Mark Horgan


Developer/designer, into building software for the web and mobile.

The creator here, just thought I would provide some background to TripFlint. A few years ago I was planning a hike in Corsica. There's a scary section called Cirque de la Solitude that requires chains and ladders to climb a cliff. I scoured the internet and Flickr in particular to find photos of the section and figure out if I could handle it. This led to TripFlint - it would be a lot easier to plan trips that are a little bit outside your comfort zone, if you could see see someone who's done it before.

I'm looking for beta users to try out the web app.
@gilbertomtnez Great! If you haven't already done so, visit the website and sign up to the waiting list. When I have something for you to try out, I'll let you know.
So it's kind of like an alternative to Gulp without the configuration? What CSS preprocessors and JS variants is it able to compile? Does it support source maps?
@markhorgan Yes, that's part of the story. It currently supports Babel, CoffeeScript, Jade, Less, Sass and Stylus.

There's more to it than that though. It also does Live Share, which gives you a public URL that mirrors your site exactly as it is on your local machine. If you make a change then the Live Share is automatically updated without needing a browser refresh.

Deployment is pretty sweet too. Deploys with Pingy will be free and include SSL and HTTP/2. Even if you cancel the Pingy subscription, your site will still stay online. It's important to me that nobody is locked in. :-)
@DaveJ You can preview the prototype instantly in Sketch or on a device - no need to upload to a web-app first. No monthly subscription. And finally the prototype adapts to any screen size.
I presume the map shown above is only viewable by the site owner. Is there also a public version without user information you can place on your site?
@markhorgan Yes exactly. The first 2 screenshots show the site owner's view, while the 3rd screenshot is an example of the shareable version. The markers aren't clickable and there is no identifying information.
@yatesbrett I should also add that the map is private by default. There is no shareable version until you're ready to share it.