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I made an app a few months ago that I'd like to share with you all!

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Spvrtan, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. Feb 14, 2018 at 3:07 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Note: I read the site rules thread and I don't mean to violate them, especially if this feels out of place; I just want to share out a free tool I made for the community I love. I've made a ton of improvements since launching this a few months ago while working on this on weekends only -- so I'd like to share it again.

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    I'll try and keep this short because most -- like myself -- have a short attention span.

    3 months ago I found myself in dire need of a tool that allowed me to document my Toyota Tundra build and all the mods I've done to it. I needed to do so because I always had people asking questions (eg. "what X do you have", "why did you go with Y", "where did you get Z"). It became troublesome answering the same questions all the time and not being able to go into detail each time. That's why I created Buildprint.

    Buildprint is a web-based app that lets users create build pages for anything and everything they modify (at least that's the intent). On a build page, users can add what mods they've done or type up log entries (eg. guides, reviews, stories). Furthermore, you can also give each mod and approximate price rating, manage the states of the mod for progress planning/tracking, and attach links to where you got the mod if applicable.

    One of the biggest advantages of using the app is that you can export your build page into other formats for easy sharing on other social media platforms (eg. email or forums); exports come in multiple formats: HTML, Markdown, BBCode, plain text, or even JSON (useful for you developers out there). Of course, you can always just share the link to your build page itself.

    To summarize directly, here is what the build page looks like for my truck:
    http://buildprint.io/builds/3.pluto?v=m

    ..and to show how you can "export" your build info for sharing on any forum-based community, here's my build cross-shared to a Tundra community:
    https://www.tundras.com/threads/pluto-spvrtans-semi-overland-build.3711/

    More examples builds below.

    Motorcycle: http://buildprint.io/builds/377.rhino?v=m
    F-150: http://www.buildprint.io/builds/12398.goodboy?v=m
    WRX: http://www.buildprint.io/builds/12458.death-trooper-wrx?v=m
    Land Cruiser: http://www.buildprint.io/builds/12445.200?v=m

    You can also use Buildprint to get mod inspiration for your platform, such as this list filtered for Tacomas:
    http://www.buildprint.io/mods?template=3&p[3]=Tacoma&photos=true

    I'm aware of other tools like Wheelwell and the problems they solve. Buildprint isn't trying to replace what they're doing but rather augment a builder's tool arsenal. Nor is the intent of the tool to steal people away from online forums like Expedition Portal's very own. The purpose is to help people document their builds plain and simple. The approach with Buildprint is to be more informative with your build pages rather than just flat out linking to products while at the same time not being too restrictive on what content you can have on your build page.

    Link: http://buildprint.io

     
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  2. Feb 14, 2018 at 3:10 AM
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    ChadsPride

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    Very cool!​
     
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  3. Feb 14, 2018 at 3:46 AM
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    :thumbsup:

    I’m going to check it out.
     
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  4. Feb 14, 2018 at 3:52 AM
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    dan0mite

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    Will definitely check this out. I’ve been wanting to redo and update my build thread so hopefully this’ll be the ticket. Thanks!
     
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  5. Feb 14, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    nice. your tundra is awesome man.
     
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  6. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    Please do! There is a ton of room for improvement; so if you have any ideas or suggestions on how it be more useful to you, please let me know.
     
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  7. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:15 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    I hope so. You'll definitely want to try the export function at least once. The output it generates for forum threads can always be tweaked.
     
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  8. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:25 PM
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    Spent all damn morning on your site...I’ve done too damn much on this truck. I’ve pretty much listed everything but am now going back and updating with pics.

    I’m looking forward to trying the export feature...it’s the reason I’m doing it. :thumbsup:
     
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  9. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:32 PM
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    This is neat. I even forget where I got something or what brand it is after a few years, so there is no way to tell people who ask. Also helps if you need to replace something down the road. I haven't checked it out yet, but I will!

    Edit: I went through and looked around. I am REALLY digging the part where I can scroll through hundreds of taco mods and check them out. That is very helpful, I hope this thing blows up and you do well with it sir!
     
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  10. Feb 14, 2018 at 3:18 PM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    I saw! Your build is ridiculous. So much work into it. Let me know what you think of the export feature, especially if the output could use some tweaking; one thing I'm going to add to the export is showing more of a build's photos.
     
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  11. Feb 14, 2018 at 11:17 PM
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    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    The list of mods for your platform is one of my favorite functions, too. The idea behind that section was to help people discover mods for their rigs specifically. Eventually, I'll make it better by letting users filter the mod list even more, such as down to a mod type (eg. wheels or suspension).
     
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  12. Feb 16, 2018 at 1:41 AM
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    Spvrtan

    Spvrtan [OP] "Your assembly required."

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    So as some have noticed, users can create multiple builds on their account for anything they have (eg. truck, bike, car). I've been considering adding "gear" platforms for people to document with their own build pages, too, such as: everyday carry and guns.
     
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