Inspiration

The negativity of news and social media today was the inspiration for the application.

What it does

The application provides postive News, Stories, Jokes and Photos from curators and user submissions

How we built it

First, the application was fully designed, scoped and estimated. Then we prioritized our features, assigned duties and started building. Our team consisted of four members where we divided duties for Project Management, Front-End Development, Design, Back-end Engineering and QA Testing. The application at its core is developed using a Ruby on Rails backend and React Native serving the iOS Front-end.

Challenges we ran into

Challenges we encountered included the following:

  • deciding which features to prioritize to complete an MVP in time
  • fighting the urge to rush the code
  • although we fully covered testing on the backend, we omitted front-end testing

Accomplishments that we're proud of

We are proud that we completed the MVP and we worked well as a team!

What we learned

Matt - JIRA, Sketch
Bryan - RSS Feeds and Rails 5 features
Justin - iOS through React Native
Jay - Rails Unit Tests

What's next for Boosts

We have over 20 features we want to add from the backlog. Those features include the following:

  • Social Media Support
  • Notification System
  • Gamification
  • Videos
  • Additional Category Types
  • Followers and Friends
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