Yes, I’ve turned the transaction log automation system I’ve been using for years into an actual product. Â Heck, I like the new version much better than the old – it was a great excuse to hack on it and I might even sell a few copies.
The interesting thing is what was holding me back… well, two things really: Â First, I reallllly didn’t want to be responsible for having anyone’s credentials (read “SL password”) going through any of my systems. Â What LL really ought to do is implement a nice API where you can grant read-only access to your logs… think Facebook, Google, Twitter… well, just about any system that would like to interoperate with other web apps (yes, yes. Â I know). Â Anyway, it took some pondering and I’ve got a solution that does in-world generation of a per-user registration key for validation, and then the user installs and runs (and gives their password to) a small external program that checks the registration key against the account. Â Simple and the truly paranoid can run a network sniffer to confirm that my program only talks to secondlife.com and not some shadowy password hoarder.
Second, getting it to work right was more effort than I wanted to give away for free. Â Yes, I did it for myself, but there’s significant value in it (I think) and I don’t want to undervalue the effort required to get it to work right as a product.
So, I’m probably going to turn on the marketplace vendor soon and see what happens. Â Should be interesting.
BTW: here’s the marketplace link:Â https://marketplace.secondlife.com/p/TrackTrans-v10-Registration-Box/5471168