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Thursday, January 1, 2015

Early version of EvyMap! Making "chat on a map" possible.

It has been a year since I've decided to play around with web-development. I started this journey by having a vision about a project: make people able to chat on a map. I thought that it would be interesting to have a sense of visual proximity with the person one talks to. I also used this as an opportunity to dive into new technologies.

How it works: you select a point on Google Maps and set your radius. That's it! 
You will receive all the messages that are being posted within that circle and the messaged you send will be received by the circles that have your point inside. True, asynchronous chat is possible -- this remains to the user to tweak in order to make it synchronous (setup of point/radius).

The link to the website: www.evymap.com.

Here is a preview of the main page:


There is still a long road ahead before this works stable. Top priority now: give users error messages for failing activities. This is an implicit warning: you may not get stuff like "wrong login information" :)
Also, works very bad on phones.

Thankful for any feedback!

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