I read a lot of books and highlight sections that resonate with me on my Kindle Paperwhite. I wanted to create my own personal app where I could collate all of my notes as well as remind myself of my highlights, so I designed and developed my own app that would do just that.
a list of apps
Below is a list of apps I used in order to complete the project. To view my entire skill set along with my experience for each app, click on the button below.
sketching out the idea
I always prefer to use notepad and pen to sketch a few wireframes. In this space, I can be as creative as I want and I cannot make any mistakes. I like to sketch out several various designs to make sure that I've exhausted my options.
Using both low and high fidelity wireframes, I further develop the idea.
building the prototype
I like to test my designs to ensure that I get user feedback. Since the intended user was solely me, I created a prototype to help me navigate around my designs.
developing the app
I had intended to design and develop the idea to make it a functional app. To help develop my backend skills, I wanted to store all the data on a separate database and have the information pulled in through an API. Of course, there are a few bugs that I need to iron out as well as sort out the responsive design. Since I couldn't spend too much time on this project, I'm quite pleased with what I was able to create in such a short amount of time. It's an app that serves my needs and I'm happy with the results.