I am Bradley Erickson

Client: Wyoming Department of Health

Where: The app primarily lives on knowyo.org and the Facebook page.

Purpose:  Increase STD risk awareness and encourage Wyoming citizens to get tested.

What I Did:  I built an interface using the Facebook SDK in PHP & javascript with artwork by our team at Adbay.com.  This project came together pretty quickly.  A user should login to the app through the Facebook canvas page or a standalone mobile version.  The application reads their friends list and compiles a “most likely had/have STDs” friend counter based on Wyoming STD statistics.  Due to privacy concerns, the application does not look at profile information for the user friends, nor does it make any assumptions about your friends and their STD status.  It is a very loose estimator that will hopefully encourage awareness about the users risk.

The primary challenges were addressing changes in the Facebook SDK between the creation of the app and launch.  This application went through many rounds of approval before launch, and Facebook changed not only how their developer management panel works, but also the pathways for deploying a canvas application on mobile devices.  Because of this, I had to create a stand alone web version of the application for mobile devices.

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