Doocreate: A boilerplate app to pivot Realities from?
I've recently been talking a lot to our burner developer friends in Israel. They've created a task management app for co-created events that has a lot of similarities to what we want to do. I've deployed a version of it here: https://doocreate-hugitest.firebaseapp.com/task/3JeZwoephl7rj2b0pqA4
This is the repo on Github: https://github.com/Metaburn/doocrate
At the very least, we could re-use some of their React components and layouts as boilerplate. They have already built a lot of stuff we want, including some simple UX/UI elements and assigning users to objects, and they also have a working comment system which would be nice for us to include too!
However, they use Firebase. Looking at the future scope we would like to make possible (check the whitepaper: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1UcHQ1_thfNaUlEBcfz9PACd6_lXsj5F2lvV6RfG0oOA/edit) Firebase might not be a good data storage solution for us in the long term. They think that Firebase is probably not right for us, and would love to see what we come up with.
Gal, the main developer behind Doocreate, was also responsible for bringing Dreams from the Borderland to Israel. Collaborating with them again would be awesome, and if we build something great from their base that they can also use, we're likely to get an active base of developers in Israel working on the project too down the line.
How much of this do you think we could re-use? Perhaps we could even use Firebase to start with, though eventually I’d like to move away from it.
@emindurak, @erikfrisk, @gustavlarsson, @fredrikbranstrom1 – what do you guys think? How difficult would it be to build on this, and 1) reworking it to our model basted on need, requirement and dependency and 2) perhaps change the backend and database to something else than Firebase?