Ricardo's Blog

by Ricardo Morin

Rikitraki renovations on the way!

Wow! I can’t believe it’s been five years since I developed Rikitraki. A lot of things have changed in Web development since then, so I think it is time to implement some sorely needed renovations.

Some of the changes are simply to bring the code up to snuff with today’s best practices. But some other changes will be functionality improvements that I have been thinking about for a long time.

In this post, I lay out what I am thinking for the next big release. Comments and suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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Rikitraki Update

It has been a long time since my last post. Here is an update.

Wow, I can’t believe that my last post was back in July. I have been pretty busy with some consulting work I am doing in the Internet of Things (IoT) field. Pretty exciting! But I am committed to continuing supporting and improving RikiTraki

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Welcome to RikiTraki! (Part 2)

This is Part 2 of the “Welcome to RikiTraki” series

In Part 1, I introduced RikiTraki, described the main page view and began describing the menu bar: the RikiTraki label and the globe icon. In this installment of the series, I will walk you through the remainder of the menu items and associated functions.

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Welcome to RikiTraki! (Part 1)

I built RikiTraki to collect and share GPS tracks

Since I started capturing GPS tracks from my hikes back in 2009, I always wanted to have a place to collect them and share them with my friends and family. I looked around and I was not able to find a non-commercial, ad-free service, with a map-centric interface that I fully loved. I also wanted to be able to show my tracks in 3D, without having to rely on external applications or plug-ins. So I decided to build my own web application but it wasn’t until this year that I found the time to do this project for real. Initially, I created it as a personal site just to share my own tracks, but then I thought, hey, why not open it up and make it available to anyone out there who would like to do the same?

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