My inspiration for this project stems from my interest in accessing old memories with friends and family. With this application, I can look back to any date and read past messages with any person.
What it does
Purpose: Open any saved message from any date. Simply type in a date to begin. After reading over all the messages from that date, type in any unique part of the title to open all the messages with that phrase.
How I built it
This application was built using Bash and a GUI library called CocoaDialog.
Challenges I ran into
As a newcomer to shell-scripting, I found learning the language in a few hours to be quite challenging! I struggled with opening files with a particular name, but ultimately figured it out with the help of various documentation and other peers. Finally, I worked with a new library named CocoaDialog which gave me some interesting outputs from time to time, but was able to parse through them and achieve my intended result.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Learning shell scripting was difficult, but I'm proud I was able to create such a program and even develop a GUI for it. Furthermore, it was my first solo hack-- I worked along to create this application.
What I learned
Bash is an interesting language. It might be easier to do everything in Python!
What's next for Reminisce
Implementation in another language(such as Python) in order to add more GUI elements and parse through the titles of various messages.