Who wouldn't want the best notes for their degree or get rewards for doing them? With APPunts, you can have both!
During our years in college, we have really missed a reliable platform where students could share their notes. That motivated us to develop such a platform.
What it does
APPunts is a mobile app where students can post their notes and see the ones from the rest. As more people view your notes, the more points you get. With them you could get some rewards. As a viewer, for example, you can save your favorite notes or search from The Library by degree and subject.
How we built it
We used Android-Studio for our IDE. The back-end is made on Java and the front-end on XML. We distributed the tasks between two groups, each one more focused in one the areas above.
Challenges we ran into
Most of us had never programmed a mobile app before, so we had to learn on the spot. However, with a lot of effort, it turned out pretty well, and each of us could work on their tasks.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are very happy of our workflow as a group, getting together to discuss features and problems was very fun and fulfilling. Moreover, we believe that all that work has payed off, as we have achieved a pretty complete platform.
What we learned
As most of us were new, we had to learn a lot, very fast. Also, it was our first time on working simultaneously on git, and although we were a bit lost at the beginning, we could manage to use it properly.
What's next for APPunts
The natural following step is its implementation with a built-in infrastructure, and implementing on real data all of the ideas embodied in the application.