Inspiration

I wanted a way to avoid the uncomfortable situation of social feedback among friends. Sometimes, it terribly hard to tell a friend that he or she is doing something that is annoying, irritating, or rude because you care about that individuals feelings.

What it does

This app allows users to send anonymous, pre-made messages to other individuals in their contacts. They can pick the genre of the message, and select out of many pre-installed, generic messages.

How I built it

I used iOS, Xcode, Swift, and Firebase for the backend.

Challenges I ran into

I was very unsure whether to add a "custom message" functionality to the application. Sure, it would provide greater flexibility, but it also would invite potential for abuse and cyber-bullying. In the end, I decided against it, and to counteract the rigidity of pre-made messages, I just made a whole lot of them.

Accomplishments that I'm proud of

This is the second iOS application that I am submitting to the App Store, and the first time working with Firebase. I am proud I got the backend to work properly!

What I learned

I learned a lot about how to store user's information in a database, as well as their messages, and how to link the two together. It was my first exposure to non-relational databases, and it was a ton of fun!

What's next for Uncoated

The app is currently in review for the App Store. I can't wait for it to release and share it with my friends!

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