At first Trackthisnow.com should appear to contain a confused bunch of unrelated features but that is only because the few connecting features between each of them are missing. Now I refuse to develop these just so you can all see the connection!
It was the recession and I was travelling. As I had already bought my ticket, I thought I would just carry on anyway instead of cancelling and saving the money. I wondered what the UK market was saying about the recession because that’s where I was travelling to and I developed a little application which could tell me what the local response to this global issue was and to my own amazement, I actually managed to release it as a product to the outside world.
And it has grown since then part due to feedback, part because I started taking breaks from my own lethargic lifestyle and part because of the bizarre needs that seem arise within me when I go onto the web. Some things are much simpler to do than they are made out to be and I go ahead and develop it for myself whenever I feel the frustration at the lack of this reasonable courtesy from the web’s big players.
There are many features that are either unfinished or can be bettered by tweaking it to another user’s perspective and therefore his/her use. While it might produce varied levels of difficulties for me in achieving them, the hope still is that I will get around to it at sometime.
As time has passed though, interestingly, my own definition of what Trackthisnow does or should do has increased in its degree of vagueness. When it began it tracked the local responses to global issues on a map of course. My current definition, as of writing this line at least, is definitely that it tracks “stuff”.