As social beings we often times need to feel that we are not alone. Sometimes all it takes to feel better about a certain situation or emotional/mental state is the fact others feel it too. Empathy is main driving force that brings us together.
What it does
Hotline Blurb allows users to anonymously post a blurb (short thought, expression, feeling, etc) and it will be displayed on a feed. Users can comment on specific blurbs with the intention of letting author (anonymous) he/she also feels the same. The original author will then be notified of the comment and can also reply. The idea is let users have a place where they can anonymously post there fears, heartbreaks, worries, thoughts, etc. and have a mini discussion thread on them.
How I built it
Challenges I ran into
We didn't have enough time to build out the RESTfull API service and most of the back-end (authentication, persisting data etc.)
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
I managed to get a rough prototype of the front-end that could demonstrate the proof of concept.
What I learned
I learned more about working with the MEAN stack
What's next for Hotline Blurb
I plan on finishing the back-end and implementing user authentication.