Yes, our lead developer has been working in software development for 17 years, however we’d only recently began working on mobile apps.
Sparkello supports people through their goal setting journey, from inspiration, through to motivation and learning. Developing a clean and consistent user experience that would make sense on both Android and iOS was the greatest challenge. We went through multiple iterations to develop a user interface that we were happy with.
James Xabregas, the interviewee, is a software developer and founder of Sparkello.
Pinterest is really great for inspiration, and we use Medium a lot for learning about new things.
We have been working on the concept in one form or another for about a year.
We’re big believers in goal setting, but we realized that just setting goals isn’t enough. You need to have those goals in the forefront of your mind, to be able to remind yourself constantly of what you’re trying to achieve. Sparkello enables this by giving you a vision board in your pocket. The other factor that is also critical for achieving your goals is social support and information and this is the other aspect that we hope to address with Sparkello by giving users a range of ideas for inspiration, and information to help them on their journey.
There are a lot of vision board apps out there, but we found that they were all fairly limited in functionality or required in-app purchases to unlock, and we couldn’t find any that offered social support functionality. We realized there was a big gap in the market for something like this. There used to be a popular site called 43Things that was in this space but unfortunately, they shut down some years back because they didn’t transition properly to the mobile app age, and for us, that is the inspiration for Sparkello.
The next step is to improve the social networking functionality so that users can connect and share information and ask questions of other people who have similar goals.
We’d love people to just try out the app and list their goals. We’re still in the early stages and we love to hear people’s feedback, good, bad, or anything in between.
Sparkello is a vision board and inspiration app, and best of all it's completely free!
With Sparkello, you can be inspired and build your own vision board. Add your dreams. Add pictures that will motivate you. Write down your why. Can’t think of anything? Find your spark and browse hundreds of great ideas, both big and small, for things to do in your life. Explore featured links and tips on how to reach your dreams.
Date: June 8, 2021
Developer: James Xabregas
About developer: James Xabregas, the interviewee, is a software developer and founder of Spar ... Read more