Inspiration

Real-Time Sharing from around the world

What it does

This is a prototype of the actual app that was built in just 5 hours. It allows users to start a story and invite their friends to add to the story. Its a fun little game which allows you to make up stories with people from around the globe

How I built it

Full Stack JS in Meteor

Packages Used meteor-base # Packages every Meteor app needs to have mobile-experience # Packages for a great mobile UX mongo # The database Meteor supports right now blaze-html-templates # Compile .html files into Meteor Blaze views session # Client-side reactive dictionary for your app jquery # Helpful client-side library tracker # Meteor's client-side reactive programming library

standard-minifiers # JS/CSS minifiers run for production mode es5-shim # ECMAScript 5 compatibility for older browsers. ecmascript # Enable ECMAScript2015+ syntax in app code

insecure # Allow all DB writes from clients (for prototyping)

kadira:flow-router #router kadira:blaze-layout #layout twbs:bootstrap ian:accounts-ui-bootstrap-3 meteortoys:allthings accounts-password

aldeed:autoform http pcuci:bootcards aldeed:simple-schema aldeed:collection2 accounts-facebook

arillo:flow-router-helpers reactive-var sacha:spin meteorhacks:fast-render

Challenges I ran into

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

What I learned

What's next for Finish The Story

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Gary Glasscock posted an update

Gobind and myself have decided to carry this idea to completion with eventual publication of the app on iOS and Android app stores. What we will be learning from taking this project to completion will be the use of geolocation services, integration of social networks more fully, and in-app purchases. We also plan to add a feature to compile the story into a pdf and possibly integration with Amazon's self-publishing platform, CreateSpace.com. This will allow for the compilation of several stories that could be chosen by different selection processes, e.g,. real authors, users of the platform (similar to a People's Choice Award or voting), Facebook groups, etc. How the proceeds would from purchases of these compilations through Amazon is yet to be determined.

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