Test your geo skills with Guess Where? app

A week ago I came across an interesting geo quiz by Telegraph. The quiz that used 15 static unmarked map views of famous capitals from around the world - requires you to guess the name of those capitals - ultimately challenging your geographical skills. Despite being maps enthusiast, I could only guess 6 correctly out of 15. I would blame it on playing it straight after waking up in the morning.

Nevertheless, I immediately thought, how great it would be to have a live, interactive and dynamic version of it. Well, I also thought why not build it. So here it is at http://jabran.me/guess-where/ Go ahead and give it a go!

Technical side:

The app is based on following technologies:

  • FontAwesome - for awesome font based icons
  • Bootstrap - for overall styling
  • JavaScript - for general purpose and interactions
  • Google Maps API - for wonderful enriched dynamic maps
  • jQuery - for DOM manipulation

To keep the development, deployment and maintenance at ease, I have also incorporated following technologies:

  • Git - for version control
  • Github - for convenient collaboration and hosting
  • Sass - for customizing the Bootstrap Sass and custom CSS
  • Bower - for front-end resource management
  • Grunt/NPM - for automatic workflow, builds and deployment

Well, that looks like a long list and probably an overkill for a one page app but it is pretty much a default setup I would use for any such app.

Collaboration:

The code of app is open source and available at Github to fork, collaborate or just view under MIT license. You will need followings pre-installed to get going with it:

  • Node
  • Sass
  • Grunt
  • Bower

Fork the repository using git clone https://github.com/jabranr/guess-where.git. Once ready, use grunt for development workflow and grunt build for production build. If you have something to fix or add, then please do not make a production build but open a pull request with only development changes.

Happy guessing!