So we are a little over a week away from the midpoint in the class. I feel like my partner and I have put in way over the ten hours a week and have made good progress but we are still far from having a full-fledged mobile app with all the features the sponsor requested. At this point, we are focusing on just finishing up the UI and building somewhat of a prototype that can possibly be built on by students in the next quarter. Initially, we planned to have our database set up this week but I don’t think we can realistically implement the entire back end with the four weeks we have left in the course. The other assignments are also a lot more time-consuming than I expected. Especially for only two people, writing up the project plan/archives on top of the individual assignments is pretty labor-intensive. Looking at the course schedule, we need to allot time to complete the progress reports, discussions, poster, demo video, and final project archive which will take away from time actually spent developing.
My partner and I are using discord for our main communication tool and it’s been going well. We are able to voice/video call, share screens, and send messages/screenshots to each other. Pull requests and code reviews have been useful to us as well and I’m glad to be getting more practice with Git. We haven’t needed to use any other type of project management tool but I could see how it would be necessary with a bigger team. Our sponsor also said they would send us some screen mockups two weeks ago but have not sent them to us yet. So we are doing the best with the info we have and are attempting to contact them. Overall, I feel like I am learning a lot and hopefully the mobile app development class I’m taking next quarter will be a breeze now.