Pickery: The skill of picking winners. (2017-2019)
Jam-packed with free and premium soccer and basketball leagues and special events from around the world. Swipe to pick your winners. Then come back for live score updates, and see if you got your predictions correct!
And that’s just the commercial tagline!
Pickery was originally a
derpfootball.com message board game played
by community members during English Premier League matches. Players
would post their pics to be tabulated by an administrator.
After some attempts at developing a Ruby (no rails, mom!) backend for
Waiting on Builds, I took on the massive effort of turning this into a game. In-way-over-my-head kind of stuff.
This was the time for some dodgy product decisions, too, such as imposing a day-of limitation on when users could pick events done to drive daily traffic but driving two of my eight users nuts.
Solution? Push notifications to remind folks to vote on events; only problem, this is a website. Let’s build an app!