After brainstorming, we really wanted to do a wellness app but with a fun twist. We are all passionate about making ourselves and those around us feel happy. This can be a tough ask when the world is thrown into chaos, and sometimes we can use some help. This is where we wanted our app to come in, as a tool to help make people feel good.
What it does
Our app is called Make Me Laugh and above all, we hope it does just that. A little laughter goes a long way. Our app can tell you a joke, connect you to a friend, or give you something fun to do!
How we built it and our Challenges
We started with a different platform and spent hours trying to get the right extensions to make it work the same across all of our devices. After struggling for much of the day we changed the concept to a website but were disappointed because we felt an app would work best. Then we stumbled upon Figma and it seemed like the perfect fix. We began teaching ourselves and each other to make up for lost time. We altered our concept to be even better as we worked, and through the journey found things like UI took kits and Figma's auto-layout function that became huge timesavers.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are proud of our persistence and teamwork. We are also proud of how far we came with Figma in just one night. Finally, we are proud of the product we produced and the intention behind it.
What we learned
We learned about the challenges from concept to development. We also learned how to use Figma, how to use toolkits to aid in design, and how to use functions of the platform like auto-layout that must be user-enabled.
What's next for Make Me Laugh
Make Me Laugh will continue to bring smiles to people's faces. We love our concept and hope to keep it going.