What is My Spot
My Spot is a social media app centered around locations. My Spot allows you to find and share spots that have yet to be explored. Create, like and share spots with friends. Spots you create are backed up to the cloud and sync up with all of your devices. Discover new spots in your area and explore the world! Download or post a comment on your favorite spots to start a conversation with the founder. Subscribe to your favorite My Spot users and get notified when they post a new spot. Build custom playlists with friends or hop on a FaceTime call to vote on a spot to visit! For more info on the powerful feature set of My Spot, please visit Features.
Why My Spot
As a skater, I found it difficult to find spots in my area to skate at. No skateparks are near me and it was nearly impossible to simply Google skating spots. I also found it difficult to find decent cliff jumping spots at my local lake. This is why I created My Spot. You may be a hiker, mountain climber, bird watcher, mountain biker, etc. or all the above. My Spot will help you find exactly what you are looking for. Even if you are just someone looking for a quiet place to watch the sunset, My Spot is for you!
How My Spot is Made
My Name is Isaac Paschall and I am the creator of My Spot. I started My Spot in January of 2022 as a Sophomore at Arizona State University. Coding was a passion of mine and I really wanted to get into mobile development. As I owned mainly IOS devices, I decided to begin teaching myself how to build IOS apps by creating small demos. One demo I created was called My Spot that solved a real issue I was facing. My friends began using it more and I realized it had potential but at the time it was not scalable beyond 100 or so users. The app needed some serious reafactoring to be able to release it to real users on the AppStore. I also needed a solution for the steep prices of running a backend server. Firebase was my first option but I was a broke college student who needed something completely free with no paid tiers but also scalable. Pretty hard to find a service like that but luckily CloudKit came to my rescue. I was also able to use Netlify to create a company website for free as well. Now my grand total to run My Spot to potentially 100,000+ users was $12/year and this was for domain fees. If you would like to see what I'm up to currently for have any questions please see Contact.
I would love to hear any thoughts, suggestions, or inquiries! Please either fill out this form and submit or email me.