What's Your FatNum?
Numbers are a big deal. Whether you're talking about business, family, fun, personal goals, a lot can be simply boiled down to one big, fat number...
- How many people registered for my app?
- How many batches are left in my database import?
- How many days left until my birthday?
- How many pounds have I lost on my diet?
- And so on...
So what's the big, fat number that you need to keep track of? Whatever it is, FatNum.com can help.
What is FatNum.com?
FatNum.com lets you signup and start tracking your FatNums right now! Right away you are given a simple Web interface for creating your FatNums and keeping them up to date. Each FatNum is assigned a five-character code, so you can share your FatNum with others discreetly without having to log in.
For all you programmers who want their Ruby apps to share data with FatNum.com, I've built this RubyGem for easily accessing and updating your FatNums. From the documentation:
require 'rubygems' require 'fat_num' f = FatNum.new('firstname.lastname@example.org', 'password') # get your statistic response = f.get('e37gh') response.digit #=> 120 response.description #=> 'batches left' # update your statistic f.update('e37gh', 119) # sure enough, our update was successful f.get('e37gh').digit #=> 119
There's also some love for all you Mac users out there -- download the FatNum Dashboard Widget and easily track your FatNums from the comfort of your OSX Dashboard!
Any More Examples?
Here are a couple FatNums that FatNum.com is using for itself:
FatNum.com is super simple, almost to a ridiculous degree, but I hope you can find some imaginitive uses for it!