When playing the fun new game Fastr with a few friends it was difficult to see where they were in the rankings with it being so popular (100+ people in the game at a time). So I wanted a way to easily see where they were.
So, here’s a super quick and dirty bookmarklet for tracking friends while playing. This is like 30 mins of work and far from complete and perfect I’m sure. It’s also based on the current DOM of the page, so if that changes, this breaks. But since it’s centrally hosted I can compensate if that happens and the next time you use it after I fix it, it will work.
To use it, drag the following link to your toolbar, and then click that button after starting a game of Fastr. FastrFriends. After it’s loaded up, simply click a name to follow it, and click it again to stop following it (if you got the wrong one or whatever).
- Option to show/hide all users that aren’t your friends
- Different colors depending on how high on the list they are
Track their score and then show what they got on the last guess when it changes.
I know it works in FF 1.5 and IE 6. I’ve been told it doesn’t work in Safari but I don’t have easy access to that, so if anyone can tell me what to fix I will give it a try. Otherwise I will try and get a hold of one at work on Monday.
Report any bugs here… and enjoy!