It's been no fun for me to dodgeball ever since the love power was booted off the project! Cheers to something new.
thanks for keeping it running for us!
Will there be any export of the place database? Hmm... that seems like the most useful part of Dodgeball that would be difficult to re-create from scratch.
Not sure yet. Maybe. It's on my "hopefully" list.
An export of the places database would be awesome.
i'd like to have my reviews as well as check-in history, of course. maybe the top-10 checked in places (or a list of all!). some people may be interested in their crushes - you can reveal that information now, right?
Ah, reviews! Hadn't been thinking about those! Thx for the reminder.
Most checked in venue in nyc btw: Barcade (barely beating out The Magician).
Just curious: Do you know what the most checked in venue in Seattle is?
article made me a little angry, with the implication that it was just an NY thing at this point. My friends and I out here still use it ALL THE TIME.
in Seattle is Linda's followed very closely by Viceroy and then McLeod.
The article shouldn't get you angry. I know it's NY biased, but the gist of it is the same for any city. Dodgeball has always only been used by a fairly small # of people, so it's clearly not a workable as a business (at least in the way that Google has run it), but it's still an awesome little website/service and it's kinda sad that it's time for it to go.
Don't fret too much though. I know of a couple of new things being worked on that will be suitable replacements. Keep and eye out here, I'll definitely link to them when they are ready to go (hopefully close to the time that things are shuttered at dodgeball).
Those top 3 are comfortingly predictable. I think it was the other big dodgeball-using circle of friends (it really seemed like there was only two) checking in at Viceroy, none of my friends frequented the place.
I checked in many a time at Linda's and McLeod, to be sure.
The vast majority of my check-ins were from Mcleod, the Twilight Exit (closest bar to my house), and the Roanoke Inn (bar on Mercer Island I worked at for 2 years). One of my favorite use for it was to make everyone I was already hanging out with look at their phones.
Anyway. I'm glad New Things are on the horizon, and thank you for keeping it going as long as you have.
aye, i was out at a birthday party denying things as well until somebody brought up the article on the iphone, tsk tsk internal communications
sad news, for sure. thanks for keeping it chuggin' along for the past few years, harry!
Oh well, so much for my bug fix requests!
thanks for keeping it afloat! I would love to have my complete history even as something simple like a big text file.
Out of curiosity, what are the expenses for a typical month of the shortcode + SMS service?
I can't really give out that information, but if you do a little back of the envelope math you can probably get pretty close. It's not crazy expensive, but it's not trivial either.
SMS fees are outrageous. The phone companies suck.
Yeah, we were doing some such calculations the other night at SeattleWireless.
A friend and I are working on doing a dball clone that's tuned for Seattle, since there are something like 20 people here who are rather fond of it. (There's not much to tune, but we're improving handling of chain restaurants, for example.)
Thx! Just saw your twitter link moments ago! I really want to link to these from the dodgeball.com homepage when I put up a notice tomorrow or Monday.
Yours might be a tougher sell to the corporate masters though as it's a bit more critical of Google.
dick move on google's part to let you find out from a blog post. :(
lame you had to find out that way, but at least you kept the fire going as long as you could.