Online Trivia Game

Discussion in 'Web Design and Development' started by Strider64, Oct 14, 2016.

  1. Strider64 macrumors regular

    Strider64

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    #1
    I have over the last 2 to 3 months been revising my online trivia game that I have written in PHP, JQuery, Ajax and JSON. I have been doing this mostly out of fun, but partially out of strengthening my own portfolio. The game itself is public domain and is still a work in progress. Yes, I know there's a boatload of online trivia games out there, but this has been fun strengthening my development skills and learning new techniques. I'm not asking for a review or to critique it and I'm asking no money for it nor am I selling anything. I just wanted to give in more exposure to the game and maybe a few minutes of fun.:)

    Here's the link: https://www.pepster.com/trivia/trivia.php

    Like I said I'm still working on it, so there might still be a few bugs to it and from time to time I'll be updating it.
     
  2. 960design macrumors 68020

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    Very nice... I'd only recommend cleaning up your URLs ( make them pretty URLs ). The design is quite polished.

    Heck, drop the PHP, store the information in a 'text' file, and throw it in an IOS app. Stick a little add banner at the bottom and give it away for free. It will not make you rich, but it could pay for beers for the rest of your life.
     
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  4. Strider64 thread starter macrumors regular

    Strider64

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    Thank for the compliments.
    I plan even cleaning the urls up eventually - though right now the url's are just for test purposes. I don't think I'll be dropping the PHP for that is what I mostly develop in right now and I also have plans in the future where users (and administrators) will be able to add/edit/delete questions and I want to eventually setup a CRON job for daily maintenance of the questions. They right now there is a new set of daily questions, but I have to manually reset it when it gets to the end. Though I might eventually start learning to write IOS applications using SWIFT? I'm kind of surprised I gotten this far considering that this for I have other matters in life that comes first like most people have. Though having a text file instead of a PHP MYSQL is an interesting idea......hmmmm? I'm going to think about that a little bit. It would make it more portable and might make a few cents off it. LOL
     
  5. 960design macrumors 68020

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    I specifically meant dropping the local PHP / AJAX calls to make it usable in iOS without using bandwidth. Updates could be sent via JSON / PHP call to/from your server ( think in-app purchases ). Just try to keep the app from constantly grabbing / needing data over the network for each question.

    Just a thought and unsolicited recommendation.

    I try to always think of scaling when developing, that's why I use a lot of IndexedDB / localStorage in my development. iOS has core data and Swift3 makes it really easy.
     

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