Finally! I have finally gotten to the point where I can blog about the development progress of Mapraider 2.0.
You've probably noticed that I've used Blogger to edit and publish the development blog over the last few years. I have had a Blogger account since long before Google purchased it and was very happy with the service and it's handy FTP publishing which allowed me to host my blogs anywhere I liked.
With no intentions of leaving, I had a number of drafts of new blog posts nearly ready to be posted at the end of last year when Google suddenly announced that they were going to drop support for FTP publishing. Unfortunately, with my Real-Life®, work and other responsibilities becoming immensely consuming then, I didn't have any spare time to research and find an alternative. The blog was essentially put on hold.
The good news, as you can see, is that I did find an alternative and have spent the last couple of months slowly moving over my blogs so I can continue publishing to them. The last items remaining are that I need to integrate support for posting comments and (maybe) choose a better page design.
I'm sure everyone has given up waiting, but progress has very much continued on version 2.0 of Mapraider.com and I have a handful of exciting news to post about. The most exciting news is that the site is far enough along that I've decided on an official launch date! My plate is currently full wrapping up the little odds and ends for a private and public beta testing period in the next few months.
In the meantime, I'll be posting more information about what's happened in the last year and what remains to be done.