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Archives 07/2011

Summer Status Update

Since the launch of objectivehtml.com in April, I have received a lot more feedback than I ever thought I would in such a short amount of time. The traffic to the site is what I would expect to see after a year, except it's only been a few months. But what is shocking is 99% percent of the feedback has come from ExpressionEngine users. It's almost a full time job just keeping up with tech support, which is a good thing, but I really see why most people end up charging for their add-ons.

So after so much consideration (and a bit by popular demand), it's time to change gears a little bit. In a nutshell, it's all about ExpressionEngine and add-on development here on Objective HTML.

With so many good add-ons released all the time, each getting better and better, I really had to step back and think about every add-on I release and the level of detail that needs to go into each release. As I have already announced my next project, Instagram for ExpressionEngine is underway. I have decided to take a step back to scale up the project in terms of quality of UI and API design. In other words, no corners will be cut. This is now a full-fledged commercial production. It's time to pull out all the stops and see how good I can make it.

As far as the future of Google Maps for ExpressionEngine... Since it's a free add-on, the feature set is definitely coming to a close. However, if I client or someone wants to hire me to add a feature, then the plugin will naturally get updated and pushed to the public. But overall, the plugin is very stable and reliable does what most people want. Aside from the changes in v2.3, I don't have anything else planned. This project has already gotten a lot bigger than it was ever anticipated.

Again, thanks for all the continued feedback and support.