On this day in 2011, I decided to embark on a little hack project, to shake off some mental cobwebs. That project was called Meegloo, and was a dashboard for events. The premise was that, if you were running an event you could collate tweets, Facebook statuses, Flickr photos, YouTube videos and more into one constantly updating page that you could throw up onto a big screen or whose address you could give out to attendees.
I developed the basic proof-of-concept in around 48 hours, uploaded it and showed it so some friends. From there, things started to move on a little; I spoke to e4f about joining their ranks to develop this as a business, but found after a few weeks of mental processing, that I couldn't get behind Meegloo in its current state as a paid product.
I rethought and re-engineered it from the ground up, to be a social reporting and citizen journalism tool. Those who follow my blather on Twitter or the like might notice that I haven't really made much mention of it since the focus group testy thing at the end of February. There's a reason for that, and I'll be able to talk more soon.
It's interesting though, to look back on a year and to see how much has changed. There's also a degree by which things are coming full circle, but again I'll come to that later. I'm massively excited for the future, and am armed with the lessons I've learned since last April. It's not exactly been a roller coaster - more of a bumpy car journey - but the journey's not over yet.
Next stop: Winningsville Population: me