APP[noun] 'App' is an abbreviation for a computer programmed software application that runs on the Internet, computer, mobile phone, tablet or other electronic device. In 2008 Apple created the iPhone & Google released the Android operating system, since then people around the world from Software Developers to Students have created millions of apps for mobile devices. 'APP' Word of the Year 2010.
download this photoshop file to use for phone templates
Create a "comprehensive" Google Presentation documenting the following... What are your of 2 favourite or most used apps. (Could be a game app or other) Write a description of each app. How does it function? What are the key features? How do you navigate in the app? What are the 'usability icons' that the app uses? Who made the apps? What are the user feedback on the apps? Include images of each app do visually demonstrate your 2 favorite apps.
As you progress through out the app design process, add screenshots of your work to your Google Presentation and write brief descriptions about your work.
2. APP IDEAS
There are three types of apps: native, hybrid and web apps. There are 33 categories of apps on the Google Play store and 24 on Apple's App store. Got to this thinkmobiles.com article to read about it.
Some popular categories of apps are gaming, educational, lifestyle, entertainment, utility, and travel. The best apps solve a problem that is likely to benefit a large number of people. Some apps develop out of a personal interest.
Wire framing is a useful technique to start designing your app. Video to explain wire framing. Use these templates to wire frame sketch several design layouts of your app. You will need paper and a pencil.
Sign up for Pop, use the web application to 'mock up' your app using the Photoshop images you created in stage 4.
6. PRESENT YOUR APP PROTOTYPE
Present your app "Dragons Den" style. Prizes awarded for 1)Best app idea. 2)Most creative app. 3) Highly commended app. 4)Best app presentation 5)Enterprise award
WANT TO BUILD YOUR APP? You could learn how to code (develop) your app using Android or iOS...., use the app inventor website (click Create Apps! and login with your Gmail address) OR Pay a app developer to code your app for you www.gigster.com
UX/UI ~ MOBILE APP GAME DESIGN
Analyze the UX/UI game designs of Prune, Colour Switch & Agario screenshot images below. Compare & Contrast them to your favorite mobile app game. Do you think the "permissions" to let the game developers access your personal & private data is ok?