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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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Update – bunch of new stuff

It turns out that I’m pretty bad at keeping up with things, and this blog is no exception. Since my last post, I’ve released a bunch of new stuff, but never got around to posting about them here. So now I’m going to fix that. Most recently, I released Collaboration. This makes it so that [...]

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A new map overlay – Mass Transit!

A number of you have asked me why I don’t add the Google transit overlay to the map. I wish I could, it’s really well done, but my searches haven’t turned up anything but people saying that they don’t share it with people using the Maps API. It’s unfortunate, but c’est la vie. Just kidding, [...]

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Animated Google Map Markers

A new feature! If you click on a marker that has one or more markers hiding behind it (or overlapping heavily), the others will now fan out below the one that was clicked on. Clicking one of those will replace the positioning of the other, and you can cycle through them by clicking one after [...]

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Awesome New Video About PadMapper

The excellent people over at Grumo Media make awesome product demo videos, and now they’ve made one about PadMapper. Check it out! I’m really happy with it, especially with the awesome style. What do you guys think? Here’s a link to it posted on YouTube, including an HD version.

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