As students ourselves, we know that it can be difficult to keep up with schoolwork, especially when you don't have your peers and teachers motivating you. That's why we created TimeTek, a one-of-a-kind time management app that creates personalized schedules for each individual student.
What it does
TimeTek is a customizable app that acts as a student's digital personal assistant and smart agenda. Students are able to input their assignments, deadlines, and approximately how long they think the assignment will take them to complete. Based on this, the app is able to create a personalized schedule that alerts students of how much time they need to spend on an assignment every day. This helps students feel less overwhelmed with daunting assignments and prevents procrastination.
How we built it
Our prototype was created using Dart and Flutter code.
Challenges we ran into
One challenge we faced was determining what features should be present in the minimum viable product of the app. Our hope is to create a fully comprehensive time management tool for students which would consist of a vast range of exciting and supplemental features. But for version one of the product, we chose to focus on addressing the core problem and what features would be used to solve it. This way, we'll be able to quickly test the product, get feedback, and iterate our minimum viable product to build an app that every student will want to use.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We are most proud of the fact that we were able to tap into a problem that literally millions of people face and that we were able to brainstorm and execute a solution. We were also proud of the level of shared commitment we displayed in order to put in the time necessary to execute a vision.
What we learned
One of the most valuable lessons we learned was communication. When working with a team, everyone has their own ideas that they want to bring to the table, so it's important to be able to clearly articulate ideas and be open to feedback. Along with that, we learned that it was effective to set smaller deliverable deadlines before a larger deadline so that we are able to pace ourselves and others have a chance to provide their input.
What's next for TimeTek
Our next steps are to test our MVP and see what value it provides to our targeted audience. Based on feedback, we can iterate TimeTek. After that, we will engage in marketing TimeTek via social media to reach our audience and officially launch on the Google Play store as well.