Posted by: Truman
This week our app has been progressing from being just one prototype to now 3. This is hard because our group has been working around the clock to try to figure out how to use AppShed to create our app. First Prototype 1 has been focused just on the layout of what our app will look like, having many labeled tabes and an app home page. This prototype is not focused on looks or style and in the beginning, was just made to just test our ability to navigate the system. The second prototype is focused on the programming and coding to the app. It has little details and looks. This prototype has proven the hardest to make because none of our group has had any experience in coding an app. We will meet with Jim more to further our understanding of coding the app. One problem that we cannot get past is the different functions and variables that appshed has compared to different programs we have used. Prototype 3 is supposed to be a prototype to learn how to make the app “look nicer,” and be app store material. This is our last priority at the moment because we are more focused on the function of the app, not the look. One cool thing about this prototype is we were able to make an Icon for the app, which we added to all the Prototypes to make them look more appealing.
Outside of making the app. We started making the characters for the final BINz app. We have all individually worked on drawing our own characters for the app. They consist of many different genres to appeal to more kids with different interests. We have recently been making a different variety of characters. Movie characters, Sports characters, Fantasy characters, presidents, and just a bunch of random people. These characters are easy to make on our Ipads and once we finish coding the app we will add them in.
Next week we look to finish up our app. The final will just be a prototype that will not take input from the bottle codes or the trash can codes. It will only need the push of a button to get you a random character, that is if you get one. Our Video is coming along nicely with Hudson projecting it to be done before Tuesday. The poster will likely be finished around the same time as the video. So, therefore, our week looks like it's pretty covered.