24 April 2014

The Ruby Reflector

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Gowalla

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By Adam Keys of The Real Adam 4 months ago.
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…feature on Pinterest came to be. Having worked on the edges of stuff like this in my Gowalla days, this was an intriguing read. Even if you haven't worked on a location product, stick around and read it for the behind-the-scenes details and the loving treatment of how an idea becomes a product.

Architecture and Agility: Married, Divorced, or Just Good Friends? It starts here...

Does agile development need architecture? Does architecture need agile development? Is it possible …

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By Adam Keys of The Real Adam 4 months ago.
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My favorite design touch in the Gowalla apps was the rainbow bar. Small wonder that fellow Gowalla alumni Mattt Thompson included one on the landing page for his collection of NSHipster essays that you can now buy as an eBook with cash money.

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By Sara of Heroku 5 months ago.
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From Gowalla to Heroku

After college, Mattt worked as a Rails developer for iKnow , a Tokyo startup, which is where he got into iOS development. As his chops in iOS programming improved, his interest in another iPhone app, Gowalla , grew, which inspired him to cold call Gowalla co-founder and CTO Scott Raymond. Mattt joined Gowalla as an iOS developer in 2010. Facebook acquired Gowalla in late 2011.

"When it came time to look around for my …

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On ZURB 2 years ago.
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It's like when check-in apps, like Gowalla and Foursquare, came on the scene. At first, nobody wanted to give away their location, but now it's like second nature to check-in. Giving away even more information on our whereabouts, what we exactly do when we're there may one day be like second nature.

To hear more about the Freaky Line, check out our podcast and summary of Robert Scoble's soapbox: Check out the Podcast & Summary of Robert Scoble's Soapbox …

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By Peter Cooper of Ruby Inside over 2 years ago.
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Likeable is a new open-source Ruby library built by Gowalla to store 'likes' on items. It works with ActiveRecord objects but can be used with any Ruby object that implements an #id method. If you have Redis ready and waiting, it looks pretty easy to get going.

X11Client: Manage X11 Windows/Events from Ruby (including Mouse Control)

Example Rails 3.1.1 App using Mongoid and OmniAuth 1.0

With OmniAuth 1.0 out just last week, it's great …

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By Assaf of Labnotes over 2 years ago.
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Trademark feature This one paragraph had me in shock. Not that people don't care for that feature, but that they kept it around for so long :

Most notably, we will be removing Items completely with the next release of Gowalla. While they have been a trademark feature of Gowalla since the beginning — one that our entire team poured much effort and passion into — fewer than half a percent of our active community makes use of them. It now causes more distraction than joy for the vast majority of our community.

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On PeepCode Products almost 3 years ago.
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…social network checkins on a map. You'll make API requests to Facebook, Gowalla, and Foursquare.

You'll also learn about the cutting edge features of Ruby 1.9 that make evented programming much easier. We'll use Fibers to write asynchronous applications that look like traditional procedural code. And you'll write a simple web service with Goliath, PostRank's evented replacement for Rack.

EventMachine is a powerful tool, but many features are difficult …

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On ZURB almost 3 years ago.
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…that inappropriately use techniques, such as gamification. Foursquare, Gowalla, and other services popularized the use of game mechanics to drive user engagement. Unfortunately, many companies have strictly copied the obvious game elements, such as badges and leveling-up, without understanding the deeper psychology at work. These services have seen the power of persuasive design, but lack a true understanding of how to properly apply psychology in UX design.

Baxter is right in saying …

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By Lee of Lee Munroe 3 years ago.
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Every night there are a tonne of parties hosted by the likes of Mashable, Gowalla, Foursquare, Vimeo, YouTube, Media Temple, MMXINI that are attended by everyone in the industry (plus the occasional celebrity ).

The parties are definitely the best places to meet people and if there's someone you really want to say hello to you can usually stalk them on Gowalla or Twitter.

The Ginger Man was a local favourite for meeting up with designers and developers. …

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…importantly) support for filtering your tweets based on keywords or their source ( Foursquare, Gowalla). I spent a good chunk of the late winter and early spring of this year getting the application into a beta state. When Twitter bought out Tweetie, I made the difficult decision to scrap the entire project. Going into the iPhone Twitter market was a bad idea before, but with Twitter now offering their own clients, it's a suicide mission. I did end up open sourcing the code …

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