Listboxer is the result of an idea I had to decouple email newsletters from the email inbox. It basically acts as a public inbox where people can come and discover newsletters before subscribing to them. There is a lot of good content out there that is currently silo-ed and hidden from discovery. Lots of really smart people are creating amazing stuff but it's hidden away from view. Imagine a twitter that doesn't require you to do anything but send out the emails you're already creating.
How it works:
Why was it created?
I created it as a project to learn more about RoR and postbacks using a third-party API.
How long did it take to create?
It was created in about a week as a final project for General Assembly's Web Development Immersive Course.
How to install?
- Create account on Postmark
- Setup an inbound email address and point it at your server. Using a service like ngrok is quite useful in this situation.
- Download install and run PostgreSQL
$ git clone https://github.com/rileygelwicks/listboxer.git
$ cd listreader/
$ bundle install
$ rails s
- Navigate to localhost:3000 in your browser.
- Ruby on Rails
- Griddler for handling inbound emails.
- CoffeeScript with jQuery
- Heroku for hosting.