I have been posting some questions in the community but haven’t introduced myself. My name is Alex & I’m based in Minneapolis. I’m working on a fitness application called Imbue - it’s an interoperable gym membership. It’s basically like Spotify but for gyms. A user buys a single membership through us & has unlimited access to all ‘genres’ of workouts, amenities & facilities in our network.
The idea came about while I was working abroad last winter & used a similar service. I’m lightly techincal, so when I came back, I chatted with a few of my technical friends who could help me build the application. 1st friend was half in half out & eventually left the project. The second was a friend from university who had moved back home to Africa & was starting an app firm. Things went well until September when communication went dark, code wasn’t shared & project timelines weren’t met. Eventually, we parted ways & I was on my own. I taught myself basic Swift & was working to finish the app when about a week and a half ago one of my friends mentioned Glide. I checked it out & within 36 hours I had built just as good if not better application than what we were spending the past 5 months to build. In a week, I built the application, another application portal for the gyms to change their info, was able to launch & start generating revenue. AND it’s platform-agnostic, not just limited to iOS like swift. Huge props to Glide.
A bit more about me. I ran D1 track at the University of Kentucky, was an All-American runner in high school, love to skydive & could take sushi through an IV. I’m a bit of a crypto nerd as well. I love to ski both xc & downhill, run, & play basically any sport. I love to hike & be in the forests & mountains but can hang surfing in the ocean as well as slalom skiing on the lakes in Minnesota.
Hope to meet u all!