The cat is out of the bag, Adaptive Path‘s top secret web application will be a tool for bloggers to better track traffic to their site. But wait! Shaun Inman is already working hard on a new traffic monitoring application, named Mint!
Could Inman and Veen be going up against each other head-to-head? Or is it the same application? Or will Mint be released before Adaptive Path has their party? Who will win the battle of the snazziest traffic-monitoring buzzword-filled web application?
Whoa baby, as soon as this post went live I’ve got all sorts of people coming out from the woodwork telling me more about the Adaptive Path application. Here’s what I know so far:
It’s called “Measure Map”. MeasureMap.com isn’t up yet, however a quick WHOIS lookup reveals that it’s registered to Lane Becker, Adaptive Pather extraordinaire.
It’s written in Ruby. Why is this important? Because that means it won’t be something you “download and install” on your own web server like Shortstat or Mint. Ruby is too new a language to have people figure out how to install it themselves, therefore I’m pretty sure that Measure Map will be a hosted application, unlike Mint. I don’t think I like that aspect much.
As with all pre-release software info, take these with a grain of salt. I could be talking out of my ass here, or I could be spot-on, who knows.