Mike Eng User Experience Designer 401-234-4611
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Digit Decoder

Digit Decoder - click to view live application

The book, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer, contains a message typed entirely in phone digits. The message spans two and a half pages.

I built this application as a tool to use to decode it. Also, I thought it would be a challenge from which I could learn some things about application development, jQuery, and PHP.

I let the code take care of the hard work of comparing each possible combination of letters against a dictionary file and returning only those that matched dictionary words, and I let the user choose which word made the most sense in each place.

View the live application, see the code on Github, and read the several blog posts I wrote as I was building this.