May 15 2018 • 3 min read
I have a mission for the next few months. Starting tomorrow, I’m going to build and publish 1 android app every 3 weeks until school reopens sometime in September.
What I then built
In 2018, having quit my job to focus on school, I’m continuing the serial making tradition.
I’ll spend 3 weeks brainstorming ideas and eventually choosing one, designing a user interface and experience, developing the android app, publishing to the Play Store, and posting progress write-ups.
Each idea will come from problems me or people close to me are facing. This is to ensure that I remain motivated enough to finish each app because each one would actually solve a real problem.
After I pick an idea, I’ll design a user interface for it in Adobe XD. I will ensure that the user interface looks good and makes the user experience enjoyable. Developing the app
After the UI/UX design is complete, I’ll turn it into an actual working android app written in Kotlin with Android Studio. I’ll tweet my progress during this process daily. Any thing I learn will also be published to Medium as a series called TIL (Today, I learnt).
After development and testing is complete, I’ll publish the app to the Google Play Store.
I’ll post progress write-ups for each app/idea detailing things like how I arrived at the idea, my design process, any thing I’ve learnt during the process, and finally a summary with the link to the app on the Play Store.
Normally, I wouldn’t document this process but I’m hoping that by doing this I’ll have an audience that will cause me to actually commit to this challenge. Also, one of my new year resolutions was to write 5 Medium articles and this is going to ensure I achieve that.
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