Things are coming along nicely on the yet-to-be-named application that I’ve been spending a bit of spare time on. Nicely enough, in fact, that we’re entering a private alpha phase after this weekend. So I figured it was time to share and get some thoughts on some of the more broad bits:
What does it do?
Well, in a nutshell, I’m hoping to simplify the way you monitor what the internet is saying about your sites, your brand, and yourself. As new communication mediums have evolved, simply googling yourself isn’t enough these days. At the same time, I’ve discovered a level of frustration with statistics tracking solutions that make it difficult to keep your finger on the pulse of your site. Without going into too much detail just yet, this is the problem I’m hoping to relieve, at least slightly. And having used the app for a few weeks now solo, I’m finding it to be a solid solution and good companion to my previous methods—at least for my day to day needs.
Unfortunately, yes, I’ve been working with it on a particular domain and using what stood out at me on the first go around. That said I’m all ears to any suggestions any of you may have; hopefully the first paragraph was enough description, but if not maybe that’s a good thing. I’m a fan of random ideas.
So there you have it, the smallest of smallest tidbits I suppose, but I’ll be posting updates more frequently now that things are rolling along; as well as trying to make time for an article or two.