On Monday morning, I was reading an article on Techcrunch about information overload. That got me to thinking about my RSS reader, and my frustration with it. Sometimes I prefer reading RSS feeds on my iPhone, but I miss being able to read it on my desktop. Sometimes I don’t hit refresh and probably miss some interesting news. Whenever I do refresh, I have to scan through every article to see if there’s anything I want to read right now.
So, then I thought of a hackathon! I had just been learning Titanium to build iPhone apps, but couldn’t think of anything useful to actually build. This seemed like the perfect idea! Two days of sketching a few things out on my trusty notepad, and today is the day to start.
Starting tonight, I will give myself a week (today until next Wednesday) to come up with the minimum viable product. It will be a groovy backed news aggregator with a symfony 2 web interface and a Titanium iPhone app accessing symfony 2 REST services… Or we’ll see where I am in a week
Wish me luck!