Born from online arguments of who used what song in what video I decided I’d settle it once and for all by building a database. Ably assisted by Greg Short pulling many all nighters uploading videos and a touch of artwork from Fraggle the original site launched in February 2010.
The next couple of years were full of uploading, blog posts and a couple of interviews before I embarked on building an iOS version of the site. A year long project died on the vine of Apple’s review process and bugs in third party components of which I had no control, which killed my enthusiasm for the site for a while.
In 2015 I started a site redesign to make it a bit more usable on mobile as almost half the traffic was now coming from there, that went live in May 2016 without any fanfare, understandably as in hindsight it was a bit half assed.
Fast forward to late 2018, I noticed that someone who recently followed me on Instagram had the sites URL in his profile, showed it to a couple of people and thought nothing more of it. A few weeks later Dillon hit me up, told me he was into the site and if I wanted any help he’d be into it.
Long live BMXMDB.