For the last year and a half, I’ve been wanting the ability to download an app that would let me schedule quotes throughout the day. An app that would give me a motivational or inspirational quote before my morning commute. Or, In the afternoon, a nice pick me up and business quote. Lastly, every day around 6, a nice quote about family to help remind myself to call them more.
Unfortunately the app didn’t exist!
Fortunately, I love to learn a new technology – so it began. Last November I had a hackathon to jump start the app. A year passed, and it was time to pick it back up during my NO TV challenge. Finally, I have a beta version working enough to use and get feedback! That’s where you come in!
The Inspir3Me app beta version has been released to the app store!!!!
It isn’t perfect. I’m using SQLite instead of APIs and a server, which has resulted in a single thread init stage causing a 2-5 minute wait time on first install. It’s a work in progress and has plenty of more opportunities to tune. But it is out there for you to help! Download it today from the Play Store (IOS to come soon) and join me on the journey to make it into an awesome future app, all while getting the daily inspiration you need for a better day!
Please let me know of any innapropriate quotes in the database via email (firstname.lastname@example.org), as I used one from the internet - this will be done in the future via dislikes / report innapropriate. My apologies if you find any that are offensive - 5K was too many to go through on my own.
Development will continue as the winter comes, as my free time is currently spent outside :).
|BETA / MVP Features (Completed July 2017)||Release 1 Features||Release 2 Features|
|Scroll through random quotes 10 at a time|
|Login via Google or Facebook||Quotes are recommended based on likes/dislikes|
|Favorite quotes I relate to best, not persisted outside of app|
|Favorites are persisted to my account||Search quotes by type, author, or words|
|Schedule time and recurrence to receive quote notification throughout the day by category. See list of scheduled quotes and be able to delete them.|
|Dislikes are persisted to my account, allowing me to no longer see them in the discover page||Scroll through random acts of inspiration to do today|
|Submit quotes to be added via email|
|Submit quote via form||Schedule to receive random acts of inspirations to do for someone today|
|SQLite implementation for quotes database|
|Quotes are retrieved via API / server, deprecating SQLite version and slow initialization phase||I can upload quotes by my account, allowing to see how many people favorite or dislike|
|Receive feedback from users|
|Inspir3Me customized theme designed and implemented|
More details to come – this page will be continuously updated to reflect new progress and status.