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 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.

Stay tuned...


  • Joe Arcuri – VP of UX at PALIO, CareerDISCO Founder and Head of Product Reply

    Love this idea, Do you guys have plans to allow users to customize it toward their own event. I have used others and they all kind of suck.

    3 years ago

  • Seth Louey – Creative Director @madglory, Communication Director @AIGAUPSTNY, hackathon addict, problem solver, lover of creativity. Reply

    We haven't thought about that yet, but It's definitely a possibility. :)

    3 years ago