Html 5 and API

May 06 2014 Published by under MediaCreeper

I’ve started toying around with yet another incarnation of MediaCreeper, to conserve bandwidth, make it fit better on mobile devices and to learning new technology.

Working on the internals at the moment,  updating the API to handle requests from the Html 5 frontend.

More details later.

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Maintenance update

Mar 13 2011 Published by under MediaCreeper

Just updated a lot of code and templates of the CreeperFramework, preparing for further updates. No new ranges in this update but I’ve got serveral up my sleeve.

Some optimization, prettification, validation of HTML, tweaks on SEO-stuff, javascript and will turn on compression in the next update.

I’ll put some effort into completing the WordPress plugin, CreeperPing .. as the project has gone stale. Need to put this one out the door.

Have given evercookie‘s a thought ..

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First block?

Nov 25 2010 Published by under MediaCreeper

I’ve seen signs that at least one media organization has actively blocked MediaCreeper, it’s the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet. They have almost disappeared from the toplist and latest pages, only a few hits per day.

I’ve foreseen this situation and have a solution, it’s a bit complicated, a WordPress-plugin (called “Creeper-Ping”) that acts like a proxy — it will forward each page-load to the MediaCreeper server to verify if it’s a hit/miss and serve back the banner accordingly. This plug in is still in early beta and I have it installed on my Swedish blog for testing and development purposes only, it seems like I have to spend a few hours this weekend to get it into production quality.

It’s prepared for several more sites just like MediaCreeper, as the underlying framework is going to be released as open source as soon as I bang it into shape.

I’ve been thinking about how to distribute the collection of traffic across several domains, with a little help from trusted friends and perhaps a few domains or subdomains, a simple PHP-proxy could be hosted on any server, in any directory .. as long as there is some coordination, this would make it possible to use Javascript to include the banner, which would get loaded from the proxy-script, which in turn would report it to MediaCreeper as a hit or miss.

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