The Smoothies Competition application was created for Radox, who wanted a name for their new shampoo. I created an application that allowed Facebook users to submit their suggestions with the chance of winning a free trip to the Caribbean. The application was created in three phases.
Phase 1 was the competition entry form, allowing the user to enter their contact details and submit a name for the new Smoothie Shampoo. Users were allowed to enter as many times as they wanted, and the suggestion field was checked for profanity using a large list of blocked words. This phase of the application also featured a flash animation of the smoothie shampoo, which include the last three names submitted by users.
The entries were pulled into the flash using a XML file coded using PHP to access the database and pull in the last three entries.
Phase 2 took all the entries submitted in Phase 1 and was reduced to a list of top 3 entries choses by a selection of judges. The top three entries were then put to a vote by Facebook users. Over the course of a week, the application received thousands of votes. One name won crowned the winner at the end of this phase.
Phase 3 was an announcement of the winner from Phase 2. The winning name and the Facebook user who suggested the name were announced on the Radox Fan Page for all the users to see.