about the website
This is an website wrote in Ruby on Rails and others libraries, and it's still working at http://skylantern.herokuapp.com/.
Why we establishied it
We wanted to design a pulk like social website. However, unlike plurk focus on sharing mood with friend immediately, SkyLantern try to establish a platform which sharing the things what will happen in the feature. In other words, we try to share "dream", and the joy of "dreams come ture".
The design concept form chinese culture. During the period of three kingdoms in chinese history, legion contact with others via a big balloon which made by paper and drive by hot air.Now, in Pingxi, Taiwan, There's a lot of tourists write their dream or what they hope it will come true on the sky lantern, and fly it in to sky. For example, if I want to find take the London Eye, the ferris wheel located in london, and I share it by using SkyLantern. After this, my friends may offer me informations about travelling in London, or urge me to finish it.
SkyLantern has a timeline in future, every new post has to set a target time and each sky lantern has different height means the distance between now and the target time. Therefore, if a sky lantern reached the top of the screen, it's means that the message should be done. Because of this, friends will know what you should done at this time.