It is with much regret that I must shut down YackTrack on August 15, 2012. There are a few reasons for this shutdown: I really do not have time to work on YackTrack, and have not had much time for at least a year. YackTrack has been limping along without many changes for a while… Read More YackTrack Will Be Shutting Down
Yes, you read that right, YackTrack now has a premium API! The full announcement on the YackTrack blog has all of the details, but here is the key section: You can review the API at the YackTrack Developer site. The API has only two methods at this point, searching for mentions of a keyword and searching… Read More YackTrack Has A Premium API!
It has definitely taken me long enough, but YackTrack now has a blog! So, all of the YackTrack announcements or news will now be published on that blog. The blog has been preloaded with all of the YackTrack posts from this blog, so that you can follow the story from the beginning. In addition to… Read More YackTrack Has A Blog!
YackTrack will be taken offline soon as the servers are being patched by my ISP. I have been told that they will be offline tonight from 12AM GMT-7 until 5AM GMT-7. I apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. I will update this post when I receive a notice that the servers are available again.… Read More YackTrack Server Maintenance
I am sure that many regular readers of this blog are wondering what happened to YackTrack. Well, nothing really happened to it, except that I have been trying to implement the newest feature, email notifications! Now you can log into your account and configure three settings. First, your email address must be a valid email… Read More YackTrack Now Sends Email Notifications
Well, it only took a year for me to finally get to redesign the YackTrack interface. I am sure you are saying “it is about time!”, and I would agree with you. Hopefully, you like the new look as I was trying to make the site more usable instead of the “data dump” layout that… Read More YackTrack Gets A Redesign!
Over the weekend I had some planned maintenance to YackTrack. If you read that post, you noticed that I had problems and updated the post a few times. I had a very detailed plan of what I needed to do, which I followed to the letter. However, regardless of how much testing I did, the… Read More What Can Go Wrong Will Go Wrong
I have tried to avoid downtime as much as possible, but I can not avoid it today. YackTrack will be down this morning for some much needed maintenance from 8AM to 10AM Eastern (US) time (yes, in about an hour). There will be a minor application update as well, but externally you will not see… Read More YackTrack Will Be Down For Maintenance
If you go to YackTrack.com today, you might notice some minor differences. First, if you are not logged on to YackTrack, you will no longer see the Dashboard tab. I did not like the idea of a tab that did nothing and just redirecting you to the Login page. It just felt awkward to me.… Read More Just Some Minor YackTrack Tweaking
In the current issue of Inc Magazine, there is an article about customer feedback. The basic idea is that customers tend to be vocal about the products they use and buy: Whether they are out-of-control cranks or out-of-the-blue evangelists, customers want to have their say. And if you won’t listen to them, the Internet is… Read More YackTrack Highlighted in Inc Magazine