Zen Quotes

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Project Description

The app provides daily notifications of quotes, from inspiring figures. The quotes are designed to help the user focus throughout the day, to provide well-being and positivity. As it's so easy for people forget the key aspect of life, instead inundating themselves with work and other distractions, having a daily notification can give that person a message they need, at a time they need it the most.

By allowing the user to see various quotes, giving them the motivation they need throughout the day, it helps them remember to enjoy life. The 'Share' functionality, allows the same user to share quotes with their connections on various social networks, so that they can feel inspired too.

Project Details

Category: Lifestyle, Productivity

Client: andyshephard.com

Date: September 2015

Version: 1.0+

Technologies Used: Notifications, Storyboards, Parse Backend

URL: Link to iTunes Store

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Home Screen

When the user first launches the app, there are requested to enable notifications. This is so that the daily notifications can be fired successfully, and also so that the user can receive any push notifications from the backend. The main screen shows the quote text, as well as the author text. In the top right hand corner of the screen, the user can request information about the app. The bottom part of the screen shows buttons for Sharing and Settings.

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Home Screen (New Quote, New Background)

The user is able to change the quote on screen by swiping up and down. Changing the background can be done by swiping left and right on the screen. The user is now able to change the font by tapping the 'A' button, in the bottom-left hand corner of the screen.

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Share Function

The user has the ability to share the quote with connections in their social networks. The current options are Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Change notification time

The default notification time is 9AM (in the user's local time). In order to change this, the user can go to Settings > Change Notification Time. This will show a date picker, that will allow the user to pick any time of the day. Once the user hits set, the current list of notifications are erased, and a new list is created with an updated timestamp.