Archive for April, 2008

Stickymap Widget on TownConnect

Tuesday, April 29th, 2008

The Stickymap widget is now featured on

From their website: TownConnect is an exclusive, private online service that organizes and connects families to people, activities and organizations in their local community.

In order to see the widget, register on TownConnect, login, and click “our town”.  We look forward to seeing townconnect’s users getting value from the Stickymap, and we hope that this development will help our data source grow for all of our users.


Announcing YouTube videos on Stickymap

Thursday, April 17th, 2008

Now you can add VIDEO to any Stickymap location.  This feature allows you to post any video on to our site.  If you have your own video that you’d like to put up, just put it on YouTube, and then add it to Stickymap.

This is brand new, so I encourage our users to try it out, and let us know how it goes.  I look forward to seeing this being used over the next few weeks.  The videos will appear on the widget as well.


Cool New Feature to be Announced Soon

Wednesday, April 16th, 2008

I’m working on a new piece of functionality that will fit it well with our current system.  Please check this blog in the next few days!

Marker Motion Gutted

Monday, April 14th, 2008

Just a development update:

Today we gutted the internals of moving markers.  These changes will do a couple of things:

First, it will restrict user’s ability to move markers to only markers that haven’t been edited by other registered users.  This is because moving markers can be as destructive as removing markers.  The result will be that if you create a marker, you’ll be able to move it, but if a marker already have edits, photos, or any additions from other users, you’ll be asked to report the marker instead.  We’ll see how this works, and we’ll be able to tweak the security settings as feedback is received.

Secondly, it will make it easier for us to monitor which markers are being moved and how often.  This will hopefully make it easier for us to spot vandalism and reverse it.

This is not in reaction to any problem that has occurred so far, but in preparation for further traffic and newer features that will be added to the site.