Tournaments: Making Life Easier with Facebook
Why tournaments?
1. Hard to Create
 
2. Difficult to share
 
 
 
 
Help these people
 
 
 
What we missed
Lightweight interaction
Create for  someone , not  everyone
http://apps.facebook.com/ mytournaments
 
Lessons Learned <ul><li>System penalizes more complicated apps </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight interactions: a must have </l...
The Future <ul><li>Other types of tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>API </li></ul><ul><li>Fans and Bets </li></ul><ul><li>Marc...
What’s the problem? <ul><li>Annoying to create  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper, markers, rulers, straight lines… </li></ul></...
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    1. 1. Tournaments: Making Life Easier with Facebook
    2. 2. Why tournaments?
    3. 3. 1. Hard to Create
    4. 5. 2. Difficult to share
    5. 10. Help these people
    6. 14. What we missed
    7. 15. Lightweight interaction
    8. 16. Create for someone , not everyone
    9. 17. http://apps.facebook.com/ mytournaments
    10. 19. Lessons Learned <ul><li>System penalizes more complicated apps </li></ul><ul><li>Lightweight interactions: a must have </li></ul><ul><li>If seeking users, start simple and viral </li></ul><ul><li>Product management with simultaneous coding </li></ul><ul><li>Coding gets you chicks </li></ul>
    11. 20. The Future <ul><li>Other types of tournaments </li></ul><ul><li>API </li></ul><ul><li>Fans and Bets </li></ul><ul><li>March Madness </li></ul><ul><li>Clones </li></ul>
    12. 21. What’s the problem? <ul><li>Annoying to create </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Paper, markers, rulers, straight lines… </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Difficult to share </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ here’s a link – you have to register” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Not Dynamic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ shoot, Ben dropped, I gotta redraw it” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Hard to communicate </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ I beat you at beirut!” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Who am I playing next?” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>N^2 complexity with more users </li></ul>
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