Hi all! Hope you all have had a productive week and are ready to unwind and de-stress over the weekend
We have a very special blog entry this week as we take great pleasure in introducing WAYN’s long awaited application- Map Your Friends But as a little twist we’re going to allow the ‘man behind the app’- WAYN’s head honcho developer A.K.A Neo and Agent Smith from The Matrix rolled into one- Michal, to talk about it, together with what spurred him to develop it. Over to him then…
Hi guys- Michal here.
So to give you all a heads up on the app itself and the inspiration behind it…
One day some weeks ago, I was sharing a plate of code for lunch with my colleague Michael (the Morpheus to my Neo if you like- and yes, the WAYN developer team eats, sleeps, lives on computer code. In fact, you should think of us as lines of computer code 😉 ).
While we were feasting on spoonfuls of binary digits, we thought ‘wouldn’t it be nice to know how far each of our circles of friends extends geographically’. We wanted to picture where all our friends were throughout the globe in an instant; to plan our trips around where in the world we had friends to visit- to be able to really feel part of what we call the global village. And that’s when the Map Your Friends idea came to us.
Using the app, you will be able to see exactly how many people you are friends with in every country of the world- though of course it is only designed to show the friends you have in the ‘dream world’ 😉
It will help to provide inspiration for your next trip (which is exactly what WAYN helps you to do) and what’s more, the points you accumulate by mapping your friends will be able to give you some idea about how connected you are with the world. And as we all have friends not only on WAYN but on Facebook too, I made sure there was a Facebook compatible version as well
The app’s been doing great so far- over 20,000 users have populated their maps and shared it with 170,000 of their friends- with the most connected user having friends in an amazing 162 countries and 1104 towns!
P.s. Don’t stress if you encounter a few of those pesky bugs- they’re just glitches in the matrix that’s all 😉
or as he looks in computer code-