I’m starting to wonder whether this project has been abandoned. I haven’t seen much progress recently, and their blog and developer wiki both seem to be very rarely updated.
I got to wondering about this today, as I tried to load a linked article and it took three tries (after one timeout and one server error) in order to get the link (which routes through their server) to even open the article. Of course, that only served to remind me how frustrated I am with this app / service.
My number one gripe remains that a large portion of the content is not accessible (via services, feeds, or notifications – or anything for that matter) outside of their client application or via a browser directly on their site. In this day and age, I don’t think that’s acceptable for a social networking app.
Since this blog is the #1 Google search result for “mugshot review” (which in itself is probably another bad sign), I have a glimmer of hope that someone – anyone – involved with the project might take notice and at least comment to say that the project is still alive. As a bonus, they could also address my concerns above.
Like I mentioned last time, if it weren’t for some of you who actually use it to share links, I would have dropped Mugshot a long time ago. Perhaps I need to begin my campaign to get you guys to switch to something else.