My friends and I run a yearly bicycle scavenger hunt and this year it was up to my wife and me to plan it. One of the problems we always face is predictability. Each hunt can be easily planned out ahead of time by the participants, who then just go from place to place in order. I wanted to break that.
My idea was a system that only gave one question to solve at a time. When you answer the question, you get some points and the next question. To achieve this, I wrote a Ruby on Rails app that ties in with Twilio, allowing anyone with a cellphone to join teams, participate in answering questions and get ridiculed by me behind the scenes.
Check out The Hunt, which is fully open sourced and accepting of comments & criticism.
I had a small error with my home network, so now the port that the HTTP server listens on is assigned by the system and not static. Check the Info screen for details.
There was a code signing issue with the previous release. This release fixes that issue.
The latest version is available from the Boo! page.
Another year, another release of Boo!
- Boo! now requires Mavericks.
- Drag and drop files are now supported.
- All underlying libraries have been updated.
- An info screen was added to view available addresses to connect to.
It seems the download is broken. This will be remedied shortly.
Boo! has been upgraded to version 1.1.1. This update makes the interface Retina-supported as well as upgrades to the latest version of jQuery Mobile.