Product & code · Job Collections is a product we built during a recent internal hackathon. AngelList has a lot of great jobs, but sometimes they… · More are a difficult to find. We wanted to use the jobs we already had to make scannable, shareable lists of cool startup jobs that people care about. Taking inspiration from PH's collection feature, we tried something new. Hope you enjoy using it!
Code · After Betaworks acquired Instapaper, the needed help modernizing the code base. The site was written in an obscure custom PHP framework and was… · More crashing constantly. We made the decision to rewrite the backend using Python. The result was a slimmer, faster, and much more easily extendable code base.
Product & Code, Objective-C, Ruby on Rails · After ngmoco acquired Miraphonic, we attempted an ambitious sequel to Epic Pet Wars. We wanted to… · More create a real world pokemon. Monsters and items would be different depending on your physical region. You would need to trade with people from different regions to collect everything. Unfortunately, after ngmoco was acquired by DeNA, we were unable to get the resources to finish the project.
Product & Code, PHP, Objective-C, MySQL · Epic Pet Wars began as an attempt to make money on the App Store. We saw how popular games like Mafia… · More Wars were on Facebook, and we wanted to see if we could find a way to replicate the success using the iPhone. However, we didn't want to just copy what was already out there. Instead, we took inspiration from Pokemon, and decided to build a social game based around collecting and battling unique characters.
In less than two months, we built the iPhone app, Facebook app, and standalone web version of the game. Apple featured the game and we made it into the top 10 apps in the US and many other countries.