Who’s On Heart

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    [vc_row section=”yes” sectionwidth=”centered” paddingtop=”80px” paddingbottom=”80px” backgroundrepeat=”repeat” backgroundposition=”left top” backgroundattachment=”scroll” backgroundsize=”auto” textcolor=”default” parallax=”no” parallax_speed=”1″ visibility=”mt-visible-all”][vc_column][vc_column_text]Affectionately (and unofficially) known as “Whoogle”, I was asked to develop a searchable online database that could be managed by producers at Heart and searched by listeners who wanted to try and win £60,000!

    The database had to count how many times a celebrity had been guessed and also had to be able to serve users who perhaps didn’t know a celebrity’s real full name (eg. ‘Madonna’, ‘Elton John’, etc) or only knew a nickname or pseudonym (eg. “MJ” would return ‘Michael Jackson’).

    The project took approximately 4 weeks to produce, and was used heavily for 5 weeks. During those 5 weeks it saw over 1200 celebrities added to the database, and over 3.6million guesses were made by listeners, at a rate of approximately 4000 an hour.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]