This is the ad to get people engaging with the game.
A cartoonist helped me with some images for my Facebook page
Here's the cartoon that appears when first playing the game.
Notify Me, the new One time notification is used effectively here.
Each day, the user either gets a new message in messenger, or a txt.
A txt links them to Facebook Messenger to guess their score.
The score builds up over the month to reveal a total for the month. If you're highest you go on a leaderboard for the month and year.
Trying to keep track of ever changing auction prices, I was frustrated with not knowing what houses were selling for
What it does
It trains you to know prices at auction by giving you an auction to guess each day. Your guess goes through messenger and it stores and calculates a score when it sells, sending you a one time notification or a txt message to say what it sold for, and getting you to check your score again.
How I built it
Using PHP, Symfony framework, Redis and Docker. I also txt using Nexmo. The notifications are built upon an earlier developed framework that calculates interest groups, so I had to adapt the interest groups into auction groupings and make the notifications of an "activity" to be an auction. I also built the scoring based on the guess from scratch.
Challenges I ran into
Built in Docker, there was some learning to get this deployed on AWS using Fargate, which is quite new.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Notifications using txt message as a backup to using one time notifications which are quite new to Facebook.
What I learned
How to write in a competition style, with emoticons and a competition tone of voice. I modeled this on a 12 days until Christmas competition that I helped someone with.
What's next for Upcoming Auctions in Auckland
I am going to make a revenue model from real estate agents coming alongside a buyer as they hone their skills in guessing auctions. Hopefully building up a mutual relationship of trust between agent and seller, which is a lot better than what agents do currently when they put an ad up that says "sell with me" - which doesn't work well.