Update - July 1st, 2017
Making steady progress on the catalog, more items are being added almost every day. I am extremely grateful for those of you who see the resourceful value in the catalog and who have already contributed, and for the overwhelming support from manufacturers who have granted permission to use official images. In the first month just over 300 new products were added, and I am hoping to reach a goal of 10,000 products within the first 2 years.
I do feel the need to apologize for the lack of Twitch and YouTube activity. Those were originally planned as a way to help build the community and draw attention to this project, and while I have every intention of moving forward with those channels it just hasn't been a top priority. I have been exploring options to find a partner (or several) who has both the availability and interest to help handle that side of things so we'll see what happens.
Update - June 1st, 2017
The website has officially launched! It has been a lot of work getting things this far, and there is still a lot of work left to do. All of the important stuff should be fully functional, but if you happen to spot anything not working as expected please let me know so I can address it.
Some of the future improvements and ideas I'm currently working on:
- Populate the catalog with as many products as possible (obviously)
- Layout improvements; when displaying multiple products, organize them by manufacturer, series, and year released rather than just grouping them all together. When displaying individual products, make it look prettier
- Allow users to save items from the catalog to their own personal collection, with a shareable link
- Allow users to save their filter preferences
- Create a more interesting 404 page
- Replace this home page with the latest items added to the catalog
Please be patient with me as this is all done in my free time between work, while also attempting to focus on a regular stream schedule and other social media content. I appreciate any contributions, it really helps. Thank you for visiting!