Introduction to Hashtag Vote
Back in June of 2014, Mubashar Iqbal came to me with the idea of using Twitter's API to use hashtags as a voting method for the FIFA World Cup. Over a few nights of hacking and designing, we created a simple way for people to use hashtagvote.me website and the backend would scrape twitter's API for certain hashtags that we were tracking during the events, so users didn't even have to use the site to vote.
There are two stages of the site, pre-match and post-match. Pre, as seeing above as Ghana vs USA, is what the match looks like when the voting is tracked. The post match view, reduces the information in a list view with the voting results.
At the end of the World Cup, we had a remarkable turnout for the time spent building and designing this project. We hope to make this project more sustainable and scalable in the future for more events.