In November 2013, the men of Buckeye Interactive participated in our first Movember. As a way to spark interest and promote our efforts, I quickly threw together the Mustache Auction Laravel app. It was never intended to be a full-featured app (though I intend to add more features each Movember campaign), but it enabled people to bid on different mustache styles for each of our “Mo’ Bros”. At the end of the auction, the mustache style that had raised the most money for each Mo’ Bro became their target ‘stache for the month. At the end of the auction, reports were generated for the Mo’ Bros to follow up on collection of pledges. In total, we raised over $400 towards Movember through the app by promoting it on our blog and through social media.
The application is open-source and available on Github.