Project Status: Abandoned upon completion of proof-of-concept
Answering the question "How are you" can be challenging when the honest truth is "not very well", "depressed" or "anxious". What's even harder when you're in a dark place is to reach out to friends or family to let them know you are struggling and could use their help/support.
My goal was to build an app that would let you set a number 1-10 as an answer to "how goes it?" no matter what your it is – depression, addiction, weight loss... Friends you trust to see your number could subscribe to be notified when your number falls below a certain threshold.
- Donations $240 + logo by Dark Square. THANK YOU ALL FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!!
- Expenses ~$1,000
- Time invested ~150 hours
Reasons the project didn't complete.
- Technical stack chosen for implementation turned out insufficient when reviewing the proof-of-concept.
- Fear of letting users down. Specificaly, struggle to envision how I could provide a sustainable support model if the notification system failed to notify users' friends/family when they reported a low score, leaving the user feeling abandoned by their support system.
- Personal burn-out.
I would still love for the world to have this app at its disposal but I am not able to lead it to fruition. If you'd like to pick up this project where I left off please reach out on Twitter to @andrejciho and I can provide source code and high res logo.