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Reordering Favorites

It’s a pretty basic feature, but you can now reorder your favorites list by clicking and dragging! This should allow you to order your list by priority, by dog vs. no dogs, living with a roommate vs. not, or however else you want. Hope you guys like it! Happy hunting! Eric

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Webby Won!

Woohoo! PadMapper won the Webby (the judge’s panel one, not the web voting one) for Best Real Estate site! Thanks to all of you who voted for PadMapper in the Webby vote, and to all of you who wrote in with well wishes! You guys make this site a pleasure to work on. Also, PadMapper’s [...]

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Eating, Praying, Losing: Getting Beaten by a Voting Bot in 50 Minutes

If you’ve used the site in the past couple of weeks, you may have noticed that PadMapper recently got nominated for a Webby Award for best Real Estate site! We were pretty excited about this since our team is tiny compared to most real estate sites (it’s me and a summer intern), and the Webbies [...]

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My Places

This is an idea that’s been banging around in my head for a long time (and a number of you have mentioned it to me also, so thanks for kicking me in the butt): how to put the few places you really care about being close to on the map, and how can you get [...]

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This came as a rather large surprise to me, but PadMapper’s been nominated for a Webby award! For those of you who aren’t web geeks, The Webby Awards are as close as internet folks have to an awards ceremony like the Oscars. It started back in the dark ages of the internet (1996), and has [...]

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Who wants to be famous?

There’s a journalist for a major magazine that’s interested in getting pictures and stories from some people who found places in the East Village in NYC on PadMapper. If that sounds like something you’d be interested in, email me at and we’ll go from there.

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Taking notes in the margins (and lots of other updates)

Many of you have asked for this, so I decided to bump it up on the todo list. You can now take notes on the side bar of the listing! When you do, it should automatically change the note on your favorites list and the bubble back on the map. Pretty nifty, eh? I wanted [...]

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GoDaddy, and SOPA

PadMapper’s had GoDaddy as its domain registrar for at least a year now, but they just publicly endorsed Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) for some reason (a bill under discussion in the US Congress which would severely harm the state of the internet in a probably futile attempt to stamp out piracy of music, movies, [...]

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User Interface Updates

Sorry for not blogging in a while – I’ve been releasing updates this whole time, though. Tonight I released quite a few updates to the user interface. The main goals were to unclutter some of the parts that had become cluttered (filters and listing bubbles, I’m looking at you), as well as to generally beautify [...]

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Solving the “Female Only” problem

A user just emailed me about adding a filter to weed out those heartbreaking listings that are amazing, but at the bottom ask for only females. I’m well acquainted with the problem – you generally read that part after you’ve already fallen in love with the place, and it’s a pretty crappy feeling. Fortunately, PadMapper [...]

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