February 26, 2017
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Who has time to fit exercise into their busy schedules these days? Or maybe there is time, but most of us simply lack the motivation to get up and do it. So what if there was an app that could give you that motivation? The Running Club app is a virtual running club that allows users to schedule live activities with friends in different locations.
In this post I'll describe how we planned, built and tested a truly real-time location-based game with Socket.io, Redis, Node.js, and what we learned along the way. Over the past few months, we've spent the majority our free time building a real-time game as a test for our location platform, Geoloqi. We call the game MapAttack! due to its map-based nature. Two teams compete to capture the most points on the gameboard. The gameboard, in this case, is the city streets of the neighborhood the players are in.