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Hello all,

I'm a web developer/watch nerd, and I have been building a web app for awhile for tracking real world performance of my watches. Initially, I was building it for myself as I wasn't satisfied with the existing offerings. But after lots of heavy use and tweaking, I recently decided to open it up for free public use. I posted about it a couple days ago on the r/watches Reddit, but it occurred to me this may be an even more fitting community for sharing the tool.

Although, at this point, the app is pretty much custom tailored for my personal use, I do think it has a pretty nice feature set that most watch enthusiasts might find useful. I'd love for any of you to try it out and share any feedback you might have; my new goal is to make this the go to standard tool of its sort.

https://goodwatchbadwatch.com

Thanks!

Nolan

 

Reddit post for those interested: 

 

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Hello all,
I'm a web developer/watch nerd, and I have been building a web app for awhile for tracking real world performance of my watches. Initially, I was building it for myself as I wasn't satisfied with the existing offerings. But after lots of heavy use and tweaking, I recently decided to open it up for free public use. I posted about it a couple days ago on the r/watches Reddit, but it occurred to me this may be an even more fitting community for sharing the tool.
Although, at this point, the app is pretty much custom tailored for my personal use, I do think it has a pretty nice feature set that most watch enthusiasts might find useful. I'd love for any of you to try it out and share any feedback you might have; my new goal is to make this the go to standard tool of its sort.
https://goodwatchbadwatch.com
Thanks!
Nolan
 
Reddit post for those interested: 
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Good work, I'll check it out

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I had a similar app a while back, and one of the biggest shortcomings was that it couldn't account for resetting the time (which you clearly have). Looks awesome!

Dev to dev, what it built on? I'm working on hardware stuff in Python these days, but I used to be a Rails dev back in the day. Never got too deep on the phone side short of basic viewport optimization.

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Thanks for everyone who is giving the app a spin! I really appreciate it. 
 

It’s cool to meet another watch enthusiast who is also a developer. I built this using NodeJS (written in TypeScript) with MongoDB for data storage. The front end makes use of all the latest JavaScript web standards I could get my hands on so I didn’t have to touch any of the popular frameworks or even have a single build step in place — something I’ve been wanting to experiment with but couldn’t with my day job because of browser support limitations, etc

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I loved MongoDB, used it for a game years ago.  Now all my work is in Go on AppEngine.  I started out writing games for the SNES and MegaDrive in asm.  Technology sure has moved quickly (or I'm underestimating how old I am).

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I've never been exposed to any sort of gaming technology, but I don't doubt it's always on the move like the web is. It feels like not long ago the web was all about using jQuery to add interactivity to static pages. Now it seems like everyone is learning tools like Angular and React without using many of the native browser API's directly. GWBW was an eye opening experience for me, because I dropped all those frameworks and endless trees of 3rd party dependencies and complicated build steps. I went directly for web API's, mainly the new Web Components stuff. And it was a blast to learn some new skills and finally feel like I'm slightly ahead of the curve!

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