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Great idea, I definitely struggled to get started with OSS myself, so something like this would be great :)
I'd also say that it's probably a good thing for programmers who've been doing OSS for a while. I would have expected to see a programming language option (I can't get started with an OSS project in python, for example), and it would be good to see things categorised into difficult levels, not just "easy", as it may be that the user is a hacker genius but doesn't know where to look to find things to work on.
UI could have been a little better for the bottom panel, as it's a pain to read things that are stuck to the bottom of my screen, but otherwise I really like the project :)
I like the idea behind this, but in my opinion the execution is a little sloppy, I'm afraid.
I found that the crowds tend to get stuck in local maxima when there are more than 2 of either type of node, and it's really not obvious what is happening at times. The player/zombie nodes definitely need some smoothing applying, they kinda look like they're vibrating.
The UI is usable, but without things like a menu, leaderboard, or even a clear game goal, it's difficult to really get behind the project. With some more work this could have been a pretty amusing conference partner application :)
First thing: The core journey behind this app, checking how active a module and its maintainer is, is something I do manually when I decide whether to use a new module. Unfortunately, it's something I have absolutely no difficultly doing quickly, so I'm not sure what your app really adds to my workflow.
On the other hand, it's a good UI, although a bit buggy (I've had it fail to find existing modules a number of times but then find them fine the second or third time). I also like the number of APIs you plugged in, and for what the app does it does it well. :)
Not a bad idea for an app, but it does seem to be almost replicating the Outlook scheduling assistant. Not sure I'd actually use something like this in real life unless it was tightly integrated to one of the social media platforms I use.
Design is obviously bootstrap, although with a colour scheme and custom font applied. I'm not convinced green and blue was a good choice. There are a couple of UI quirks (for example, what is the + button for on the setup page? The things are added automatically from the calendar.. be consistent :)
On a functionality front, everything seems pretty much bulletproof, which is great, and the core feature set is clearly working. I would have liked to see the ability to log in with some form of OpenID (I prefer not to give out my email directly). Otherwise a good effort, even if it's not my kind of thing.
Thanks for your feedback Ed - really appreciated.
We would like to work on accounts and calendar integration for the next release.
The idea behind this could actually work for a fairly promising advertising platform for small businesses. As-is, it's fairly useless, in my opinion, but I definitely like the concept. Geo-messaging is also integrated into a number of mobile apps, so while I do like the idea it's not particularly innovative.
I like the basic design, but there were a couple of UI quirks I didn't enjoy. Firstly, the messages do not go in time order, they put the newest at the top (which is weird as the UI reminds me of IRC, which works the other way). Also, messages do not have timestamps, which is not ideal. To be honest, I'd probably have felt more comfortable with an IRC-style interface (users on the right, messages on the left) than the tabs that were presented.
In terms of completeness, I think the core feature set is there, but it would be nice to see other areas of the globe where people are currently online, and some other stats like that to make the system seem more life-like.
Overall, I can see promise in the platform, but not particularly this application, but the implementation seems pretty robust. Good work :)