Our inspiration for this app was to create an app that tests your knowledge of 5 different subjects and have fun while doing it.
What it does
This app tests your knowledge in several content areas (Football, World Geography, State Capitals, Chemistry, and Planets) by asking you multiple trivia questions and keeping track of your score.
How I built it
After learning how to use the MIT App Inventor program, we brainstormed several ideas for apps that we thought we could create. We both decided that we wanted to make this trivia game instead over the other ideas we came up with, either because they were too complicated to figure out how to create in a few weeks, or because they weren't as interesting to us. We brought our ideas to life by using MIT Inventor App, and testing it on the Lenovo tablets that were given to our school this year.
Challenges I ran into
This was a very long process, and the first problem we encountered was understanding how we were going to use the programming blocks in order to achieve our goal. Our next problem was the content... we had to make up questions that weren't too hard or too easy. In all honesty, we ran into minor problems everyday but overcame them through hard work and dedication. We had a ton of fun making Trivia Mania and this whole process introduced us to something different that we would have never considered before.
Accomplishments that I'm proud of
Finishing this app (and having it actually work the way we envisioned) was an accomplishment in itself, and we learned so many things that we never thought we would learn before. We're grateful that we were introduced to this program and look forward to using it in the future.
What I learned
We learned how to work as a team, overcome challenges without giving up, and gained a deeper understanding of the software. But overall, we learned that no matter how challenging, if you really want to complete something, then you can achieve it.
What's next for Trivia Mania
Because of the limited time, we didn't program everything that we wanted to into the app. So in the future, we will add more components to make Trivia Mania even better!!