The Upgradies Hall of Fame
I’ve worked with Myke Hurley to build a site holding a hall of fame of Upgradies, their annual awards show, winners and runners up: Upgradies.com! I had a good time making it, and hope you all enjoy it!
Some interesting bits about the site:
- I created the site using React. I find React pretty easy to work with, and I found the components nature to work well for a site like this with repeated content like Award entries.
- The iTunes Store API is really useful. I used it to grab image links to use for various apps, movies, or podcasts.
- For the 2014 awards, I needed to find an image for Mailbox for Mac—an app that no longer exists :(—and wasn’t sure what to do. I then realized that I still had my copy of the Mailbox beta on my machine, so I could grab it from there!
- Check out the 2018 Game of the Year award. I added a random selection for the displayed image because I couldn’t decide which box art to use.
- Confetti is cool.
Also be sure to check out the 2018 Upgradies episode of Upgrade!