Kaitlin said she hates writing about herself, yet proceeded to write a killer blog post surrounding music, mood, and what it means to be Vibrant. I don’t suffer the same plight, and am more than happy to write about myself, but if you want to learn more about Connor this is not the blog post you’re looking for *waves hand in front of face*.
This is a time of endings, beginnings, and greener pastures. Our app store submission deadline is quickly approaching, and we will expose our underbellies to Apple’s app reviewers in mere hours. Weather we stand, fight, and cross this bridge is yet to be seen, but it’ll be a learning experience regardless. Robert Quigley, show-runner, cat-walker and fashion icon, said it best:
“It’s about the journey, not the destination. Unless that destination is success, then it’s all about the destination.”
My last several contributions to our blog have consisted of somewhat indirect, abstract trains of thought that left a lot of doors open and a lot of ends loose. I’m not here to tie any of those up (that’s a different blog post for a different day), but to get a bit concrete on what our app does, how it works, why it exists, and where we’re headed.
It’s a mood tracker. That’s what it does, and we think it does this well. Upon opening the app, a user (hopefully you) creates an account and are brought to a screen that we’ve dubbed the “Mood Ring.” This is where you log your mood.
Following a logged mood, you proceed to a notes page where you can choose whether or not to elaborate on your mood. This will help provide a bit more context when looking retrospectively. We’ve been told by several mental health professionals that mental health is a continuum, something you do every day like brushing your teeth. Our app is your toothbrush.
Ok, this isn’t really the how but my titling theme makes the above sub-headline necessary. Our app is already the most beautiful mood tracker on the market, but we aren’t stopping there. One of the original ideas for this app came from a post on Reddit where a woman associated a color with each day of the year. This post received tremendous feedback, and we figured we could bring her idea to everybody. That’s where our calendar and insights pages come in. Admittedly, our insights page needs a LOT of work, which is why it isn’t featured here. We don’t want to rush things when it comes to our added value as it’s what could really set our app apart. Kaitlin and I have also spent the last several weeks developing a series of resources and wellness tips that will exist in their own tabs in the app, and will also give us a huge leg up on existing competition.
As to looking forward…we had one of those moments.
You know those moments where you look at something and think “wow, this actually looks really good.” Yeah, one of those. We realized our app looks really good and feels really good and has a market, and it’s only in its infancy.
Our heads are still down to get this thing off the ground and looking like we envision it, but there is something on the horizon that says we should consider running with this project after we demo it. Who knows? I guess we’ll have to see what Robert Quigley thinks.
That’s about it for now, and we can’t wait to properly introduce our app to you in just a few weeks. Thanks for tuning in.