A backbone.js based web app for built for prayercloud-api
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PrayerCloud was a back-burner project that had to be put aside to focus on some other projects. I hope to return to it someday, but in the meantime I'm parking it here on the chance of finding contributors who might share a similar vision.

PrayerCloud-Web is the backbone.js-based web app build for PrayerCloud-API. Disclaimer: it was my first stab at a backbone.js app and it lacks tests. For what it's worth, I 'shopped up a more polished design that I never had a chance to implement. Here's a glimpse of that redesign:

Getting Started

PrayerCloud-Web depends on PrayerCloud-Api. See PrayerCloud-API Getting Started first.

npm install
npm install grunt-cli

Detailed [getting started guide] available on the wiki.

Integrating with PrayerCloud-API

PrayerCloud-API will serve static files from prayercloud-api/public. The simplest way to use PrayerCloud-Web is to create that dir as a symlink to PrayerCloud-Web's build dir

ln -s path/to/prayercloud-api/public path/to/prayercloud-web/build

Alternatively, you can setup a webserver to serve from each project similar to how it works in production. Here is a sample Nginx config that would start prayercloud at http://localhost:8080

server {
  listen 8080 default_server;
  listen [::]:8080 default_server ipv6only=on;
  server_name localhost;

  root /path/to/prayercloud-web/build;
  index index.html;

  location / {
    try_files $uri /index.html =404;

  location /api/ {

  # eventually this route should be deprecated
  location /auth/ {

Developer Tip

There are several other useful grunt tasks in the Grunfile. Most notably:

grunt watch         // monitor for changes and rebuild automatically
grunt clean:build   // removes all built files
grunt prod          // build without source mapping and minify