Hi, I'm John.

I am a developer designer and photographer.

Honest Town

HonestTown was a project that I completed in one weekend for Comedy Hack Day's Hackathon.

It was built in collaboration with a comedian, the goal was to make a funny, entertaining way to leave satirical yet helpful comments to friends. 

I was the full stack developer on this project. I built the entire site front-end and backend in just 48 hours. 

Launching on Product hunt, the site got 40 up-votes. Within two days of launching over 500 profiles had been claimed and 2,000 cards of "honesty" were left. 

I was able to hack around facebook's restrictive API and integrate a full public facebook search by "scraping" the facebook search functionality that's found on their public site. 

As well, I integrated the ability to anonymously tweet feedback to others from "@honest_town". 

Technology Summary

  • Ruby on Rails
  • Hacked though facebook's restrictive API for a public search
  • Used twitter's API to be able to send anonymous tweets. 
  • Bootstrap 
  • Heroku 
  • Fully Responsive
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