It was a welcome relief at Monday’s Vancouver Facebook Developer Garage to see so many useful, well-designed and well engineered applications. Of particular note is Active State’s Eat-O-Rama.
A restaurant discovery and rating application written in Python with a mySQL database, the application’s smooth and responsive interface shows the quality that can be expected from a dedicated, experienced team devoting months of focussed effort. Equally impressive is the commitment to a development philosophy that makes comparison testing an integral part of the design process.
Some notable quotes from the presentation are:
“People like to interact where no response is necessary, but a response is possible.”
“The most important thing is to deliver real value to the person using the application. Then impart additional value to their friends.”
Details of the other applications presented are on Miss 604′s blog, which amazingly was produced live during the event.