May 02, 2012 @ 5:29p
PostFirst is live! Add it to your browser here: http://bit.ly/IVRAiu If you love it, tweet @postfirst.
No word on the other apps. More to come pre-demo.
May 02, 2012 @ 4:44p.
PostFirst is almost in the Chrome Store — Kristjan is filling out the form right now.
ShouldertApp has a Launchrock sign-up page running. http://signup.shouldertapp.me/
Vacat.io has successfully crunched my data and told me that the first time I did anything on Facebook or Twitter was in November 26, 2004. This information alone makes this my favorite app of the day thus far.
There’s a 6p hardstop to begin demos.
May 02, 2012 @ 2:33p. Beau’s project, Vacat.io goes live!
Problem: Beau doesn’t remember or know how much time he spends away from the internet… and he’s a bit worried about it!
Solution: Build an app that uses your social media check-ins as a proxy for the time or moments that you aren’t on the internet. If you’re not checking in, tweeting, posting a photo, etc then you might be asleep. The goal is to track this information and use it to inform how much time you should spend away from the glowing screen — that’s right, away.
Follow @needsvacatio to vote for Beau’s app! Better yet, visit: http://vacat.io/
May, 02, 2012 @ 10:30a.
The Singly crew officially hit an API deadline. Our internal hack day. Today we came to the office, pitched app ideas, and paired off into teams to build them using Singly’s API. The goal is to identify all of the good, bad, and the uglies of our API.
Expect a full breakdown of what we learned from our Developer Ambassador-in-Chief, Simon Murtha-Smith (github: smurthas, twitter: smurthas), before the end of the week. In the meantime, here’s a brief overview of the teams and their products — all of them built (quickly and simply) using the Singly API to capture normalized personal data from all over the web.
All of our work today is leading up to a May 10th Friends-of-Singly hack night. We’re putting our tech to the test with our most talented friends on that night.
TL;DR (Blog taken over by Schutte).
Lindsay (@lschutte) + Kristjan (@kripet) + Kiko the Dog
We’re building a Chrome browser extension called PostFirst.
Problem: We have a lot of friends. They share a lot of links from all over the web. How do we keep from sharing a link that our friends have already shared or seen?
Solution: A little browser extension that combs through your links from across different feeds (Twitter, Facebook, etc) and tells you if the link you’re about to share has already been shared on your network.
Remember how, on the interweb, the entire world likes to say, “First!” Well, this extension ensures that’s true.
Vote for Lindsay, Kristjan, and PostFirst by following us on Twitter @Postfirst!
Austin, Smurthas, + Temas
Problem: Stop the madness! And the notifications. The number of notifications that come through on my phone makes me insane. I only want to hear from people who aren’t part of my inner-circle.
Solution: Select an inner-circle, the people who you really want to see notifications from, and when they take actions on any network (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc), then I find out. Anything else: nada.
Vote for ShouldertApp by following them @ShouldertApp. (But, don’t really follow them, because I’m on the @PostFirst team and I don’t want them to win. So, follow me! Me!)
Tyler + Beau
They are both working on their own projects, but aren’t available for updates. Since they don’t have any business people on their teams, I’m fairly certain they don’t have Twitter accounts and therefore aren’t eligible for voting.
More later. (And vote for @Postfirst!)