#MauiSunset Catalogue – Beta

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

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Maui SunsetAloha Maui sunset fans!

In a post last month, I mentioned a little project I was starting with the #MauiSunset Flickr Group. Well, about two weeks ago I kicked off a beta version of the #MauiSunset Catalogue over at the Daily Maui Photo website. This new page allows you to click back in time and view sunset photos from earlier this year, and years past.

It’s still an early beta, as there are many, many other features I’m looking to add this summer. The navigation is simple to use, but I’d still like to enhance it a little bit in the coming months, too. But for now, I think it does a pretty decent job of achieving the simple goal of showing Maui sunsets day by day, er, rather night by night. ;)

The Numbers So Far

At the start of this week, we’ve already collected over 100 photos and 23 members in our #MauiSunset Flickr Group, which isn’t bad for just about 8 weeks time. As part of those photos, we have 46 photos from this past March, and 15 photos already for April. If you’d like to help out, even if you have photos from previous years, take a look at this post and scroll about 1/3 down for the details.

As with everything else, if you have any suggestions or comments, please let me know.

Mahalo,
– Kris

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About Kris

Kris and his wife Cindy are avid Maui fans, and have visited the island half a dozen times since '06. Over the years, they have made many friends living on Maui or through social media, which keeps them in touch with the island until they can return again.

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2 Responses to “#MauiSunset Catalogue – Beta”

  1. Maui Says:

    Very cool, Kris! Hopefully I can contribute. I try to get at least 3 sunsets per week, but time is always an issue. I believe I still have MauiSunset.com and MauiSunsets.com if you’re interested in building some kind of aggregated photo site. Let me know.

    Looking forward to seeing you on island soon! ALOHA!

  2. Kris Says:

    Mahalo! Looking forward to your submissions as I already like the ones you share on Twitter already. Ultimately, I’d like to put together a way for folks to post to this group from their smartphones, and while there are a ton of Flickr upload apps out there, it’s the adding to the group part that I’d need to answer (although I know it’s possible).

    Hoping to be visiting in August, and I know by then you’ll surely have your hands full (all very good, though). Maybe we can try to sync up closer to the end of the year or early 2012 about a more permanent home for this concept (if it takes off).

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