Omg! Can't Wait!
May 27th, 2018
What Is This?
Our friend kept telling us how many days he had until his Hawaii vacation. Everyday at lunch he'd say something like, "Guys... 74 days!". I thought it would be fun to make an app that does that for you, so that's what https://omgcantwait.com is :)
How Long Did It Take?
What Did I Learn
I used AWS for all of the backend logic (API Gateway, Lambda, and S3) and site hosting (S3, CloudFront, Route53, and Certificate Manager). Putting these pieces together is always a fun learning experience! I explored using DynamoDB, but ended up just using flat files in S3 because it was simpler and cheaper (if I did the math correctly).
There were supposed to be factoids with each message sent to users. Something along the lines of: "20 days remaining until Hawaii vacation! Did you know that 20 days is the gestation period for a mouse?!". Finding that content took a little too long so it never made the cut.