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Outgress - Ingress Analytics

Discussion in 'Forum Showcase and Critiques' started by digitalpoint, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    I started playing Ingress last summer, and decided to build a site that solved some problems I had with the game as a player. Plus I thought it would be a fun thing to build as well.


    It's really not a community that much. It's more an analytics application built on top of the XenForo framework.

    Basically users can feed their email damage reports from the game into the system and it builds profiles and things based on aggregate data flowing in.

    ...and it's going to be of zero interest to anyone who doesn't play Ingress, so I won't get into too much detail about what it does unless someone wants to know. lol
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  2. Lawrence

    Lawrence Well-Known Member

    For the concept and execution of it, 100 out of 100. How did you come up with that idea?

    For the styling of the forum itself: ummmm.... (y)
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  3. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Yeah... Don't really care much about the style. It's a tool/system that does a job, and users are there because of what it does, not what it looks like. :)

    As far as idea... Really just came about because it was stuff I wish I had as a player. :)
  4. Slavik

    Slavik XenForo Moderator Staff Member

    Ha, just installed this app, seems like a fun thing to do :)
  5. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member

    It really is. I've been playing it since Dec 2012 ;)
  6. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    It is... I figure if I'm gonna play a game, might as well do something that takes me to cool places and gives me exercise. :)

    I started playing last summer, and I've walked over 1,100 km playing since then. :)

  7. Liam W

    Liam W Well-Known Member


    I've only managed to walk 1600KM...

    Granted, I started playing before the agent tab.
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  8. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Only? Pretty sure 1600 is more than 1100. :)
  9. EQnoble

    EQnoble Well-Known Member

    Since summer of last year - 1100
    Since Dec 2012 - 1600

    you = more than 1100 a year
    Liam = about 530 a year

    Hence the 'only' I would guess.
  10. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    This site has been a fun little project and it's been growing like mad just from word of mouth. I built a little stats page that shows growth of the volume of data it's ingesting.

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  11. Dakis

    Dakis Well-Known Member

    That's very impressive :)
  12. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    The new Pokémon GO game is based on Ingress (a stripped down version basically). But decided to take advantage of the map data we have and regurgitated it to also be a Pokémon GO map of Poké Stops and Gyms.

  13. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    You should have called it gogress.
  14. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    Why exactly is that?
  15. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    Pokemon go is based on ingress.
  16. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    So? Pokémon users don't know that. Ingress is based on usage of a GPS and compiled C++. Why not call it GoCGPS? Stupid.

    Why don't you call your site XenUtahFishKeepers since it's based on XenForo? lol
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  17. CarpCharacin

    CarpCharacin Active Member

    lol I guess you're right.
  18. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    On a side note, can I just say that running a XenForo site that doesn't get thousands of spams per day is way more fun. haha

    System is still growing pretty exponentially for Ingress players... It now has:
    • People feeding data into it from 60 countries
    • 979,007 unique in-game portals seen
    • 257,044 unique players seen
    • Processed 17,349,112 emails that people have forwarded

    But back to the original point of this post... not spending 95% of your time dealing with spammers, scammers, etc. is nice. :)
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  19. Cryptomancer1

    Cryptomancer1 New Member

    @digitalpoint do you have a process for removing my data from your app?
    As a resident of ireland and the eu I never agreed to it bwing used and want to submit a formal request for a removal.
    How do I do that?
  20. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    If you are feeding data, yes you can remove your data by removing your emails.

    If by "your data" you are asking that we remove your fictional agent name from other people's emails, it's not possible as we don't have access to people's email accounts (that would need to be something that only Niantic can do for you going forward [they would not be able to alter emails they already sent to users]). Your in-game name existing within a different user's email does not make their email you data. Just like an email you get isn't "owned" by someone else, they also can't delete your emails.

    Ingress (and by definition, Outgress) does not transmit any personally identifiable information to other players.

    Ingress Privacy Policy:
    If you are trying to hide your fictional agent name from being seen in certain places at certain times, my best advice would be to not play a game that transmits your whereabouts to thousands of strangers in realtime via push notifications, comms and email (I don't mean that sarcastically).

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