Wump Commentary

When is a blog not a blog?
January 21, 2008, 4:47 pm
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When it’s a dead blog, and this one is. All things Wump have moved to http://www.gnoshme.com including an update on wump itself at http://www.moshme.com/pages/history-of-wump-inc


Wump for Ron Paul
September 7, 2007, 2:43 am
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Enough said.  It’s not about left or right, democrat or republican – it’s about finding someone who can buck the system from the inside. Someone who can kick corporate influence out of policy, bring back a foreign policy that doesn’t further increase the number of people who  want to kill us, and can avert total financial meltdown.

My money is on Ron Paul.

Listingly.com adds support for iPhone users
June 15, 2007, 4:13 pm
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Listinlgy today announce the release of an additional entrance specifically designed for iPhone users.

At it’s core, Listingly is a sophisticated list maker that allows users to create private lists, or shared lists for collaboration. Smart Lists including autosuggestion make building specific kinds of lists, like groceries a breeze.

Listingly is designed to use mobile computing for specific tasks that a user needs while out and about.  Signup, sharing and configuration actions are most often performed on the desktop. Listingly’s clean and spacious design provides powerful tools to create and manage lists.  On the cell phone mobile device,  Listingly provides a simplified interface that is fast, clear, and uses a minimum of bandwidth.  The new entrance skins the current mobile interface to look very much at home on the iPhone.

Listingly.com has seen reasonable growth since it’s launch in April 2007. To date it has appealed to early technology adopters with higher end mobile devices and data subscriptions.

Keith Hunniford, WUMP Services CEO remarks, “Many people use Listingly for joint family shopping lists and print them, but we do have phone users too. When I built the site in early 2007 I knew that one day the average person wouldn’t think twice about using web applications on their phones. What I didn’t realize was that day would be as close as June 29. The release of the iPhone will create a dramatic shift .”

About Listingly.com

Listingly.com is a creation of WUMP Services Inc. is a Denver based Internet development company that focuses on the creation of innovative and dynamic web applications.


What is Wump all about?
January 22, 2007, 6:44 am
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That’s a good place to start. Firstly, “Wump” is WUMP Service Inc. a company based in Denver Colorado. The word “company” is somewhat loose here as it has only had one employee.. That would be me. Wump has evolved. When I first came to the US from Europe, WUMP was a website development shop. This was back in 1999, and I hated customer service, so developed a content management system ( CMS ). Ahead of it’s time, but website development for other people got boring.  From day one on the internet, WUMP worked with MIVASCRIPT.  It was called HTMLSCRIPT back then, but became MIVA. Not the same MIVA as today.. long story.

Anyway. Back then, MIVASscript was a language. MIVA created MIVA Merchant, an ecommerce shopping cart application, cleverly marketed through the hosting channel. Now, sadly, MIVAScript is simply a language used to  create
modules to be sold and / or added to MIVA Merchant.  From pretty much any perspective it is a really bad idea to use MIVAScript to code anything unrelated to MIVA Merchant.

So… In 2001, WUMP launched a website called MvCool.com.  It was a hybrid MIVA Merchant 4 store that allowed MIVA Module developers to add their MIVA Merchant modules to the store, and sell them to end users. In other words, it was a location to sell “add on” plugins to people who were using MIVA Merchant to create an ecommerce store.

It grew.. then it grew. By 2003 it outgrew it competitor and mother MIVA took notice. After failing miserably in an effort to complete, MIVA purchased MvCool, and I went along for the ride joining the management team at the MIVA Small Business division in San Diego.

Enough history. That all ended in March 2006.  At that point WUMP took some time off. It has been reborn as a company that thinks up great internet applications, makes them real, nurtures them, and either builds revenue from the, or sells them.

That is the plan.  In terms of technology there is now a mixture in the mix.  The shift from MIVAScript has meant a whole new world, and after jumping into PHP for a while, the chips have landed, and WUMP is happy to consider Ruby on Rails, on MySQL to be the vehicle to allow it to quickly and efficiently bring innovated internet applications to reality.

Watch this space for untildone.com, tpjam.com, yikini.com, and moshme.com in the coming months.

Hello world!
January 2, 2007, 12:23 am
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