April 5, 2010

Mapcut Launched

I’ve been working on this project for more than a year. We’ve finally launched this nifty service into public beta.

Imagine your home address being "ShermanHouse" instead of "12456 SW Sheppard Ln, Leandro TX 76895." Do you think it would be easier to convey to someone your address, if that were the case?

That’s what we’re working towards with our new service at Mapcut.com.

Mapcuts are map "shortcuts" to any location on earth. Even a tree or a swingset on a playground. Every single square meter on earth has its own Mapcut.

If Mapcut goes where I want it to go, someday, you’ll be able to write "ShermanHouse" on an envelope and it’ll make it to wherever you currently live. Your address (mapcut) will never change, even if you move over the years.

So go to Mapcut.com and check out what your free Mapcut is. Everyone has one and they are free. (We have Premium ones too, where you can choose your own word or phrase and they stay with you forever.)

Make sure you give us some feedback if you have any comments or problems…etc. It’s in beta, so we’re actively seeking feedback.

June 6, 2009

Rank My Income

We’ve just launched a fun little tool that interfaces with the online finance tool called Wesabe. It takes your live income data from your banking info, via Wesabe’s API, and ranks your income compared to other users of the system. Those of you worried about privacy, it’s a non-issue. We don’t store the actual numbers. We just look at the rolling total of income for a 30 day period and then rank that total compared to all other registered users of RankMyIncome’s service.

If you’re a blogger that blogs about money, it’s a cool tool to see where you rank compared to your friends or other bloggers, without actually seeing their income or revealing your own income. It even has a widget that will allow you to display your worldwide rank, on your own site or wherever else.

We JUST launched, so we’re in a public beta phase. Please go and sign up so we can start populating the system with actual rankings. :-)