A couple of weeks ago we launched the F1 site I have mentioned before – F1Almanac.com. The goal with the site is to create the worlds greatest Formula 1 racing site, with an incredible depth and breadth of statistics for the hardcore racing fans. We already have a huge amount of data about every race since 1950 – that includes data about every race, every car, every driver and every track – and we keep collecting more data. Every F1 race is viewed by 600 milion TV viewers world wide (Brazil and China each has 150 milion viewers per race), so it is one of the worlds most popular sports. With the unique collection of data we have we have great hopes that F1Almanac.com will attract a lot of interest.
For now it is just a temporary site to start getting the name out while we are working hard on the upcoming feature rich real site, hopefully within a few months. If you want to us to tell you as soon as we have the real F1Almanac.com up and running then please sign up to our newsletter. At the moment we are mocking up screens like crazy, and soon it is time to write some code.
If you have any ideas how to make F1Almanac.com as great as possible please let me know!
2008 was an eventfull year for me, I left Kapow to start my own company just to mention one thing. But now it is a new year, with new projects and new things to learn. My plans for 2009 include at least these projects:
- Blendapps.com – this chat solution started in 2008 and has gone quite well, so far we have Meebo and Userplane chat rooms seemlessly integrated into Ning and Facebook. In 2009 we will add more platforms, more features etc. The last few days we have gotten some nice attention for Blendapps – feedmyapps, killerstartups and eHub have all written about us. Hopefully this is a sign that 2009 will be the year for Blendapps!
- gefeedback.nu – in just a week it is time for 24 Hour Business Camp, a Swedish conference where everybody has 24 hours to implement a web application/business idea. I will do this with Mattias Järnhäll and our project is gefeedback.nu (in swedish this means litteraly “give feedback now”). The goal is to make a customer service service to help ourselves and others to make customer service for internet projects as efficient and easy as possible. My aim is to go with Django and Pinax for this one, since we that way can get lots of functionality for free, something that is desperatly needed since we only have 24 hours!
- The worlds best F1 site? (name & domain TBD) -Yes, you heard it right, I am going to do something with sports, however unlikely that sounds. Teaming up with a very dedicated F1 fan I will launch a F1 site during 2009, one that really is for the hardcore F1 fans that love statistics. Considering Adobe Flex for this one, would really love to have a Flex project to give myself an excuse to get deeper into Flex (and Flash seems to be the right choice of tech for the project as well ;).
- Big Project X – my most ambitous project is a swedish niche site, it is still in stealth mode (at least until we have decided on a name and got a domain) so i will keep the details for myself for now. Probably another Django/Pinax project (even if I plan to spend lots more than 24 hours on this).
Those are the ones lined up so far, but I suspect I am going to add more to my plate. During 2009 I will really try to do fewer projects and spend more time on the ones I already have going – like enlatele.com.mx.
One thing I do not promise for 2009 is to be a more frequent blogger, I do not want to promise things that I am not sure I can keep…