Treasure Hunting on FACEBOOK
After some time here I am with more Facebook Application Reviews. This time I will write about the new Facebook App Wuhaa!.
This interesting Application is totally different from all the apps that we have been reviewing on this blog, and it's a good example of what you can get when you merge several services into a new thing.
The main idea of this Facebbok Application is to offer a global treasure hunt using a mash-up of Facebook, Google and the app developer's in house technology. Basically you have to search for Wuhaa! coins through Google's Street View service, and then you can redeem them by purchasing real retail prizes.
The cool thing about this Facebook App is that the hole treasure hunt which by itself as a game is fun, feel just better when it happens to be around the greatest cities of the globe turning this app into a fun and addictive game.
On the other side I must say that sometimes I felt like paying the price of being playing on a Mash-up environment waiting some times longer than what I would like to... but this could be improved easily if desired. Specially when it comes to wait for the maps to load and stuff like that.
Overall I think that this is a great Facebook Application and my qualification for this review is 4.4 out of 5, I really like applications that try to push the boundaries of what we are use to see and integrate other interesting services such as Google Street view in this case. And also at last but not least... I really like Facebook Applications that offer real prices.