When developers set out to add dynamic location features to their application, they end up having to build a stack on the device, cloud, and maps in order for the features to see the light of day. At HyperTrack we think it makes no sense for hundreds of thousands of us to do the same thing over and over again. Instead we are raising our hands and saying, “We got this!” You focus on building your core features, and let us focus on building and maintaining this infrastructure and making it available through a few lines of code per feature.
HyperTrack, as a plug-and-play location stack for developers, relies heavily on the feedback of our users to help drive the product forward. It is to that end that I was brought on board to help build and then grow the HyperTrack community. Having been involved in managing and growing the community at XDA-Developers over the last 8 years, I have had a front-row seat to the vibrance that happens when a group of people come together around a common interest.
Communities, as defined by Merriam-Webster, are “a group of people with a common characteristic or interest living together within a larger society.” We encounter communities in our daily lives, and likely are part of a few of them whether we know it or not. No single community is the same as another and interacting with new communities, or helping a community form, can be exciting.
Today we’re announcing our official HyperTrack Community as a place for the developers implementing and using our HyperTrack stack to share their ideas, challenges, and thoughts with other like-minded developers.
Based on the open source Discourse software, the forum allows for our users to interact with each other, ask questions about HyperTrack, provide help to others using the SDK, and give feedback to our development team so that we can continue to provide the best plug-and-play location stack. You can signup using a regular account, or via Google, Twitter, or GitHub.
One of the great things about a community is the emphasis on connecting with, and helping, others. If you have a new way to use HyperTrack, or want to share an experience you have had while integrating, please share in the How-To section. Questions about how to use the Dashboard or SDK have their own category in Support, where answers can be marked as the solution. We’ve setup a number of categories to start with, but if you feel like we’re missing one that would fit your topic, please suggest it here. While in the early stages of the forum, the search functionality is powerful and will be a great resource for finding out if anyone has already asked about, or provided a solution to, your question. And finally, what community would be complete without a Social section to post what cool movie you just saw, your favorite cat pick, or an Introduction thread?
Once again, I am excited to be part of HyperTrack and the best plug-and-play location stack. Over the coming months you’ll see me posting about HyperTrack and getting out to meetups, events, conferences, and such. Please keep in touch and let us know if you have any questions. Cheers!