This will likely be a very short entry, and possibly cut off mid sentence as my laptop is currently hanging on at 4% battery life while my power cord is nowhere to be seen. I’m pretty sure I left it at the school. I really hope I did.
Today was a good day. I pretty much finished up Kringle, my Secret Santa app. There are a few more features I’d like to add, but I’ll probably hold off and add them after class is over. I think it might prove more useful come demo/interview day to have 2 apps that utilize different skill sets instead of just 1 that’s really polished.
The last hour of class today gave everyone an opportunity to show off what they’ve been working on. It was awesome seeing what everyone has been up to. Pretty much all of the apps were impressive in one way or another. It was interesting to see the different routes people chose to take with their personal projects. We had one student doing a pretty impressive mario brother’s clone using cocoas 2d, and another doing a video voicemail system, and a third doing an audio version of twitter. I list those over the others only because they’re the easiest to describe in a few words. The app J.J. is working on is harder to describe but involves some impressive algorithms on the backed. It a local chat room app that allows users to create ‘beacons’. You can connect to nearby beacons and to beacons they’re nearby and so on.
I enjoyed showing off my app as well. I’m proud of the effort I’ve put into it. With a little more tweaking, I’d be happy to put itin the app store. And most importantly, it’s given me ample opportunity to work with a number of frameworks, concepts, and design patterns - some that we’d learned before and some that I’ve explored while building Kringle.