Aloe Bud is creating Self-care tools and technology
70

patrons

$221
per month
Hi! I'm  Amber Discko, my pronouns are they/them and I'm the creator of Aloe Bud, self-care companion app! Thanks for checking out this Patreon, with your help I can start my plans to build for Android and keep our operations running smoothly each month.

Discko’s background in community, social, and development led to a number of opportunities over the years, including running social media for the popular Denny’s Twitter account, working as a creative strategist at Tumblr, founding the online publication and community Femsplain, and working on the digital organizing team for the Hillary for America campaign. When the election was over, Discko needed to recover, and turned to self-care apps. “I found myself destroyed mentally afterwards. I wasn’t leaving the house at all. I needed to find a way to get myself back to a grounded normal state,” they said. Discko then tried a number of other self-care apps, but didn’t feel any of them did the trick. “I didn’t find myself really keeping with it. I either forgot about the app, or I felt like they were shaming me, so I deleted them right away,” Discko said. “I couldn’t find one that felt like it worked for my personal needs – I’m a sensitive person. I work best with positive, encouraging reinforcement,” they added." Read more on TechCrunch
I have mostly been crowdfunding and bootstrapping the development of Aloe Bud by freelancing but now I am hoping to work on building this company full-time. You can help make it happen!

Meet Aloe Bud, your self-care pocket companion.


Whether you’re having a stressful day at work or you’re trying to relax at home, getting a notification that says “Breathe; it’ll be okay” might be exactly what you need to get through the day (or even just the hour). Aloe Bud makes it easy to set up reminders like this to remind you to do all kinds of activities, like drinking water, reaching out to talk to a friend, taking your medication, and getting up to move around.

Now that Aloe Bud has launched, we couldn’t be happier with the reception — the app has been featured in the App Store, TechCrunch, and Bustle, and has received lots of positive feedback online.

We’re glad you like it as much as we do! 😊

We were also lucky to work with such a talented team of people. Making the app wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of all of these fine folks!

Here are some places our money goes each month. It's increasing in cost each month as we grow in downloads and users.

  • Google Apps $61
  • MailChimp $150
  • GitHub $45
  • Upscribe $10
  • Typeform $60
  • Office expenses $350

You'll get some pretty unique things by supporting the creator and community manager...

Here are a few:

  • Access to Patron only footage of work going on behind the scenes.
  • Access to the Aloe Bud Trello board so you can watch us work in real-time
  • Aloe Bud Gardener's badge laptop sticker 
*Stickers mailed after first month's payment clears.

Reviewed 4.9 in App Store!

 "Overall, I think this app is awesome! It’s super easy to figure out, has a clean and simple layout, and an aesthetic I can appreciate. I love the pixel style and the bright colors, which really set it apart from the sleek and smooth designs that most apps these days have. After using it for a couple of weeks, it has served me very well, because it’s so easy to customize it to suit your own needs. I definitely recommend you give it a try because it finds a way to be helpful for everyone." - 
Self-care 101 by Carole Lynn

Rewards
Sprout
$1 or more per month 39 patrons
Hi there! Thanks for checking out this Patreon, with your help we can start building Aloe Bud for Android and keep our operations running smoothly.


* Occasional short posts & photos exclusive to Patrons!
* Access to my updates, two Sunday's a month!

Bee
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
  • Access to Patron only footage of work going on behind the scenes every week
  • Access to the Aloe Trello board so you can watch me work in real-time.
  • Nominate/Vote on activity of the week in Trello.
  • Everything above!
Snail
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Aloe Gardener's Badge Laptop Sticker
  • Patron rank in Aloe Bud Discord
  • Previous rewards


Includes Discord rewards
Goals
$221 of $750 per month
Help us operate at the bare minimum so we can prepare for the next phase, Android production!

If we reach this goal, we will be delivering monthly updates on the fundraising and progress of Aloe Bud on Android.
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Hi! I'm  Amber Discko, my pronouns are they/them and I'm the creator of Aloe Bud, self-care companion app! Thanks for checking out this Patreon, with your help I can start my plans to build for Android and keep our operations running smoothly each month.

Discko’s background in community, social, and development led to a number of opportunities over the years, including running social media for the popular Denny’s Twitter account, working as a creative strategist at Tumblr, founding the online publication and community Femsplain, and working on the digital organizing team for the Hillary for America campaign. When the election was over, Discko needed to recover, and turned to self-care apps. “I found myself destroyed mentally afterwards. I wasn’t leaving the house at all. I needed to find a way to get myself back to a grounded normal state,” they said. Discko then tried a number of other self-care apps, but didn’t feel any of them did the trick. “I didn’t find myself really keeping with it. I either forgot about the app, or I felt like they were shaming me, so I deleted them right away,” Discko said. “I couldn’t find one that felt like it worked for my personal needs – I’m a sensitive person. I work best with positive, encouraging reinforcement,” they added." Read more on TechCrunch
I have mostly been crowdfunding and bootstrapping the development of Aloe Bud by freelancing but now I am hoping to work on building this company full-time. You can help make it happen!

Meet Aloe Bud, your self-care pocket companion.


Whether you’re having a stressful day at work or you’re trying to relax at home, getting a notification that says “Breathe; it’ll be okay” might be exactly what you need to get through the day (or even just the hour). Aloe Bud makes it easy to set up reminders like this to remind you to do all kinds of activities, like drinking water, reaching out to talk to a friend, taking your medication, and getting up to move around.

Now that Aloe Bud has launched, we couldn’t be happier with the reception — the app has been featured in the App Store, TechCrunch, and Bustle, and has received lots of positive feedback online.

We’re glad you like it as much as we do! 😊

We were also lucky to work with such a talented team of people. Making the app wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of all of these fine folks!

Here are some places our money goes each month. It's increasing in cost each month as we grow in downloads and users.

  • Google Apps $61
  • MailChimp $150
  • GitHub $45
  • Upscribe $10
  • Typeform $60
  • Office expenses $350

You'll get some pretty unique things by supporting the creator and community manager...

Here are a few:

  • Access to Patron only footage of work going on behind the scenes.
  • Access to the Aloe Bud Trello board so you can watch us work in real-time
  • Aloe Bud Gardener's badge laptop sticker 
*Stickers mailed after first month's payment clears.

Reviewed 4.9 in App Store!

 "Overall, I think this app is awesome! It’s super easy to figure out, has a clean and simple layout, and an aesthetic I can appreciate. I love the pixel style and the bright colors, which really set it apart from the sleek and smooth designs that most apps these days have. After using it for a couple of weeks, it has served me very well, because it’s so easy to customize it to suit your own needs. I definitely recommend you give it a try because it finds a way to be helpful for everyone." - 
Self-care 101 by Carole Lynn

Recent posts by Aloe Bud

Rewards
Sprout
$1 or more per month 39 patrons
Hi there! Thanks for checking out this Patreon, with your help we can start building Aloe Bud for Android and keep our operations running smoothly.


* Occasional short posts & photos exclusive to Patrons!
* Access to my updates, two Sunday's a month!

Bee
$5 or more per month 23 patrons
  • Access to Patron only footage of work going on behind the scenes every week
  • Access to the Aloe Trello board so you can watch me work in real-time.
  • Nominate/Vote on activity of the week in Trello.
  • Everything above!
Snail
$10 or more per month 5 patrons
  • Aloe Gardener's Badge Laptop Sticker
  • Patron rank in Aloe Bud Discord
  • Previous rewards


Includes Discord rewards