Hello Noobtoob

March 9, 2009

Hi everyone quick update, retromap.com retromap.net was mentioned on NoobToob’s latest episode!  Check them out at http://www.noobtoob.com and let them know they are awesome.

Now for those who came here from that podcast welcome, get comfy and let me know if you have anything you would like to know/help with.  Also 2 minor corrections:

1) There is more then 1 location in Japan, you need to check pages 2-4 to find them.

2) Because Google maps is slightly clunky the listing are going to clump up in bunches unless you import them into Google earth and zoom in to your area.

Thanks again guys, and feel free to let me know if you have any stores you would like to add.  Until next time have a good night.

A minor gripe

February 27, 2009

I thank you one an all if you have helped in some part to work on the map.  However I recently received an email from a guy pointing me to a link in a forum where people were listing store.

I appreachate the tip, really do, but it would make things easier if you either:

a) Told people on said site about this site so that they can add the stores there or

b) go though the post and add them to the “add a store” page

New count is 787 stores, will be break 800, lets go for it!

I’m not dead yet…

February 23, 2009

Hi all I know I know it has been a while, but I am here with a small update:

I have been busy working and having a real life.  I recently updated the map from your comments as well as added a few other things, so check out the map if you haven’t looked at it in a while.

Happy Holidays

December 1, 2008

Hi all, just a quick little update on what has been going on.

1. Things are going to slow down for a bit, the holidays are here and I need to attend to some family, but fear not!  The project shall continue.

2.  Remember that prototype I made?  Well upon further testing I realized that I did it the hard way, in order for this to get off the ground I have to redesign the main part of it in order to have it gain access to where I would like it to be.  More work for me that’s all

3. 698 Stores archieved, still need to gather Asia a bit more, however that is the number as it is (so far)

4. Have a happy holiday, it is post gobble gobble and pre ho ho ho so thought to mention it here.

Hello all, yes I am still recovering from the flood but wanted to give you all some good news.

I created a protoype!

Yes I made a mock system where you would access the information and have it display on a webpage in a nice and neat fashion.  Now is it near where I want it to be?  No it is not.  However this is a step in the right direction where I can go out and get some money to expand on this to make it what it is ultimatly going to be.

Stay tuned for more, if things are going as well as planed this might be up at the end of the year…maybe.

Hello all, this is the map guy.  I wanted to give a quick update as to how things are going, and at the moment they are a tad bit rough.  I am in the process of streamlining the process to add points to the map and list them within google earth and google maps.  Seems simple enough since google provides me with a starting template to go with to add things.  I have been working on this for about 2 weeks now and it is STILL not working!

I thought I would have it by tonight only to have the template change on me.  In the old version you did not need to have the latitude and longitude in order to place things on the map.  Great!  I have addresses and I will use those…well google is stingy about that since an address has some variables within it when placing a pin on the map (same town in the same state?  I doubt it, but the Big G saids it so) so it is now requiring that all items placed on the map are either done by hand (which is what the map is done at the moment), or you need to give them a Latitude and Longitude location of the specific location.

Another week of work here I come!

Also I am on the lookout for anyone interested in helping me market the site and have a look at the early stages of it.  I want to make sure the site is user friendly to a person other than me.  If you interested leave a comment or send me an email.

I will update when I get this thing streamlined, I appreciate all of your support and I can tell you that at the end of all this you will not be disappointed!

Major Updates Part 2

October 16, 2008

So you thought that was good huh? Well I got a lot more for you.

4) A NEW WEB DESIGN! Yes say bye bye to wordpress format and hello to custom website, I literally got off the phone with the web designers, and put the money where my mouth is, and they will start building the website in about two weeks time. Yes it is going to look better and it is going to kick ass.

5) Social community, yet another popular request I am going to make sure I have a network for you all to interact with one another, think outside the normal realm of the forums and into a unique social networking site where the “no jerks” rule will be in effect! In the early going I am going to get some people to come in and help me lay down the law and eventually make it something that will kick ass.

6) The map is getting bigger: By bigger I mean a LOT bigger, right now I am working on behind the scenes stuff to eliminate duplicate stores, updating all the information and placing your reviews on Google. Now if you submitted a review and see an “Unknown” in it let me know what your handle is and I will go change it, I want to give credit where credit is due. Also I am going to include things like LAN gaming centers and Arcades so I can be a one stop shop for your gaming searching needs.

Is there more? Stay tuned to find out…