Coin Toss – the 100% cheat-proof way to flip a coin over the internet

Coin Toss – the 100% cheat-proof way to flip a coin over the internet

This is one of those daft side projects that’s so low priority that it’s actually been lying dormant for the last six months. Conceived during an absent-minded chat with Dom from work (“Who’s going to send the email round about the team trip to Nando’s? How do we decide?”) Coin Toss is a way of flipping a coin with a friend over the internet without any possibility of cheating.

You name your terms, send them a link, and they initiate the toss. Once they’ve clicked ‘Go’, anyone can replay the toss. But there’s no cheating – once the coin toss has been watched once, it’s marked as such. Like those security seals on jam jars.

Anyway, it makes more sense if you have a go yourself. Feel free to test it out on me via the Twitter link provided – I’m @BDHorrigan.

http://cointoss.benhorrigan.com/

A 50p coin and the words 'Coin Toss'
Several online coin tossing options are available, but most of them are pretty boring, liable to rigging, or require both users to be online at the same time.