Hello People, I posted here about a year ago regarding an App idea I kinda wanted to make for fun. Well what happened to it? I'll tell you.
A friend and I started by making a social media app for riders, the app would assist in organizing rides through the app as well as facebook, hold and fetch useful information, provide chat groups/rooms, along with a few other things. Well, for a social media app to be successful it has to be free, scale, and earn revenue to pay for servers. After getting pretty far in, success was not deemed to be achievable. So we scrapped it and started on other projects.
Anyhow before all that, I did this. I made an app solely for me, myself, and I. But after some friends saw it, they wanted it(for whatever reason). Btw, Its pretty basic. If I'm gonna release it, I need to do a little overhaul.
So what is this App?
Basically, its an app that allows you to decide whether you should ride or not at a glance. The app takes in your ride preferences, uses a weighted equation to calculate, uses dynamic backgrounds for appeal and stuff, pulls accurate data from over 250,000 weather stations using Weather Underground and displays it in a very simple 'at a glance' method.
Here kinda what it looks like...
I'm a software engineer, which means I'm pretty lazy. I originally made this app for myself roughly half a year ago really because I didn't want to scroll and click on different tabs of every other weather app to get the information I wanted that was relevant to riding. I mean seriously with googles weather app i have to scroll half a page two different directions to get what I want? So instead of spending a couple extra seconds everyday, I dedicated many hours and devoured several hundred pizza rolls to create this app. Jk, I did it in-between classes.
Also, I live in Texas. 85 degrees can be totally up in the air whether to ride or not depending on humidity. I also have bad allergies and don't prefer to ride in straight up pollen either. Im a wimp, I know...
What I Need From You
First, since some friends and a few other people apparently want this app for some reason, I need testers(iOS only right now). If you want to help test, I'll set up a means of communication to report issues/take suggestions.
Second, Since this app was never meant for eyes other than my own I need input of how it could be made better or what features people might want that could become useful to them.
Are you a developer, designer, or want to learn how to code?
Let me know. I love community projects. I'm going to open source the code and you can contribute even if you are learning. I'll even help you get started if you want to learn!
Thanks, your feedback is actually really valuable. Even if you hate the app, the idea, or just hate me in general and want to come to my house in order to beat me up/steal my bike, I still value your feedback. Also, this app has been kinda done before if you check the app store. I've just done it better I believe(or not). Love you people.