Last week E27 and the Singapore PHP User Group organized the 2nd Facebook Developer’s Garage in Singapore. As a fresh Facebook developer, I was ecstatic when my teams and I were invited to present 2 of our applications there: AntRush and Prosperity Garden.
I have not written about AntRush before because the application is still in Beta so here’s a quick introduction:
AntRush is a simple online turn-based strategy game where you’re given an ant colony which you can grow and some eggs which you can morph into workers and soldiers. Once you have a big enough army, you can invade your friend’s colonies, kill their ants and rob them of their resources in the process.
Coming back to the event, I felt that we didn’t really give a good presentation because we didn’t have time to prepare for it and hence went with an impromptu style presentation. We mainly spoke about our experience developing the application, how we came up with the idea, the technology used and problems encountered(especially with the user interface(UI)). As promised, I’ll spare the technical details as they can get pretty mundane and focus on writing about the interesting points I learnt UI-wise from my experience of developing these 2 Facebook apps.
Read the rest of this entry »