Today I’m excited to announce that I’m going to build BentoBooks for my #launchin30 challenge, inspired by Mackenzie Child‘s 12 x 12 challenge.
In thirty days, I will launch this new book exchange app. I’ve already completed OneMonthRails and built a small Pinterest clone – although the images are disabled because AWS is crazy expensive for hosting!
Purpose of the app:
To facilitate easy book exchanges between a book club community.
Here are some of the features that I can foresee this app having:
1. User Authentication
2. Private Messaging
3. Image Uploads
If you’re starting just like me, some guides that have been really helpful so far (will be updating as I go along):
Install Rails – For a step by step guide to installing Rails on your Mac or PC.
Heroku Toolbelt – headache free way to deploy your apps
I’ve really enjoyed building the Pinterest app, but have totally dropped the ball and this is a good chance to reboot! Good luck to me! You can check out Bento Books‘ progress.