They have a "poke" feature.
Let's call them Emilie and Maxime
They use it ALL. THE. TIME.
They even ended up poking each other in real life
They want to "win" against the other
But there is no notion of points or victories in Facebook's poke
This is my best illustration of the idea
Responsive design FTW
Framework for the client-side logic
Comes with Handlebars and jQuery
For real-time. More on that later.
For transforming a webapp into a phone app
Godlike entity in the Transformers universe
It is also a pretty awesome websockets library, for real-time events
Allows multiple instances of node.js to communicate, which makes the websockets scalable, thanks to the pub/sub mecanism
Key-value fast & scalable NoSQL database
A User document contains all the data an user needs at any given time
Security warning with HTTPS?
4 months 1/2 from first commit to 1.0 release
~50 000 nopes from ~25 users
Emilie & Maxime sent to each other 15 000 nopes
Operating cost: ~5-6€ / month
Money earned: 0€
Fun: a lot
The todolist won't stop growing T_T