The Unstabalizer is a social application system for bars, clubs and any location or event which sells alcohols.
The Unstabalizer can turn a bar into a self-organizing system similar to a stock exchange. The price of a drink (a â€œstockâ€?) is set based on demand. The more people buy a certain drink, the more its price will rise, causing the prices of other drinks in this alcoholic stock market to fall. The owners and organizers can also set minimum prices, to avoid loss due to â€œmarket dynamicsâ€?.
The system is built as a distributed Flash application. It consists of one central â€œExchangeâ€? component, which centralizes the price dynamics, and several â€œBrokerâ€? components, which are placed next to the registers. The â€œExchangeâ€? componentâ€™s Flash interface is used to input the initial prices and later to display the dynamic alcoholic stock market using engaging graphics and Flash animations. The â€œBrokerâ€? componentsâ€™ Flash interface accepts requests based on peopleâ€™s alcoholic desires. The requests are sent to the â€œExchangeâ€?, which recalculates alcohol prices, refreshes the stock market screen and sends back the current price, which is then printed on a receipt. The â€œExchangeâ€? component can handle simultaneous â€œBrokerâ€? updates and synchronize prices accordingly.