The story behind the app
http://www.industries3r.com/albiol/689 A few months ago I was a total IT virgin. I barely new what was a website and how to log in into my yahoo account. Terms such as HTML (it stands for Hot Topless Males Live, doesn’t it?), icons (it’s those church paintings, no?) or plugins (I get it, it’s like a sink plug, right?) were familiar words, but way exceeding my blonde intelligence.
follow link However, since my hitting-the-ground I decided to turn my life around. I thought to myself: if other people can do it, so can I! Thus I dived deep into the digital ocean of modern technology and app design.
enter site It wasn’t an easy dive, let me tell you. For somebody who’s older than the Internet, never took an IT course and used 3D templates for the first time it was quite a challenge. But then again, here comes my Leo nature: Bring it on baby, I can handle it (even though inside I’m chicken shit and seriously doubting my coping abilities)!
I started with little steps. One night, I’ve had it with the real world and opened a fully digital blogging account. Where is all this stuff going? – I wondered when I hit the publish button for the first time. But then it appeared in cyber space and was even read by a few people. I thought – Holly smoke! People are viewing this? – so you better make sure that it looks alright.
But there was another little thing sitting in the back of my mind. Ever since I got my iPhone two years ago and saw the little icons blinking at me freshly downloaded from the App Store, I wanted one! I wanted that little image bouncing in the middle of a screen inviting you to an exciting mini world of its own bearing my name. I never really saw it used by bloggers, but that surely wouldn’t stop me. I wanted one, and when I want something, the world can turn upside down, but I will get it for sure!
And so, a few months ago, when my blog seemed to have taken a life on its own, the world didn’t turn upside down as I decided to dig into the application world and create a little mobile app by myself. To this day it was one of the most amazing journeys I ever did, designing the tiniest details of my phone gizmo with tones of pleasure and even more love.
I didn’t even stop for one second, sitting often until 4 am, with curiosity and patience (maybe less that) exploring the vast possibilities that can go inside a miniature application software. There were templates, screens and features to be designed. 3D installations and digital animations quickly filling my time while working on it. It kept me busy for months without much time off, but I enjoyed every second of designing my first ever mobile app.
I’m proud of myself to say the least, given that I wasn’t born to become a geek. I must admit I surpassed my most vivid imagination about what a person older than the Internet is capable of doing.
And while I still remain an IT virgin (I mean I didn’t have to sleep with a single member of the IT department to get where I am right now), at least I’m one who knows how to build a state-of-the-art mobile app:)
More about me and the blog at midlifecrisisnut.com.
The app is packed with 15 exciting features, including: articles, social media, music, quiz, live chat, daily inspiration, surprise bonus, about page, contact page and settings. Have a look at the detailed features here:
Thanks to an integrated in-sync compound, articles from the Midlifecrisisnut blog are automatically updated and featured in the app. You can enjoy reading them online, or once they’re downloaded even offline. Take Midlifecrisisnut on the go – wherever you go!
Here’s the place to upload your profile picture, add name and modify your password. Also, you can connect to social platforms like: Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram ( by clicking on the white rectangular space bar) in order to have instant access to your social media pages.
Be entertained by Facebook entries directly from the Midlifecrisisnut account, including animal and retro housewife humour, and so much more.
Get access to the Twitter world of Midlifecrisisnut and enjoy hilarious or intriguing tweets on the go.
Have a peek behind the scenes of Midlifecrisisnut life. See Paris, Deauville, Normandy and the rest of France through Abby’s eyes.
Listen to music on the go. Choose your favourite tracks of Ludovico Einaudi and other world famous artists .
Enjoy live streams of Paris and rest of France directly from Abby’s Midlifecrisisnut YouTube channel.
Feel free to ask me any questions about the app, the Midlifecrisisnut blog or whatever else comes to your mind. I’ll be happy to answer them instantly. If it happens that I’m offline (or just sleeping tight), you will still be given the option of sending me a good old-fashioned email in order to contact me.
I bet you always dreamed of taking the midlife quiz, didn’t you? I mean, since it can quite a confusing time of our lives, it would be good to know if we indeed have a midlife crisis or not:) But don’t worry, in the worst case scenario Midlifecrisisnut is there to help.
In this section you receive a daily quote to inspire, motivate or simply energise you. You can browse the growing collection (including quotes on happiness, courage, hope, love, success, midlife etc) by scrolling up or down the page. Use these powerful clusters of wisdom to get encouraged, inspired, cheered up, infused with hope or simply to brighten up your day!
Be surprised! This feature will entertain you for hours without end. Once completed it will open up a whole world of endless entertainment, right there in Midlifecrisisnut app.
Any question you always wanted to ask me but felt a little bit shy? You’re in the right place to email me with your inquiry.
This feature explains how it all started and what Midlifecrisisnut is all about.
Mark articles with a star and they will be automatically added to your Favorites page. This way you don’t have to shuffle through all the articles in search of your favourite one. Plus, by doing so you can enjoy reading them offline.
Here’s the place to contact support, recommend the application or connect to external services like Facebook and Twitter.
Questions and Answers
Q: Is the app free?
A: Yes, it’s absolutely free. You can enjoy all the exiting features without having to purchase the app.
Q: Where can I get the app?
A : You can get it directly from the App Store or Google Play Store. But also through the Midlifecrisisnut App page and Midlifecrisisnut blog page which will guide you through the registration process.
Q: What’s so great about the app that I should consider getting it?
A: This app is a creation unlike many of its kind. Rarely you will see an app packed with so many exciting features in just one place. Usually, you either have a blog with articles, or a game, or live chat, or a music app, or an app especially for social media, or inspirational quotes app. Here, in one spot you get to read entertaining articles, be amused by social media entries, take a quiz, play games, listen to music, watch YouTube videos, get inspired by daily quotes about life, happiness, courage etc and even chat with me, without ever having to go beyond the app’s little icon. It’s like a mini Midlifecrisisnut world on the go, which will keep you entertained for hours guaranteed.
Q: What’s different here compared to the Midlifecrisisnut blog website?
A: Unlike the Midlifecrisisnut blog, in the app you can participate in a challenging quiz, chat with me live, listen to music, get energized by daily quotes and play games while still enjoying the articles and social media the blog has to offer. Not to mention that when the Internet goes down or you’re stranded on an island far away, left with nothing else but a mobile phone in your hand – you can still enjoy reading entertaining articles offline and laugh your head off!
Q: How many features does it have exactly?
A: In total, the app has 15 features, including: articles, profile page, 4 social media, music, quiz, live chat, daily inspiration, surprise bonus, contact page, about page, favourites page, and settings.
Q: What happens after I download the app?
A: After you sign up or log in, you’ll be immediately presented with the articles page. In the top left corner you’ll find the a square menu icon on which you can click to open up the full menu. Once clicked, the swipe menu will be on your left. All you have to do now is scroll up and down to explore various menu’s features.
Q: How can I customise my profile page?
A: You can upload your profile picture from your phone, add/change name and modify password (by clicking on the settings icon in the top right corner). Also, by clicking on the white rectangular space bar you can connect to social platforms like: Twitter, Facebook, Google +, Pinterest or Instagram in order to have instant access to your social media pages.
Q: How does the Favorites section work?
A: Whenever you like an article you can mark it with a star (for Favorites), thus adding it to your Favorites page. There you can browse easily through your favourites and even enjoy them offline.
Q: Can I read the articles offline?
A: Once an article has been downloaded online it will be available offline as well. Otherwise feel free to use the Favorites section which allows you to read selected articles offline.
Q: How does the live chat feature work?
A: You can ask questions directly without having to email me. Thanks to modern technology I’ll be notified immediately of your questions and will reply as soon as you finished typing. In case I’m offline (or just sleeping tight), a window will appear confirming that and you can still contact me the old fashioned way – via email.
Q: What’s the surprise feature?
A: Pssssst! I’m afraid I can’t tell you. But why don’t you download the app and find out for yourself!