Thursday, April 26, 2007

I Need More Beta Testers for Wavumi

I was (naively) expecting more new Wavumi Members...

The registration is easy and (very) quick, you only need to choose a pseudo and type the URL of your website or blog. No e-mail information are currently needed!

Many thanks in advance for your participation ;-)

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wavumi's Principle

The Wavumi's principle is:

An author of a web site is likely to visit the web sites authored by its visitors ;-)
Would you agree?

There are currently 13 Members.

I have just created a Wavumi Members page on which you can see the whole list of Members from the Wavumi Community.

Of course, I have cheated a little bit since I have manually created five of them. You should easily find them...

Friday, April 20, 2007

Many Thanks to Ed for his Wavumi Review

I would like to thanks Ed, the editor of the Pisstakers for his review of Wavumi. It was so nice for me to read some lines on Wavumi written by someone else... Thanks again, Ed ;-)

The last week has been quite busy. Indeed, I cannot (yet) put a lot of my time and energy on Wavumi. This is why you have not seen new things coming. Anyway, I am happy to join with you today... to talk again about Wavumi. I have a dream that one day ... Google will buy Wavumi for 16,000,000 $ and that I will not have to work anymore for [the company I am currently working for]. I have a dream today!

In the meantime, I will try to continue to work as much as I can on Wavumi ;-) I am currently developing the customisation of the Wavumi Widget...

Nice weekend to all.

Friday, April 13, 2007

Welcome to Tom Boyd

Good new! There is a 6th member in the Wavumi Community, and he has installed the Widget on his site ;-) You can see at The Tom Boyd Project blog.

In addition to that you can also see his feedback within the comments of the previous post, thanks again Tom!

The First Wavumi Members!

I have a good, a bad and a sad news!

The good news is have there are 5 Wavumi members! Many thanks to:

  • oldman - The author of the Oldman's Blog
  • scottfrog - The founder of strawberryfrog (see below)
  • scott - StrawberryFrog is at the vanguard of the blossoming advertising scene, blazing a trail with unfettered energy, breakthrough strategy and creativity and fresh ideas.
  • jarodxxx - A French speaking Web Developer
  • LyteByte - Lyte Byte is bringing you the Latest News and Information on Science, Technology, Computers, Internet, Web 2.0 and Gadgets along with Tips and Tweaks.
Many thanks (again) to them for joining Wavumi ;-)

The bad news is that only oldman installed the Wavumi Widget :-(

And finally, the sad news is that oldman removed the Wavumi Widget :-((

Anyway, I will continue to improve Wavumi! Let's be optimistic, 5 beta testers in one night for the very first draft of the beta version is not so bad ;-) What I am missing a bit is feedback, thus do not hesitate to comment. Many thanks in advance...

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Have You Seen MyBlogLog Clones?

This is just a small post to talk about Wavumi on, I am so happy to have finalised this first beta version today!

Indeed, I am quite surprised that the Internet is not yet full of MyBlogLog clones in the same way that it is full of Digg clones. By the way, my Wavumi is far from being a MyBlogLog clone, but it is my starting point.

Anyway, it was a great exercise for me to implement it, and for now, I am just hoping to get some beta testers ;-) Thanks in advance for your participation.

Wavumi is Live!

It works! The first beta version of Wavumi is live. Feel free to test it and comment it on this post... I need beta testers! Many thanks in advance ;-)

How to enable (unblocked) your 3rd party cookie

I have spent a LOT of hours (look at the date of my previous post), just to find out that the way Internet Explorer handles P3P is CRAP...

If you have a problem to get back your cookie, because it is a 3rd-party cookie, DO NOT WORRY, just add the following HTTP header to the page that creates the cookie:

That's it!!!

Friday, April 6, 2007

My Cookie is blocked by IE :-(

My cookie is blocked by Internet Explorer :-(

Thursday, April 5, 2007

The Web Design of Wavumi

Today, I have finalised the Web Design of Wavumi. I wanted to go live with some proper (i.e. modern) web design. I will be extremely simple, but it will look (at least, I hope so) like a modern Web 2.0 website.

In addition to that, I have also re-worked on the different posts of this blog. I would like to go live with a decent amount of information about Wavumi in this blog.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007

It Works! Wavumi alpha is running ;-)

Great news! The first version with the complete basic functionnality of the Wavumi service is running on my computer ;-) After only a couple of hours, the proof-of-concept is working fine. Three files only:

  1. An .asp script for the registration
  2. An other .asp script to generate the local javascript of the widget
  3. An XSLT script to generate the HTML code of the recent readers list of the widget.
That's it, and it works well. Three pages of code and I have all the basics functionnality I wanted... I am very happy ;-)

Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Widget Implementation as "iframe"

When I started thinking about the technical architecture of the Wavumi service, I was not sure about how to implement a widget. Finally, the implementation of a Widget is quite easy: it's just an <iframe> element. That's quite a good news, I can carry on...

Monday, April 2, 2007

What is the Wavumi Community?

The Wavumi Community can help you to increase the traffic to your web site. The Wavumi's principle is:

An author of a web site is likely to visit the web sites authored by its visitors ;-)
At least, it is true for me. When I look to the new visitors from my websites statistics (on Site Meter) I always jump to the refer(r)er URL and go to it. Indeed, this is for me the best way to get more information about your visitors.

The idea behind the Wavumi service is to get an explicit reference of your reader and not a "stolen" HTTP header anymore. Your visitor will consciously pass to you the URL of his website when visiting your website. Of course, it will work only if you are also part of the Wavumi Community, meaning that you will also give the URL of your website each time you visit other websites.

I have to admit that, unfortunatelly, this is not an original idea. Indeed, while thinking about this idea of explicit reference of readers, I have discovered that MyBlogLog does provide such a service. But, finally, I have decided to carry on anyway. At least, I think it will be a very exercise for me if I reached to put my Wavumi service on-line ;-)