This project is close to my heart. My two kids came out as transgender (she/her and they/she pronouns) just recently. My wife and I have been learning a great deal about gender identity from places like Gender Spectrum and frankly from our kids as well. They are good teachers. And courageous.
This is probably one of the simpler apps I’ve developed since much of it is just web viewer content but curating the links took a lot of time and figuring out how to make it safe for trans youth to use (it’s free, there are no ads, and it doubles as a somewhat limited soothing sound player) took most of my mental energy.
While my wife and I are supportive of our kids, the reality is that many trans youth do not have supportive home environments. My aim was to offer one way they could explore their identities in a protected way. To access the section related to gender identity, you tap and hold the bottom-left corner of the main screen for a few seconds. The home icon returns you to the first screen.
I could also see this being a useful conversation aid for trans kids who are out to their parents but want to share basic information without having to explain everything themselves.
I built this with Thunkable X using the legacy (non-drag and drop) interface. It doesn’t use any data sources or advanced components. Like I said, it’s pretty simple. That being said, there are still some things I need to add or fix. In particular, the screen re-load/flicker issue that’s been reported is happening with this app. I’m glad Thunkable staff are addressing that issue because it does deter from the functionality and look of my app just a bit.
Speaking of looks, here are some screenshots:
The images and sounds are freely available under Creative Commons licenses.
Currently, the app is on the Apple App Store and is called “Nature Sounds TY”. You can download it here on iPhone or iPad or here on Android. This is the first app I’ve published with Thunkable. The process was pretty smooth except for Apple rejecting my initial metadata due to a screenshot they didn’t like. They never responded to my questions about why the screenshot was a problem (it was a webviewer image) so I just removed it without changing the actual project/app whatsoever and resubmitted it successfully.
I would like to release it on the Google Play Store soon.