The idea behind LinkTiger
came to our founders, Steve and Michiel, during a particularly frustrating website project. Steve and Michiel were one of many development teams working on an extremely large and sprawling corporate website. At the time, the teams were each tasked with modernizing a portion of the site.
As the project progressed, each team struggled with a common problem – broken links. Because there were so many different teams working on the site and because many of the site’s pages had interwoven links, it was extremely difficult to keep track of which links worked and which ones didn’t.
On one particular late night, Steve and Michiel grew so frustrated at having to repair a link for what seemed like the 100th time, they decided to do something about it. They decided to build a simple utility that would scan the site and check the integrity of each hyperlink. The utility worked!
After the project ended Steve and Michiel began working on refining their utility. Fueled by copious amounts of caffeinated beverages – LinkTiger version 1 was created.