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desalasworks presents:

a selection of works by steven de salas

XXXX Island Competition

The XXXX Island competition was a Facebook Competition run by Dan Murphy’s.

This was produced in conjunction with RedJelly, an advertising agency based in Tasmania.

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The competition had to be available on both Desktop and Mobile formats.

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National Advertising: Dealing with High Volumes

Due to the high volume of competition entrants the competition was hosted with Heroku, which allowed provisioning of additional servers to handle surges in traffic following advertising.

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The competition was highly successful, receiving more than 10,000 entries.

Dan Murphys Lucky 8

This Facebook competition was run on Chinese New Year 2013, it was designed by RedJelly and hosted by me using Heroku.

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The competition uses the entrant’s date of birth to show their Chinese horoscope before entering the competition:

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It included access to the Facebook API for authentication and to obtain email and date of birth information from competition entrants.

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Value Trader

Value Trader is a tool that calculates stock prices based on value fundamentals from Balance Sheet and Profit and Loss statements. Feel free to use it to determine the financial health and estimated value of your stocks.

Live Address

http://www.valuetrader.net

The Landing Page

The landing page provides concise information on a few selected companies based on a “Watchlist”. These are chosen by investors so that they feature every time they come and visit.

Company Details Page

When drilling down into an individual company. The system provides information by looking at financial data over the past few years to determine general health of the company, as well as provide recommendations based on price (by comparing it to the book value and earnings of the company).

Designed for iPhone

The design has been further enhanced to look good on mobile devices, using a mix of small and large type so the important information is clearly displayed even on a small screen.

IP Based Security

The website makes use of IP addresses to authenticate users. The following advantages:

  • Only need to authenticate once (per location).
  • User locations are traced by a collection of IP addresses associated to an email.
  • There are measures in place to detect SQL Injection, Denial of Service and Dictionary Attacks. If a single location tries to hack the site all associated IP addresses are automatically denied access.