WriteDaily is a one-week daily writing challenge that I built and launched with two friends over the course of a week. I led the front-facing elements, including branding, front-end, and email design and content. WriteDaily was featured as the #3 Product of the Day for February 28th on Product Hunt!
The service works by getting users' emails and writing preferences, and sending daily email reminders. We used Medium to authenticate users, and allow users to easily write and share their work. The live site is built on Handlebars.js, EmailOctopus, AWS and Digital Ocean. I wrote the front-end code in HTML, CSS, and JS/Jquery, and the SemanticUI library, which is what is used on the live site.
In addition to the technical side, this project also gave me exposure to accelerating growth and acquiring users. Within 2 weeks of launch, we were able to drive over 10,000 hits to our website, over 400 signups, and around 100 active users, with 150+ responses shared on Medium.(That's less than a month after we even had the idea to start making WriteDaily!)
It was really cool to work on this project, and challenge ourselves to build a product and get users in such a short amount of time. The site is no longer live, but you can see some of the things that our users have written here.