We won! Last weekend, the Koombea team participated in the 2009 Rails Rumble, a competition to see who could build the best Rails App in 48 hours. Out of 137 completed apps, our app, Hi, I’m, was selected by the expert judges as one of the 22 finalists to go to public voting. When public voting ended on Sunday night, Hi, I’m topped the leader board!
Hi, I’m is a social profile aggregator. Ben Parr of Mashable described it as a “profile centric FriendFeed.” When you register for Hi, I’m you get a page at http://hi.im/yourname (here’s mine: http://hi.im/ryankuder). Your page is like an Alltop or PopURLs with all of the content you create across the web. We see Hi, I’m as a way for you to introduce yourself to the Internet.
Having only 48 hours to build Hi, I’m, there was a lot we wanted to do that didn’t get done. We’re already working on getting a bug fix release out as soon as we can and starting to work on some of the ideas we got from the feedback provided by the expert judges and the public.
We were incredibly impressed at the quality of the apps that were built in just 48 hours. Congratulations to all of the teams who got such great apps up and running in such a short amount of time. And a HUGE thanks to everyone who supported us for the past week. It’s been a great adventure.
In the meantime, if you’re looking for Rails developers, it might be a good idea to check out the guys who won the Rails Rumble. I hear they’re pretty good at what they do.