Mysask411 Text to Win (2014)
The Mysask411 Text 2 Win system was a polling system that operated via SMS and tallied the results live on a display at the event. By its very nature having a list of participants phone numbers present at an event, it was very convenient for awarding prizes. It quickly found new life as a way to collect demographic information on customers.
The system used a small PC which tethered through a 3G internet device to maintain a websocket connection to a node.js server which relayed live SMS votes to the display.
I chose the technologies, APIs and services and built the display and the back end which supported it. I provided telephone and on-site support for the duration of the product.