Another week another set of hours to think. To think about how the project is going and the potential it has to make peoples lives better. This past week I looked back at what I accomplished so far with Flawk.to, and let me tell you it is not much. It was a blow to my moral to look and see lots done all over the place, but nothing useable or cohesive. It did not feel great. So I decided to make a change.
I am starting from the beginning. I have tossed out the work I have done so far (I did keep it in a branch so I can still reference it). There are some great pieces of work and great functionality in there. In the future I will most definitely be using them. For now no one is able to see the hard work and nice animations because there is no app. So I have shifted my goal, or started to focus more, to get the app working. It will not be beautiful - but useable. Enough that I can start to talk with people, get feedback, and iterate to fix issues and release new features.
I am keeping my mind empty. A great friend of mine spent some time with me creating the simplest version of a useable app. Some super simple screens to accomplish the bare minimum. That is what I am going to work on. The screens. If I keep it simple, and stay focused I can have all the screens done in 2 weeks. If I am able to do one a day would take me 7 days. It feels right.
This week and the following weeks until I have the screens complete I am going to keep the stream ultra simple. I enjoy spending my time listening and talking with y'all and I will continue to do so. The code may not be amazing or exciting but it is progress.
This week I will be working on 2 screens. The landing page for organizers and the community creation screen. While I am doing this I will be building out a component library with my latest 3 favourite technologies:
- Styled Components
- Framer Motion
Come and join me, let's have a great chat and build some components!
We have a public roadmap! You can vote for features you want to see and submit your own feature requests!