I was able to get into iOS Designers Swift class with Codepath. I had pretty limited exposure to mobile design and zero with writing native code so this was a really exciting opportunity for me. I was able to gain better understanding of patterns surrounding mobile and got to exercise my programming muscles some more.
I worked with Tina Chen and Jared Volpe on an note app. We knew that it was going to be hard to come up with a novel idea in a short period of time, so we went the opposite direction. By keeping the idea simple, we were able to spend more time focusing on our learning objectives.
The group kept organized using a github repo where we uploaded sketches and wrote our user stories.
After this point, we started divvying up work. I took a first pass at rough wireframes. Tina and Jared then spent some time refining the visual language.
Since parse.com was shutting down, we had to run our own Parse server if we wanted to use the service.
After setting up or server and running our own version of the Parse dashboard, I started to work on parts of the note app that would interact with Parse.