Not too long ago some friends and I were out having drinks at a local bar and we happened unto a pretty funny idea of having a scavenger hunt that would make players find people with different kinds of characteristics in the bar (tall people, short people, people with red hair, people with red shoes, etc.).
More drinks came and we had more and more ideas where not only would you have to find a person with characteristics, but you might have to get a person to do something funny (do the moonwalk, sing a Miley Cyrus song, tie a knot in a cherry stem without using their hands). This craziness served as the conception of an iPhone app that would become BarCards.
Upon release, the app has gotten a decent amount of press from Apple and was on the front page of the iTunes App store for several weeks. BarCards was also picked up on different blogs including some major ones such as Mashable and Gizmodo.
I got to say though that tonight one of the cooler stories has just been released. Jason Buch, writer for the San Antonio Express News, came out with photographer Ivan Aguirre to see BarCards in action with my friends and I this last Friday night at Rebar. He ended up writing this story that was in the Business Section where he interviewed folks playing the app and even some people who were asked random questions.
In case you might be interested, I have also started a blog over at Piñojo Productions that gives insight into the app development process from a VERY non technical person’s point of view.
I am pretty pumped how an app that started out over a couple of beers has taken a life of its own!