This post was originally published on April 24, 2020 on my blog.
Wowza. Whatta Friday. Overall, I made some major progress on learning how to implement Twilio with my app. After a bit of trial and error, I was sooo elated when the programmed messages started coming through to my phone.
I'd started with SMS alerts with Twilio, but seeing as that I'm in France and it's just easier to use Whatsapp for me (for testing), I ended up just going with Whatsapp functionality. At the end of the day, the app will still do what I want it to do, regardless of how the message is delivered.
And...I suppose now's as good a time as any to announce what my actual app is (since I haven't unveiled it yet!).
Behold.... WELLBEAN! It's an app that helps users stay connected to loved ones by sending them automated suggestions about who to reach out to on any given day.
Just a simple reminder can help plant the seed of connection and cultivate a sense of social well-being.
Once it's fully functional, I'm super excited to use it for myself to help me stay in contact with friends and loved ones during this crazy time.
Happy weekend, friends!