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mattsmith321
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# Posted on: 21-Jan-2006 08:06:10.  
Brian and I would like to introduce MyHomePoint, our version of an online family organizer. While we aren't ready to completely throw the doors open, I wanted to at least invite this community over for a look around. We've still got some automation to do around registration stuff but the actual core functionality is very stable and has been in use since last summer.

Marketing:
There are lots of web-based calendar solutions, but almost all fall into one of two categories: business or individual. But who wants to (or can afford to) use a corporate solution for family needs and have you ever really gotten your spouse to use the free Yahoo! calendar with all the nuances of sharing, etc.?

Our goal with MyHomePoint is to make it easy for immediate family members to organize and coordinate their day to day activities with each other online. However, we're not just talking about calendaring which is what everyone seems to focus on. We want to take it to the next level with to do lists, notes, grocery lists, contacts, etc. Sure, a number of those have already been done and are free in things like Yahoo. But, are they family-centric? Nope. They're nice and generic and don't really fit from a family point of view.

LLBLGenPro:
We have to echo a lot of what swallace said in his NearBinder post about LLBLGenPro: LLBLGenPro just really made life so much easier. It is such a breath of fresh air to not have to deal with the complexities of the DAL or entity model. Thanks again to Frans for a great product and awesome support. We are challenging ourselves to provide our audience with a similar level of support. Thanks also to everyone that has answered our questions in the past.

Community Server:
Make sure that you actually get into our application (calendar, tasks, lists, etc.) which is where LLBLGenPro is being used. We just rolled out a new main site using the current Community Server beta which is handling the top level pages, blog and forums. (Had to throw this in so that no one got confused.) Of course, having separate logins/authentication for the forums and our application will be a little confusing for some people so we are looking for ways to make the distinction a little more obvious.

Stop by and kick the tires. Let us know what you think.

Thanks,
Matt & Brian
MyHomePoint
Powering the Modern Family
Matt Smith
http://myhomepoint.com - Powering the Modern Family
http://swoofware.com - It’s only work if somebody makes you do it
 
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# Posted on: 23-Jan-2006 19:10:18.  
Well im impressed Laugh

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# Posted on: 23-Jan-2006 20:59:40.  
Excellent stuff!! Regular Smiley I'm impressed as well! Regular Smiley

(heh Laugh, btw: family management right above 'Recycle bin' in the features: "Listen up, little stevie, if you won't do your homework NOW, I'll recycle you before midnight!")
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# Posted on: 04-Feb-2006 20:11:30.  
Signed up for the beta too. Looks impressive.


 
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# Posted on: 16-Jul-2006 18:19:57.  
mattsmith321 wrote:
Brian and I would like to introduce MyHomePoint, our version of an online family organizer.


A quick update on MyHomePoint:

We spent the past two weeks on some major (internal) upgrades to the site which we released last night. While we made only minor changes to the actual application, some of you may appreciate the scope of the behind the scenes upgrade:
  • ASP.NET 1.1 to ASP.NET 2.0
  • SQL Server 2000 to SQL Server 2005
  • LLBL Gen Pro 1.0 to LLBL Gen Pro 2.0
  • Multiple entity tables with many common data elements to TargetPerEntity model

We had everything stood back up the first week and then spent the second week testing and planning for the migration. Our biggest obstacle in the whole process was the learning curve from SQL DTS to SSIS. That part was not fun.

The best part was working with LLBL and the TargetPerEntity model. Things are so much cleaner having a base table with all the relationships to the other tables. This really opens up things for us with our application and we are really anxious to start rolling out new features. Tagging is at the top of the list.

Registration on the site is open so stop by and give it a try. Since the original post all the registration and account maintenance pieces were implemented, as well as integration with PayPal. While the logo still has "beta" on it, we don't consider it beta anymore.

Thanks,
Matt & Brian
MyHomePoint
Powering the Modern Family
Matt Smith
http://myhomepoint.com - Powering the Modern Family
http://swoofware.com - It’s only work if somebody makes you do it
 
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# Posted on: 16-Jul-2006 18:41:05.  
Great to hear the transition was smooth! Regular Smiley.

About TargetPerEntity: keep an eye on the # of joins you need per entity. Inheritance is nice, but it comes at a price: if you have queries with a lot of inherited entities involved, the # of joins can get out of hand.


Frans Bouma
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# Posted on: 08-Jan-2009 23:28:36.  
Looks awesome. Just tried it out. I didn't see our birthdays in the Calendar view...
Not sure if that's supposed to be an auto-feature or not.
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