Next generation Droidippy

2 years after


Next generation Droidippy.

Public beta


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Run locally

  • Install Go: http://golang.org/dl/
  • Create a Go workspace: mkdir $HOME/go
  • Set a GOPATH: export GOPATH=$HOME/go
  • Prepare the workspace for the diplicity project: mkdir $GOPATH/src/github.com/zond
  • Check out the project: cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/zond && git clone [email protected]:zond/diplicity.git
  • Install the dependencies: cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/zond/diplicity && go get -u -v ./...
  • Follow the 'Setting up OAuth 2.0' instructions at https://developers.google.com/accounts/docs/OpenIDConnect
  • Copy the 'Client ID' and 'Client secret' strings when you have them.
  • Run the server locally, with the created client id and secret, and without appcache: cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/zond/diplicity && go run diplicity/diplicity.go -appcache=false -oauth_client_id=YOURCLIENTID -oauth_client_secret=YOURCLIENTSECRET

If you want to know other options when running locally: cd $GOPATH/src/github.com/zond/diplicity && go run diplicity/diplicity.go -h

Fundamental ideas

  • Mobile first
  • Full offline mode for reading data
    • Likely no creating of data while offline, and automatic sync when offline, but it would be nice
  • One interface for iPhone, Android and web


  • Most of the features of Droidippy
  • Easier adding of new maps and variants
  • Full support for primarily iOS and Android
    • Via mobile web pages
    • Via native web view wrappers with push notification support
  • Full functionality in regular computer browsers
  • Easier operations and hosting
  • Simpler and more maintainable code
    • By rewriting from scratch
    • By using Go instead of Java
    • Yes, this has less of a developer community, but by god the code is simpler
  • Shared burden of development, maintenance and support
  • Self moderation of the games
    • By using some kind of voting system in the games to silence abusive players

Non goals

  • The best computer browser experience
  • Exact duplication of Droidippy features

Anti goals

  • Separate code base for each platform

Current design

  • Backend implemented in Go
  • Backend API 100% real time via WebSockets
  • Frontend single page JavaScript application
  • Frontend UI based on Bootstrap.js version 3
  • Frontend framework built using Backbone.js routes, views and models

Top Contributors

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