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SPOONIE DAY: The Simple App for Managing Chronic Illness


Spoonie Day App developed by Blackburn Labs

Blackburn Labs, a software and application developer located in Rhode Island, is proud to announce the launch of Spoonie Day, a personal accomplishment of Julie Blackburn, our Chief Data Scientist. Julie dedicates this application to all the Spoonies of the chronic illness community, hoping her devotion to this passion project will help to make their lives more manageable. To familiarize yourself with "The Spoon Theory" by Christine Miserandino, SpoonieDay.com shares a quick three-minute video that will fill you in.


So, how does our app help? Well, Spoonies can save their energy because we’ve kept it simple! As the theory goes, Spoonie Day starts by giving individuals just 12 spoons to work with each day. As you plan your day by adding activities, each will cost at least one spoon. By understanding the limitations of their energy levels, Spoonies can empower themselves by planning every day wisely. The app also makes it possible for users to rate their moods, discover trends, and make notes! While more features are to come, Blackburn Labs has already made Spoonie Day available as an iOS App or as a Web App, and… it’s free to use!


For a brief insight into how Spoonie Day came about, Julie’s diagnosis of primary-progressive multiple sclerosis (PPMS) came soon after the birth of her second son. This new life and its associated fatigue sent Julie looking for a spoon-tracking app to help her take control. In Julie’s words, "When you’re out of spoons, you’re out of spoons… and that’s it." It’s necessary to manage your spoons. To her surprise, there wasn’t a single app that did. As a result, Julie took this opportunity to make a difference, and the Spoonie Day app became a labor of love.

 

proudly built by Blackburn Labs


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