, Markdown, and bbCode (individual, date ranges, and all workouts).
If you want to give it a whirl here's an invite code w/o needing to wait - https://thesquatrack.com/register?c=nn5z3za84d
It's around 70% done. The hard parts: creating the posters from comments (imagemagick) and creating a product page (zazzle api) are both done.
Now i'm just working on getting a rabbitmq cluster up and running so that it can process multiple comments at once.
Also working on the design of the the items because right now it's pretty bland with just b/w text.
Here's a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/8SOMHBl.jpg
Also here's a better screenshot of what a poster might look like: http://imgur.com/YMGwlCo
Screenshots here: http://imgur.com/a/uw8I1#0
One thing I have really enjoyed in this app is having built something in an industry which I have 0 knowledge and almost 0 interest. (fashion, beauty, health). I believe it's allowed me to build much more effectively and detach many of the emotions from building and any preconceived ideas about a particular industry. I normally work in front-end and because I'm looking for a job now I've seen a lot of employers give me a stink eye when I dont have experience in a particular industry or even an interest. I think it's odd and I can see their concerns but I also sometimes like to point out that I can also add to the team something nobody else can, a fresh perspective.
In order to stay motivated I have found inspiration not through the industry and the space itself, but through efficiency and learning new tools that power this website. One of the things I'm most proud is a prototype of a client side feature in which I'll be allowing users to create 'hotspots' anywhere in the image they upload. A typical use-case would be for a user to create a hotspot over a particular item of clothing or accessory and reference a referral link to that product. I've also re-created this hotspot feature in mobile and in videos on top of the Youtube API.
I just finished my portfolio website http://grant.cm
Main view when paused:
Main view when reading:
If you don't know what Spritz is, it's a technology / service to let you read more efficiently, by displaying each word in the same place. Your eyes don't need to scan to find the next word, and most people can increase their reading speeds by a lot because of this. Many dyslexics find reading with Spritz far more comfortable than reading printed text. I'm not going to argue it's use for reading in ranges upwards of 1000 wpm, but I do think it's comfortable and usable for general reading (300 - 400 wpm personally).
Features already integrated:
- Change the speed as you're reading with a slider. Most Spritz applications don't have this, and it's a shame.
- Pause, play, jump back a few words.
Things left to do:
- EPUB & MOBI support. Shouldn't be too hard. Currently it just reads TXT documents.
- Add Books. From URL initially, next step will be GDrive + Dropbox.
- Bookmarks. Very easy to do with .txt documents, maybe a bit different for e-book formats.
I just started, and I'm scraping JSON play-by-play data. This is my first experience with databases, so hopefully it works out well.
The CRM webapp I'm working on with the basic features I think such a system should have :
- Customers, suppliers and leads management.
- Tasks (billable time tracking)
- Opportunities, Quotes, invoices, credit notes and purchases
- Expenses (rebillable)
- Products and services with inventory and moving average costs
- customer dedicated page
We have invested a lot of time and effort into making the app fast. Our mantra from the very beginning was that speed was going to be a keystone feature for our app. The fluidity of scrolling in our views was one of the main things we focused on. We wrote test code that continuously scrolls our views up and down while we profile it. We are utilizing Path's FastImageCache along with a lot of other caching to get the performance levels that we wanted.
We are considering writing a new backend for our client app so we can launch a similar app for XBMC as well.
I'm working on a command line spreadsheet app. Screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/snyBhYH.png
It's amazing what a nice bunch my customers are. Out of 500 subscribers already 70 have volunteered their time to answer the question set that I just sent out. For typical ecommerce emails, 14% might be the number of people who open an email, but here they not only opened, but clicked through some obscure link on the bottom and spent time answering a long questionnaire for me.
I haven't collected the answers yet, but here are the questions.
- Why they subscribed
- Who will eat the candies?
- Do they have kids?
- Are they into anime?
- Have they been to Japan?
- What are their hobbies?
Also included some that might help with online advertising:
- Education level
- Social networks they use
- Other websites they visit (5 people mentioned Hacker News)
I'm thinking of writing up a blog post describing what I learned, will post it later.
Here's my local dev setup:
New backend uses node and grunt along with the shopify theme manager. I can develop locally and keep it in git. Grunt watches the changes and the shopify theme manager uploads the new files. So I'm able to develop locally with haml and sass and deploy to my Shopify store as I work.
Also using https://github.com/toolsforliving/foundationify to integrate Foundation with Shopify. It's a good setup for anyone that needs to make an e-commerce site.
After receiving great feedback from a show HN, we are glad to have been able to implement almost all of the suggestions we received from HN.
Designed to be easy to navigate with the keyboard and replace the spreadsheets I normally use on projects.
If anyone out there needs something like this please shoot me an email. Planning on launching a V1 this weekend.
(written with spring mvc for the server side, angularjs for the client side, use websocket/socks.js).
Will be available as a open source project.
- it has a flexible tagging system which combined with the search can provide some nice filtering views (on the board view the filtering is done client side and it's applied in real time on new or updated content)
- use of github flavored markdown for comments and description (and code highlight)
- multiple login are supported (at the moment we have oauth2 for google/github/bitbucket, mozilla persona, ldap)
- support for categorizing the tickets in milestones (and a dedicated milestones view)
- a permission system which is quite fine grained
- it's not a SaaS
For the purpose of surprise, I'll just leave the screenshot here: http://i.imgur.com/PP4LN2J.jpg
The prototype is ready and it does what it's supposed to, but it's not ready to be released yet. If you'd like to know when it's ready, you can join my (new) email list: http://eepurl.com/SRIPT
C'mon, what does it do? :)
EDIT: Hint - it makes music discovery easier and less time-consuming.
Currently working on a project known as Senescere, latin for 'to grow old'. Before working in HVAC optimization, for grad school I was a research assistant to a face recognition laboratory that specialized in digitally aging the face based on statistical data such as race/age/gender. Recently, our system was used by Allure magazine to get the opinions of plastic surgery from college-aged women; we're looking to piggy back the exposure with a web app that you can use to see how you age.
Right now, I have a base front-end built up, though we are tweaking to think of better wording.
Front-end Top Portion (Image from PlaceIt by Breezi)- http://imgur.com/50zZgs3
Front-end Second Portion - http://imgur.com/f48NGGF
After an image gets uploaded, we ask to point out the eyes and nose so we can align all 252 'landmark points' to the face through affine transformation. As of right now, I'm in the process of switching where the payment part comes into play. If someone uploads an image, it is added to their dashboard (where I am currently cleaning up).
Uploaded Face Labeling - http://imgur.com/JvtTcoB
User Dashboard - http://imgur.com/Rk95jTI
Affine Transformation - http://imgur.com/eBeVydI
Once everything is squared away, I'll be looking towards automating our aging process, since it currently is very 'hands on'. If we get enough traction through this, I'd like to branch out from the 'app' area into working with cosmetic companies to build something they can use to show makeup/aging creams without wasting product.
More and more of them are already using things like Square in their purchase processes, I imagine having an app on hand to transform clientele beforehand would be pretty enticing.
Payment-wise, I'm going with Stripe, but also going to be adding Paypal into the fold tomorrow.
I want to steer away from the app market since its already overwhelmed with AgeBooth and the like. We're marketing this as more than just slapping a Photoshop filter on your face (ala AgeBooth).
A competitor to Google Custom Search (yeah, I know) called ExtSearch. Right now there's just a lander at http://getcustomsearch.com/
I'm experimenting with SPI to transfer the addresses to the shift registers faster and as you can see by the serial output, it's not quite reliable yet. Debugging timing issues is tricky.
I'm also making a PCB. I plan on making it using toner transfer method once some blank PCBs arrive.
I'm busy adding splay tree support to OlegDB. The idea is to use them for searching/cursor iteration. If you haven't seen them before they're basically binary trees with the caveat that newly inserted elements are at the top of the tree. Of course, segfaults abound until I get it working...
 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Splay_tree
 - https://olegdb.org/
It's not as complex or innovative as other accounting systems and projects in here, but it's working out for the both of us and we're using it.
Trying to filter oDesk job postings using a naive Bayesian filter. Using method described in pg's A Plan for Spam.
How's it working out for you?
I think something along the lines of a knn classifier be pretty efficient at doing that. Anyhow, just a suggestion, I'll leave you alone now ;-)
I'm working on http://www.hackathonwatch.com It's a hackathon discovery site - it helps you discover new hackathons.
I've been working on it for several months, but did not really get a chance to add "watch/monitor" feature.
: optimize contractor work flow to increase my ROI
: adding "watch/monitor" feature
I've been working on a minimalistic game collection site with Flash and HTML5 games: http://playszone.com/
Why to play here?
- Big images that actually shows the real game at almost 1:1 scale;
- Social integration: when you like an item, like on facebook, share on facebook
or tweet about it, it will be stored on my server. (You have to be logged in
in order to work.)
- Why this is cool? - You have a feel of accomplishment as you will always try to do all the social tasks.
- Where exactly is this? - Everytime you play a game, you have a right navigation with
6 buttons. Those are the buttons.
(The only problem is the like button which takes a lot longer to get accounted)
- No ads, at least not in my site. The flash games and some html5 games comes bundled with ads (Any way to remove them?).
- Minimalist UI, which can be closed (Click on the 3 bars at top right of the page).
- Played games have an watermark (Only for logged in.).
- Main: http://playszone.com
- In game (flash) Road of Fury: http://playszone.com/games/id:5334632f8984d74232b8925d/road-...
- In game 2 (flash) The Peacekeeper: http://playszone.com/games/id:5339d19cc6af0b434c2dc9d2/the-p...
- In game (non-flash): http://playszone.com/games/id:5332e034775c56a02cc4a1cf/flapp...
- Submit game: http://playszone.com/submit-game
- Login or register: http://playszone.com/login-or-register
- Categories: http://playszone.com/games
- Manage games: http://playszone.com/manage-games
- Node.js + Express
- MongoDB + Mongoose
- Server side rendering with React.js
You had to tell a friend and he miss spelled?
the screenshot i'm posting is everybody's screenshots ^^
Learned a bit about font rendering and Java's awt packages.
Being used to play with parameters for an in-hub solar vehicle motor. The next step is integrating it with FEA-derived flux densities for higher accuracy.