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Autostumble Source Code Released

As long time readers will know, I released Autostumble back in April 2008 (wow, yes coming up two years ago). At the time, it absolutely wtfpwned StumbleUpon and our network delivered just under half a million vote swaps.

The program went through a few versions, having various features added on the way and multiple fixes as StumbleUpon desperately tried to keep its pants up. The final (version 4, which was fixed in such a hurry it came out the factory with “v3″ still plastered on) was the last incarnation of the application.

Unfortunately, the time taken to monitor the network, answer support e-mails and keep the fixes coming was consuming more time than I ever intended. I worked with another dev to get an online version up, but that never got to a stable launch, so the whole thing basically gathered dust.

So three things:

1) I’ve released the Autostumble source code for download for anyone that wants to have a crack at reverse engineering it.

2) For those that can’t code There is actually a really nice copy of Autostumble which works, that is currently doing pretty well from what I can see. It also has a function to add reviews, which AutoStumble never had. So, if you still want to swap some stumbles, that’s the place to go.

3) I talked to the guy that runs it, and he has arranged this voucher code for old Autostumble users: AutoStumbleOld

Enter that code and you’ll get a pretty nice $20 off.

I’ve been working hard with the development team at the full-time SEO company I work at to develop some really nice apps for the SEO world, which shall be surfacing in Q2 of 2010. It’s really surprising what you can achieve when you have a team of full-time developers to help.

Anyway for now:

Coders can get Autostumble source code.

Marketers can get a working Autostumble type program.

This is all. [insert vague promising of posting more here].

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6 responses to “Autostumble Source Code Released”

  • Jez says:

    So, I gave you 20 quid for AS after it stopped working (but before you stopped selling it).

    Now I use your aff link for a replacement (as I have a use for such a tool) and find thats a dead duck also.

    Cheers… your a real help.

    Comment by Jez
    February 5th, 2010 @ 1:20 am

  • Mark says:

    Calm down, ducky. Autostumble was always only going to be about and support offered as I deemed reasonable effort vs Stumbleupon. Anyone that bought Autostumble within a month of it going dead, I offered a refund as I felt they wouldn’t have got fair use out of it.

    If you still want your twenty English pounds back, just bang me an e-mail with the PayPal transaction ID and I’ll refund it.

    I tested Feanor’s replacement and it works a treat. He also has a refund policy if you’re not happy, so chill out.

    Side note, when you’re slagging someone off and trying to say “you are”, it’s shortened to “you’re”, not “your”. Anyway, send me that e-mail if you want a refund, yar?

    Comment by Mark
    February 5th, 2010 @ 1:39 am

  • Jason says:

    Thanks for this Mark, I remember when it first came out. Looked cool but I never got around to buying it.

    Now I just need to convert it to C# so I tell what’s going on :D

    Comment by Jason
    February 11th, 2010 @ 4:12 am

  • darjeeling says:

    Its very cool if you convert to C#. Let me know why you can share your code? by the way tnx for sharing. :)

    Comment by darjeeling
    March 10th, 2010 @ 8:57 am

  • Petey says:

    Thanks Mark! The original Autostumble program brought me over 20,000 visitors from stumbleupon. Can’t wait to get this working again!

    Comment by Petey
    May 8th, 2010 @ 3:33 am

  • Coder says:

    Thanks for the source code! :-)

    Comment by Coder
    July 14th, 2010 @ 12:07 am