Posted by: RyanSpoon | August 24, 2009

Dogpatch Labs + Rails Rumble 2009 Produces (Video Tour)

Rails Rumble 2009 concluded yesterday at 5:00pm pst. About 250 teams submitted their 48-hour projects and the early results look great (here’s an excellent write / thread on Hacker News). Judging for the event begins tonight.

Dogpatch Labs hosted a team of four (see roster below) that created a social way to create viral match-ups. FastFeud is integrated into Facebook (via Facebook Connect) and Twitter – allowing users to share content through their social graphs.


Member and designer Rob Abbott gives a tour of FastFeud and its Facebook integration:


This or That: it is an age old question that pertains to people, ideas, sports teams, and so on. allows users to quickly create match ups that can then be shared virally through Facebook (using Facebook Connect) and Twitter. The experience is visual, exciting and fast-paced – allowing users to rapidly interact with numerous feuds.

Each match up includes a question, two contestants and images. Users are then encouraged to vote on the match up – on, Facebook and Twitter. Votes are collected and winners are presented.

When shared via Facebook, users are able to post the match up and images of the two contestants directly into their Facebook feeds. When shared via Twitter, users are able to promote their match up and voting preference to their Twitter following.

Developed for the Rails Rumble 2009 contest in 48 hours by the Browseology Team and friends from Lijit and Egg Haus with the support of Dog Patch Labs.

The Team

Joe Pestro (@joepestro) – Developer for and Co-Founder of Browseology, LLC
Art Chang (@kineticac) – Developer for and Co-Founder of Browseology, LLC
Kevin Olsen (@kevinrolsen) – Developer for (flew in from Colorado to the SF Bay Area to work on this)
Rob Abbott (@abbott) – Founder and CEO of Egg Haus


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: