Bitten by the code bug – again.

This is what my life looked like the past week – a serious case of being bitten by the code bug  – again. I love doing code, but it eats me up. ‘Just checking this’ ends up taking all day, and evening too, and night sometimes. I’m totally happy  doing code – why I ever stopped doing this for a living beats me – and my family puts up with my distractedness and weird hours. Must not over-do this thing though

I am developing an app, titled geloof in jou, to be used to speed-date with religion. The app is to be part of a traveling exhibition about (the need for) diversity in religous and social beliefs titled ‘Hemel en Aarde tussen de Rivieren’ i.e. ‘Heaven and Earth between the Rivers’. I do the app, the photography and the design,  I also programmed the interactive display. 

I now have   a working prototype of the app.  One gets to sort a  stack of cards – the young intern did the fantastic icons – that a player can swipe right (this has meaning for me) or left (no meaning). An intricate algorithm keeps score, detects cheating and finally tells the player what kind of religious personality type he or she is. The score  isn’t about what your religious preferences and beliefs are, but about how you believe : what things you do or don’t do and how you connect to other people. I love it … 

Later: the exhibition is gone, but the app can still be played – be it in a browser- check it out here.

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