I had a couple of ideas for apps that I need to write and Meteor is the perfect solution for it. I realized that I would often need roles and accounts based apps even if it was just an admin / user base, so I created one with all the features needed and that is easy to adapt. I used gravatar for user avatars with the fallback of displaying the users initials if he does not have a gravatar. I made it easy to change the registration form, so more fields can be added depending on the apps needs. Gave every user the ability to change their own profile and gave admin the ability to change roles for each user. The admin user is created when the app starts for the first time and users are added to a user role when they register. I used bootstrap for the layout and left it on the default style to make it easy to change when integrating it with another app.
My first functional app is now well on it’s way and I could concentrate on the apps functionality thanks to the user app that I copied and used as a starting point. The learning experience is great and the more I use Meteor the more I want to use it. Maybe I will do a new site for myStudio using Meteor when I have time again. It could be a nice way to start 2016.