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Ulrike's blog for app development dummies.
When the guys told me that they were developing an app and asked me if I wanted to join the team I thought: Cool idea, I’m in!
My next thought was: Wait a minute… I don’t know anything about designing apps, or software development, or anything else vital to the project. So what am I supposed to do?
They told me to look at it as a great opportunity to learn and convinced me that there were many things I could contribute, like blogging, taking pictures and doing the website. But most of all they wanted someone on the team who didn’t know anything about what they were doing. Charming. So there, that’s me, the non-tech person (aka dummie).
Sprint one for me was a bit of a blur, especially because I joined late and there were so many new things to learn and understand.
And that’s not even the technical part.
(ok, these two I could sort of guess – one being the phone and the other the external data storage)
Cordova? (No, not a place) – It produces an ugly icon on my phone when I try out our app is all I know.
As for the rest of it, my brain was out of capacity.
Learning aside, my first project was to come up with an idea for the website. And guess what? I didn’t know anything about how to build a website either.
By this point I was not so sure if the guys didn’t regret their decision to make me part of the team. But I gave it a shot and learned how to build a website using weebly – which is something even a non-tech person can manage.
What you see now is not exactly the result of my first effort but the next stage of this work in progress.
Conclusion after Sprint 1 (the Swype menu on my phone just suggested 'concussion' instead which I think is perfectly fitting):