Playspedia is my latest creation that I’ve taken on for 2011. In short, it’s the Ultimate playbook for people to share animated plays with dragging and dropping, and annotating each step. My brother and I created this after running the Ultimatehandbook for many years and realized there was not a simple way for Ultimate players to illustrate plays online. While it’s still in its very early stages, Playspedia has been quickly adopted by the community and shared on various blogs.
In addition, we’re cooking up some new features features that we expect to roll out by Fall 2011. While it is currently only for Ultimate Frisbee, we plan on opening it up to more sports as we get through the “beta” phase.
Playspedia runs on CodeIgniter, MySql and jQuery and was developed with the help of a few friends and my brother. It was my first major personal project where I decided to use the CodeIgniter PHP framework. Having used Zend I decided that it was time to use something leaner, and CodeIgniter seemed like a great fit as it’s very lean and fast. Although some developers consider CodeIgniter to be a basic framework, I think it’s a perfect framework for those who wish to customize and build their own design constructs. It is very basic at its core, but it’s also very easy to extend to create a very well fine tuned application.