iOS Development Project Week: Student Mobile Apps
It's the day 4 of the first project week for our iOS Development students, and they're well under way on their projects. At halfway through the intense 8-week program, they're already creating complex mobile apps. Here's a glimpse at some of the amazing projects that are coming out of one very busy week.
From week one of our Development Accelerators, students are writing code. The immersive-style learning that instructors use allows students to learn very quickly.
Our iOS Development students are a fast-learning group, and have already created several mobile apps in their first 4 weeks of the program.
For the first 3 weeks, the students all make the same mobile apps.
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Conway’s Game of Life
Students make a Conway’s Game of Life app next.
According to Coderetreat, this app is a “zero-player game, meaning that its evolution is determined by its initial state, requiring no further input.”
The algorithm generally uses two colors, black and white, but students add their own creativity to these projects. Brian, one of the iOS Development students, added several color options to see which color dominates the board at the end.
At week three, students create a mobile app that allows them to access their GitHub profile, follow others, and view repositories. This app was done by iOS Development student Sean McNeil.
During a regular week, students spend three hours in class and three hours working on homework and small projects in the co-working space. In project week, students spend all day in the co-working space. They brainstorm, mock up, and code their own mobile apps. Instructors available for questions and assistance.
Here are some of the apps that students are making.
With this app, you can easily keep track of player scores in Magic, a 2-6 person card game. Choose between Standard and Commander formats. The scorecards are color coordinated for each player, and makes tracking values throughout the game simple.
Created by Reed Sweeney.
Orshop, a mobile shopping app, makes running errands easy. Put in your shopping list with item and store information, and the app organizes your list to make errand-running easy.
Created by Brian Radebaugh.
This app helps anyone involved in app development by giving them a place to store and think through ’New App Ideas.’ Users select an app Category to represent the idea and then give it a working title and brief description. There will be integration with Github and Cocoa Controls to help developers think through what resources they might need for their idea.
Created by Taylor Potter.
Get at Me!
“Get At Me!” makes it easy to share your location with friends. With one button, a text message compose screen appears containing mobile map app URLs that direct the receiver to your location. These links work on any smartphone. Friends don’t have a smartphone? No problem, you can share a screenshot of your map, positioned however you like. And if you must move while your friend is en route - just hit the button again.
Created by Ryo Tulman.
With in.notes, users can saves notes and photos in one place. Sharing is easy—Airdrop the photo to someone nearby, include it in an email, or iMessage it to a friend. Users can also post to social networks or assign the photo to a contact.
Created by Michael Babiy.
Other Student Projects
The finished product of many student projects end up in the Apple App Store. Below are several more examples of great mobile apps created by graduated Code Fellows.
Nourish, created by Code Fellows graduate Jason Koceja, makes it easy to find food banks in your area. Enter your zip code or allow the app to access your location, and you get a list of food banks in order of how close they are to you. You can also find Meal Programs the same way.
This app, created by iOS Development grad and current instructor Brad Johnson, pulls in all the current news articles and tweets for a chosen sports team. You get to pick the sports league and team, and the most current articles are at your fingertips.
Check out even more student mobile apps.
Great job to all our students—We can’t wait to see what you can do in your second project week!