Card Diary – Daily Journal, Mood Tracker & Memoir - Interview with the developer of a fantastic app

Did you have any prior development or coding experience?

I started to develop Card Diary for iOS in Sep 2017, before that I had a few years of Android development experiences and I learned a few weeks for iOS development and then I started to develop Card Diary.

What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?

The most challenging part is making the data to sync with the CloudKit, there are a lot of unknown issues and Apple doesn’t have a very handful solution for syncing Data from cloud to local devices. It took me a few months to make the Cloud Auto Sync feature work more smoothly.

My name is Yuan Fu. I’m the developer of Card Diary, currently living in the “Middle-earth” New Zealand. Card Diary has three people in the team, two developers and a Korean designer Unbong Kong, who lives in Seoul, and whom I actually have never met in person :). I have been having the idea of developing a journal app for a long time. In September 2017, I found the prototype of Card Diary on Dribbble. And immediately fell in love with the design. I contacted the designer Unbong Kong and made a prototype app of the iOS version. He was very impressed, and we decided to work together to make this app come true. Working with people that you are only able to connect online and speaking with different languages is not easy at first. We both use Google Translation to communicate. Sometimes, it took a long time to understand each other. But after a few weeks later, everything started to go very smooth, a month later, we launched our first version of Card Diary. The first milestone of Card Diary happened in January 2018, recommended by App Store, we got a huge download number in a single week, by the time we hadn't even provided the in-app purchases. A quick forward to April 2018, we made the biggest change for Card Diary and launched its Android version.

Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.

Apart from those big apps that made from big companies. For indie developer’s apps, one of my favorites is Picsew, it’s a screenshot editing app, make your screenshots much easier to edit.

How long have you been working on this app?

Card Diary started in Sep 2017 so it’s been almost 3 years. It is available on both Google Play and App Store.

What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?

Developing an app that is minimalistic, functional, and most importantly well designed.

In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.

When compared to other similar apps, Card Diary makes the journaling easier, prettier, and most importantly respects user privacy. Card Diary makes journaling a simple, mindful, and highly rewarding activity. The concept behind Card Diary is simply to use cards to make your own diary. You can write one card for each day.

What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?

The macOS version of the app is coming soon. That’s the biggest plan. Another plan is making Android data sync with iOS data so that the barriers between Android and iOS are reduced since we’re using iCloud for iOS version and Google Drive for Android version cloud data storage.

Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?

I hope that you will enjoy using Card Diary. If Card Diary can help bring you some memories or a slight joy from journaling, that would be my biggest achievement of development Card Diary. You can contact us through our email [email protected]

Card Diary – Daily Journal, Mood Tracker & Memoir

About App:

Make everyday meaningful. Card Diary - Daily Journal, Mood Tracker & Memoir lets you create concise daily entries to catalog emotions, moods, and thoughts.

A perfect place for you to think, feel, discover, remember, and dream.

Take a break - turn your attention inwards and listen to what’s going on in your mind.

How this self-reflection app Works
> Register your feelings, thoughts or other musings on a single card every day
> Record memories and express yourself with text, symbols, locations or images
> Create a timeline of up to 365 cards for each year - reflect on your past, see how you’ve changed

The more you create cards, the larger your personal diary gets! Capture your daily moments and affirmations, make each day count.

Offer yourself the attention and time you deserve by expressing your thoughts and emotions in this amazing virtual journaling app. Bid farewell to the old ways of recording daily ongoing as you can use this modern app to record your thoughts, record memories, express your emotions, and save your daily lessons to view them later. Whether you like to keep a track of your progress or simply need a journaling companion, this anti-depression app is here to help you. Try it now!

Record your thoughts!
Adopt a new habit of journaling or nurture your old passion for logging your days with this awesome journaling app. The app offers you the security, privacy, and freedom of expressing yourself in the most original and non-judgmental way. Simply pick a day and add a card to jot down your thoughts and save them to view later.

Interactive expression styles
The new mood and habit tracker app is not limited to text only. You can upload images or choose pre-saved images to set as the background for the diary of every month or day. You can use the emoticon to express your thoughts and emotions symbolically. Add tags to label the diary or add any location in the private journal. You can also record daily weather or favorite that card of the journal for later use.

Features of Card Diary – Daily Journal, Mood Tracker & Memoir
• Simple and easy journal app UI/UX
• Hassle-free diary app layout and appealing design
• Clutter-free options and smooth controls
• Choose from over 20 different colors as a background for each month
• Upload image for the diary background of each month
• Edit private diary and log in your emotions, weather, thoughts, and images
• Add labels and location or tag your daily log
• Use the search bar to search your diary logs
• Diary lock available via passcode or facial recognition
• Switch between dark theme and light theme
• Multilanguage support available for the self-reflection app
• Try out cool and exciting fonts from the app
• Autosave and diary syncing available so you never lose your logs
• Import or export diary in text or PDF format
• Share private diary to your social media handles
• Change font color, bold font, underline or italicized font


Send us an email if you have any problems: [email protected]

We treasure your privacy. Card Diary does not collect or store any of your personal data. They are fully under your control.

Are you ready to record your thoughts and track your progress in one of the coolest online logs available? Use this online journal app to keep your daily track. Download and use Card Diary – Daily Journal, mood tracker & memoir today!

Categories: Lifestyle

Date: June 12, 2020

Developer: Yuan Fu

About developer: My name is Yuan Fu. I’m the developer of Card Diary, currently living in the ... Read more



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