The app is not completely finished. I expect to finish a beta towards the end of the month. My backlog still has a couple of Prio A and B items I just cannot publish without. Still you can see I’ve come a bit further than “Hello World” by now.
I am spending a lot of time learning the basics:
- how do layouts work,
- how do I write custom components,
- how do I create pretty buttons
- how to create icons for my app
- how do unit tests work with and without the emulator
I have already dropped one major feature from my app for now because it kept getting in the way of usability. I’ve redesigned the look completely from my first idea. I keep changing the workflow.
The project is a lot bigger than I thought initially and it is taking longer than I anticipated two weeks ago. I was sure I was going to be done last Friday.Right now my backlog says I have items for at least 50 hours of work of which at least half is “must have”.
So for now all I have to show is a screenshot. I’ll keep you posted.
PS: What I am still missing is a good name and an icon! Any ideas?
PPS: I need some beta- testers soon! If you have an android phone and are willing to send me some screenshots drop me a note! (Mostly I don’t trust the emulator’s layout abilities very much and I only have the one phone right now)