I’ve started to get into this interesting site for tracking and mapping ergometer scores. What’s most impressive is the guy behind the site, Jeff Wagner, redefines great blog marketing. He detected I was erg blogging, invited me to check out Ergscores.com, then … and this is cool, wrote a widget that permits me to auto-publish my scores from the site to this blog every day, and a gadget for iGoogle.
What is ErgScores.com?
ErgScores.com is a free online indoor rowing management application. With ErgScores.com you can:
* New! Daily Erg Blogging
* New! Team Accounts
* Classifieds. Search for rowing equipment from classifieds across the web.
* My Community mashup of rowers by distance.
* Calendar support for scores and workouts
* Support for Google Gadgets
* Create and manage goals
* Manage your erg scores, daily workouts and graph your progress over time
* Export your scores into a variety of formats for sharing with others
* Team data management with graphs, reports and lineup comparison for coaches
* Access your scores from anywhere
* High School rowers can release scores to college coaches
* ….more features are being added daily. Comments welcome
Here’s what Jeff wrote me recently as an example of total mash-up passion:
“The biggest obstacle is getting the data into ErgScores.com. I have not used RowPerfect, but I believe they have an auto-sync method that uploads the data directly to C2. Unfortunately, C2 has no public APIs for their log book (that I know of anyway). So you would have to input your data into ErgScores.com directly. Perhaps, I could make data entry easier for you by writing a Google Desktop widget for data entry or something of that nature.
Let me know what you think.
FYI: I book marked that erg finder you were looking for this morning for you ( http://del.icio.us/jwagner/for:dchurbuck). I’d love to mash that up as well..”
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Thanks for the kind words! We are truly in anew paradigm when you can propose a new idea on your blog and see put it into action by a random reader a few weeks later.