Geography Snap Updates

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After two years of existence, and almost 1 million plays (currently 989k), Geography Snap finally sees its biggest ever update!

New Categories

First of all, there are not one - but TWO - new categories to play with:

Flag-Shapes and Biggest Cities

These two were chosen because I wanted one picture type, and one text type, and they both have somewhat unique and well-defined answers for each country. Biggest cities uses this quiz by the way: Biggest Cities in Every Country.

Also, with the introduction of two new categories, the number of possible game mode combinations has sky-rocketed from just 15, to now 63!

Fast Leaderboards

Another optimization made was to improve the performance of the leaderboards. Previously, it was starting to get slow to display these, and now it is much faster, due to some behind-the-scenes optimizations!

Improved Friends Stats

Previously, for those users with friends that played lots of Geography Snap, "Friends Stats" was becoming almost unusable. Well, now, thanks to some improvements on the back-end of how this table works, the results are much faster as you only ever see the first 500, depending on your sort and filtering.

Keep Snappin'!

As a small aside, before the new categories were added, here is the current Top 20, by games played!

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Level 57
Nov 21, 2022
Wow! This is a great change!
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Level 57
Nov 21, 2022
I'll make sure to play it
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Level 57
Nov 21, 2022
also FIRST COMMENT
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Level 58
Nov 21, 2022
Susan Wojcicki called. She wants her comments back.
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Level 62
Nov 21, 2022
Nice updates, Stewart. Well done!
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Level 56
Nov 21, 2022
wow I’m finally on the leaderboards
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Level 56
Nov 21, 2022
wow I’m already off the leaderboards
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Level 54
Nov 21, 2022
I sniff a DogDeeDer coming
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Level 52
Nov 22, 2022
Bonjour, it's me.
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Level 57
Nov 21, 2022
Totally didn't grind this for a couple of hours just to see how many records I could temporarily snatch. Couldn't possibly be me.
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Level 56
Nov 21, 2022
Couldn’t be me either, level 56 would never do that