Willow is an SMS-bot that sends you gentle, daily reminders to breathe.
It was conceived mostly by my partner Meirav, and built by me over a few days. There are plenty of apps encouraging mindfulness, but we liked the simple and low maintenance nature of text messaging.
The tech stack includes:
- A google spreadsheet backend to input the daily reminders
- A twilio client responsible for sending and receiving messages
- A node + express server handling the incoming messages
- a cron script that runs
The source code is here: https://github.com/jffng/willow-chatbot/
Join by texting “unicorn” to nine one seven – four five six – nine eight zero seven, and support the project’s costs by sending a donation.