Archive for June, 2007

mexico added, downtime

June 16, 2007

We just added support for Mexico, so we’ve now got all of North America covered.

Sadly, almost simultaneously our database went down and is now reporting “too many connections.” I am not sure if it is just an intermittent failure or if we’re under attack or just received a huge spike in traffic! We’ll see soon, I hope we do not have to revert from back ups.

UPDATE 06/16 9:40AM: Everything is back to normal!

SMS update

June 11, 2007

An update from yesterday … we now support city queries via SMS, for both US and Canadian cities. The syntax follows:

cty [city name], [state/province abbrev]

Examples:

cty portland,or

cty vancouver, bc

cty san francisco, ca

Yeah, it’s REAL basic and we promise more coming soon… but think of it as a wonderful start! Now you can get the info on where to go when you’re on the go!

Email / SMS message support

June 9, 2007

I haven’t written here in a while, but I have very exciting news for all of you that follow safe2pee. We now have support for SMS messages (aka text messaging)!

This feature is still in early beta and the email address is rather long.

At the moment this feature only supports US postal codes. Have no fear though, we will be shortening the address, adding more information, Canadian locations and search by city soon.

Try emailing or texting local at safe2pee dot org. the syntax is as follows:

zip 94109

zip 11212

Again this is still in serious beta, so we’d love to hear your feedback!

Update! We now support queries by city. details, details