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README

Sparkr - Make Sparks Fly!

Problem

Everyones talking about Tinder but Tinder isn't for everyone, particularly for people over 50. There are dating sites out there for people in this age range but these sites aren't simple like Tinder and charge like crazy.

We wanted to create a web application that catered for people over 50 to meet a potential love interest or two! The application needed to be simple and more than about appearance. And most importantly a bit of fun!

Libraries, Gems and other stuff

  • Faye
  • handlebars.js
  • dropzone.js
gem 'figaro'
gem 'font-awesome-rails'
gem 'omniauth'
gem 'omniauth-facebook'
gem 'carrierwave'
gem 'cloudinary'
gem 'mini_magick'
gem 'private_pub'
gem 'thin'
gem 'dropzonejs-rails'
gem 'normalize-rails'
gem 'geocoder'

Solution

Sparkr - where the sparks fly!

Sore bits

  • Facebook authentication
  • Faye - running two servers on Heroku
  • Fireworks

Cool beans

  • Sparka is working.. kinda..
  • Moments animation and tracking of moments
  • Instant messaging

The 'I' in Team

  • TJ: Instant messaging
  • May: Getting the back-end working
  • Amy: Dropzone and ajax
  • Julia: Styling

What's next?

  • filtering users
  • make it responsive
  • email verification
  • forgot your password
  • matches notification
  • fireworks functionality
  • facebook authentication - DONE
  • upload photos from facebook
  • user profile photo display on edit - DONE
  • ajax on all pages

Credits

Sparkr was designed and developed by TJ, May, Amy and Julia. We created Sparkr for project two of the Web Development Immersive Eight course at General Assembly, Sydney.

Thank you!

Massive thank you to Joel Turnbull and Jack Jeffress at General Assembly, Sydney. And a special thank you to Per Hallström and Jack Watson-Hamblin.

We couldn't have done it without all your help and support!