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bInspiration.com – a small and funny application

binspiration.com Hey guys,

I am really proud to present my last project written in CakePHP – bInspiration.com.

What is all about?
bInspiration.com is a web 2.0 service which aims at helping people to get inspired. Visitors are challenged to write a sentence including 2 already given words. The application is funny way to get creative, because “filling the gaps” in a text could give unpredictable and interesting results and that’s why I thought it’s really inspiring. More you can learn from about section of the site.

How long does it take to create this
Well, I’ve decided to create this application somewhere about mid of June and in fact the time for development and design was really short, about week and a half, but due to some hardware and admin problems with my hosting, I’ve delayed the start up.

Later on, I decided to show it to some friends and the responses were not very optimistic. Most of the people didn’t get the idea of the site, so definitely there was something wrong. Apart from this I received some very good ideas for improvements and I decided to add them before going live.

The features

  • Ajax interface – the whole interface is ajaxed and it’s really easy to use it.
  • Multilingual – thanks to CakePHP i18n class, the application automatically detect the browser language preferences and translate whole site. According to this, all user’s created content will be filtered by the selected language, so users can read and write in their preferred /or at least available in the site/ language.
  • No administration – yes that’s true, and it’s feature. As a real Web2.0 application, visitors of the site are the real administrators. They can vote for each sentence in the database and from their decision the content will be promoted or completely removed from the database /two spam votes will remove the sentence from the database/.
  • Follow an author – there is possibility to browse through all authors in a specific language. It’s also possible to follow them by subscribing to their rss feed.
  • View the archive – it’s possible to browse through all sentences in the specific language.
  • Changing the given words on the fly – this was an idea from Daniel – to give possibility to switch the current fixed pair, if the visitor is not inspired by the current one.

Future plans
Well, the plans really depends from the activity of the users. 🙂 But at least I have idea to make some statistical reports such as

  • Most active language
  • Most and worst sentence by language
  • Most active author
  • Most used words
  • Probably a contest 🙂

and many other.

I would love to hear any comments about it.

What kind of blogger are you?

I found interesting quiz while browsing IT articles today, shame I miss the opportunity to subscribe to that initiative Blog Action Day which hosts this quiz, but hopefully next year I will participate with many other geeks.

Looking in my blog articles /probably I am the most active reader of them ;)/ I found /curiously how/ that they are really, really serous, without any sense of humor and fun. Only tech articles and stuff which could make my image to look like strong technical guy /which in fact I am/, but there should be a little pinch of fun. Otherwise the blog will become more and more serious and one day people will expect from me to publish an API or even a Technical book otherwise my article wont fit to my profile.

So to let’s put some auto irony and to make my “image” public. Although some of the answers where “I am not exactly this but there is not better answer” here I am:
What Kind of Blogger Are You?

640-822 and 640-863 are the basic tests leading to advanced exams like 70-640 and 70-236 but a lot of 220-602 applicants don’t know about this.

What is yours “Image”?