A new year, new semester or new job beautifully symbolizes a new chapter opening. While so many people aspire to achieve ambitious goals, only 12% ever experience the taste of victory.

Have you ever given up on a habit or self-improvement? How about health and fitness goals? Was it due to:

  1. Lack of external motivators,
  2. Too sore making you miss your next planned workout, or
  3. Not sure where to start?

What it does

Motiv8 is a social media platform that motivates its users throughout their health and fitness goals through community engagement. We:

  • provide workouts tailored to your goals
  • help you understand nutrition
  • provide a gallery for exercises

How I built it

  1. Defining features and functions (defining user behaviour patterns):
  2. messaging system (write and respond to peers)
  3. news feed (sharing ideas)
  4. media support (posting photos and videos)
  5. comments (feedback in news feed)
  6. security (privacy settings, strong authentication)

Challenges I ran into

  1. Finding a realistic project pertaining to our skill-set.
  2. Technical barriers - learning languages, frameworks and libraries.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

  1. Finishing a product, from ideation to prototyping.
  2. We got to sleep!

What I learned

  1. Tackling a business problem that touches the community.
  2. Technical skills in front-end web development.
  3. Collaborating with a diverse skill-set, from business to development and design.

What's next for Motiv8

Motiv8 strives to continue development the back-end through the creation of a database to store users using MySQL, Javascript, JQuery and PHP. Motiv8 aims to be a full scale social networking website, including real-time features such as newsfeeds, profiles, friend systems, chats, trending posts and more.

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