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Go Spot Me!

A project in Medford, NY by Michael Battaglia

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Track and remember your location from your browser. See your current/saved locations on a map, get directions, and share with friends.
Backers: 11
Average Pledge Per Backer: $14

Funded: $157 of $10,000
Dates: Oct 25th -> Nov 24th (31 days)
Project By: Michael Battaglia
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Final Thoughts

November 24th - via: kickstarter.com
Friends, Here we are at the final hours of the Kickstarter Campaign for Go Spot Me! It has been a crazy 30 days and I have learned so much; not only from a technical stand point but from a marketing position. I can safely say that I have been... (Read More)

Web App vs. Mobile App

November 23rd - via: kickstarter.com
It is the final weekend of the project (only 32 hours left)!  I have been been rethinking the future of this project from time to time. Recently, I have stumbled onto Xamarin.  It is an IDE which uses Microsoft's C# language to create apps for... (Read More)

Getting over the cold

November 19th - via: kickstarter.com
Some of you may have noticed that I haven't done any work on the web application on the past few days and that is because I got the cold over the weekend.  I guess that is what happens when you have a 5 year old in school!  They share everything...... (Read More)

Hello Follow Slashdotters!

November 17th - via: kickstarter.com
With only 7 days left to this Kickstarter campaign, I finally decided to post an article to Slashdot.org To anyone that is not familiar with Slashdot, it is a news website that is dedicated to reporting any news and information related to technology.... (Read More)

Spreading the word!

November 14th - via: kickstarter.com
As you all may know that I don't have any ads on Go Spot Me! as this is one of the goals of this Kickstarter project. However, Kickstarter doesn't promote any of your projects.  So I decided after contacting a wide range of bloggers, news sites, and... (Read More)

Creating Shortcut for Web Apps

November 12th - via: kickstarter.com
Here is a cool tip: You can make a shortcut on your mobile device to launch web apps.  This works for both Android and iOS devices and will create an icon on the home screen. iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch: Launch the browser and go to www.gospotme.com.... (Read More)

Gingerbread Support

November 10th - via: kickstarter.com
As per one of my more supportive beta testers, Go Spot Me! has been confirmed that it works for Android v2.3 (aka Gingerbread).  I was not able to confirm this at first because I wasn't initially able to get the web application to work on my wife's... (Read More)

Kickstarter funding half way done!

November 9th - via: kickstarter.com
Hello, again!  I hope that you are all enjoying yourselves on this fine fall weekend. The Go Spot Me! Kickstarter campaign is half way done (only 15 days left) and let's take a look at were we stand... 1% of goal :'( SHARE SHARE SHARE! Well I had... (Read More)

Security through Obscurity

November 8th - via: kickstarter.com
An age old issue with using Java Script and web applications is the ability to protect your source code.  Although I am giving away the source code for Go Spot Me! as a reward for this Kickstarter project, it still don't want everyone to be able to... (Read More)

Local Storage (Part 2)

November 7th - via: kickstarter.com
As I mentioned in the last update that Go Spot Me! use the HTML5 technology Local Storage.  I indicated that Local Storage stores data via key/value pairs.  In this case you can only store simple data types, such as numbers and strings.  So the... (Read More)

Local Storage and Offline Apps

November 6th - via: kickstarter.com
I don't know if you know this or not, but once you have the Go Spot Me website loaded in your mobile device, you can turn off your data (cell and wifi) and the website will still continue to function! Witchcraft you say?!  Nay! The magic is called... (Read More)

Long Weekend

November 3rd - via: kickstarter.com
Sorry for the delay without any updates for the past few days.  My family and I just celebrated my daughters 5th birthday this weekend.  Also I was busy watching my children solo so I didn't have much time to work on the project.  However I plan... (Read More)

Halloween and Go Spot Me!

October 31st - via: kickstarter.com
We have had a few people say that they have been using Go Spot Me! to find out where to meet friends and family while they were Trick-or-Treating.  It showed me what the many uses of Go Spot Me! can offer. I was also thinking that during certain... (Read More)

Geolocation is Awesome!

October 30th - via: kickstarter.com
Happy Hump Day All! Continuing working on the project in the "field".  Basically I walk around the block and watch it track me on the google map.  I also watch how it reacts when I am indoors and on different floors in my house. You may or may not... (Read More)

iOS Issues Continue - Update

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
I found a solution for the iOS issue here: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/4313850?start=60&tstart=0 Basically as of iOS 6, the HTML5's Geolocation functionality stopped working.  Luckily they fixed it in iOS 7.  So if anyone if... (Read More)

iOS Issues Continue

October 29th - via: kickstarter.com
I tried to show my web app to by brother in law today on his iPhone 4S but the program had an issue getting access to the Geolocation.  I tried do this from a 3rd party site and the same problem, so it appears to have been an issue with this phone.... (Read More)

Go Spot Me! Features on The Tech Guy show #1025

October 28th - via: kickstarter.com
I had a pretty exciting weekend promoting the web application.  On Saturday I was a guest on the Tech Guy show and spoke briefly about the web application. You can watch it here:... (Read More)

iOS Weirdness

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I have correctly disabled the ability to share your location direction with a text message from the Safari Browser for anyone running iOS.  The issue is that iOS apparently doesn't support the same standard protocols for SMS as does the other mobile... (Read More)

YouTube Ad Campaign

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I just got approved for my YouTube Ad.  You can view it here: http://youtu.be/M7wjiTIigoA  (Read More)

New Reward!

October 27th - via: kickstarter.com
I added a new reward to have a custom sub-domain for www.gospotme.com which will make the site a bit more personal for you! If you guys can think of more reward ideas it would be greatly appreciated! -Mike  (Read More)

Revamped Rewards

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
All, Thanks to some positive feedback from the good folks at Kickstarter, I have lowered the amounts for the rewards greatly.  Hopefully this will assist my potential backers in funded what I personal believe to be a great project! Also I purchased... (Read More)

Day One!

October 25th - via: kickstarter.com
I have finally started my Kickstarter campaign!  Thank you for taking interest in my project as I hope that you will find it useful and pledge some amount toward it. Every bit counts and helps me reach my goal! Pretty exciting stuff!  Check back... (Read More)

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