Crow is a web app for thoughtful tweeting
Twitter's ease of use is much of what makes it so great, but that low barrier to posting also makes it really easy to make typos, or make regrettable posts. Crow is here to help.
Crow allows you to jot down thoughts as you think of them, and come back to them later for pruning, and post them to Twitter when you're ready.
First, clone Crow to your local machine, and move into that directory.
git clone https://github.com/hisaac/crow.git && cd crow
You will need to setup your Mongo database to include the required
crow database and
users collection. After starting the Mongo shell, use these commands:
use crow db.createCollection("users")
Then update NPM, install the required dependencies, and start the server.
npm update npm install node server/app.js
Once installed and started, the site will be live on
Crow was heavily inspired by the late Birdhouse for iOS. I'm not alone in my desire for a similar tool for Twitter, and my hope is that this will fill the whole left by Birdhouse.
Crow was/is being developed as my solo project during my time as a student at Prime Digital Academy.
You can follow along with my experiences as I progress through development on my blog, hisaac.blog. I'll be posting at least every weekday about what I did and learned that day.
If you need support when using the app, feel free to contact me at mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit Crow's website (forthcoming).
Software/Tools/Code used for this project
- Visual Studio Code
- Sublime Text
- Working Copy
This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the LICENSE.txt file for details