Apps by Students for March

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This is the ninth App by Students feature and it showcases the awesome creations that students and readers have created. (details on how to submit your app at the end)

This month, we feature 6 students! Gianni, Stuart, Clark, Adam, Angus and Bruno who have successfully published their apps to the App Store!


Gianni De Gennaro Fermi

Fermi

by Gianni De Gennaro (Mantova, Italy)

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Fermi App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/it/app/fermi/id963238518?mt=8

Tell us a little bit about your app

It’s a very simple app for my High School that can help all the students. You can read the news, your grades, daily calendar changes, etc.. The Principal was very happy when I presented my app!

How long did it take you to build it?

I simply modify the RSS app (described in your course) and added some functions, so more or less one week. A week later, as requested by many students, I did my release 1.1 for iOS 7.0 too (still under Apple approval).

What was the most memorable experience, learning or feeling of the whole journey?

The best feeling was the happiness to discover that Apple approved my app and that was available on the app store.


Stuart Pattison The Train Claim

The Train Claim

by Stuart Pattison

Tell us a little bit about your app

In the UK, we face a lot of issues with the punctuality of public transport, my App is focused around compensation for trains that are delayed. If a train is late by 30 minutes or more, you’re entitled to half of the cost of the ticket back from the train operator. However, this is a very cumbersome process that still relies on filling out lengthy application forms and submitting them online (and some cases by post). Recent studies have shown that most rail passengers do not bother with the ‘Delay Repay’ scheme. Although it is a legal requirement to offer compensation, the train companies attempt to make it as difficult as possible so passengers do not attempt to claim.

My app locally saves data about the users name, address, email address, travel routes etc. It is then able to use this data to autocomplete the majority of the delay form that is required by the train companies, often making the process as simple as 4-5 clicks. The main target audience are rail commuters that face delays on a daily basis. My goal is to have it covering every single train operator nationwide, hopefully with a user base numbering in the thousands.

How long did it take you to build it?

I started Chris’s course “How to make iPhone Apps with no programming experience” approximately 4 months ago. After feeling confident enough with the basics of programming and the Swift language, it took me roughly 2 months between starting and releasing the App.

What is one lesson that you learned in the process of building this app?

That almost anything is possible! Although my App is relatively basic in its capabilities, when I faced stumbling blocks I often used other Apps as inspiration that what I wanted to achieve could be done. If someone is able to create something as advanced as the ‘Google Now’ app – why can’t I?

What is one piece of advice that you can give to people who are learning iOS development right now?

Persistence is key! I often found myself at times on the verge of giving up when being stuck on one problem for days at a time, but a break and a fresh set of eyes can work wonders! If you can’t do something, come back to it. You’ll find it wasn’t as difficult as you convinced yourself it was.

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The Train Claim App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-train-claim/id962750191?ls=1&mt=8


Clark Branum Diamatic-App

Diamatic-App

by Clark Branum

Tell us a little bit about your app

This app was designed for our company’s existing customers to use as a reference to our products and materials.

How long did it take you to build it?

I worked on this for a couple of months (not continually) as time allowed.

What is one lesson that you learned in the process of building this app?

The most valuable lesson was using arrays and tableData to populate views.

What is one piece of advice that you can give to people who are learning iOS development right now?

My advice to new developers is to use Chris as a resource and study his material, I could not have done this without his support and encouragement.

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Diamatic-App App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/diamatic-app/id692195585?ls=1&mt=8


Adam Leitgeb Tally Counter

Tally Counter

by Adam Leitgeb, (Czech Republic, Europe)

Tell us a little bit about your app

A Tally Counter is a software to incrementally count something, typically fleeting. One of the most common things Clicker Counter could be used for is counting people, animals, or things that are quickly coming and going from some location.

How long did it take you to build it?

About 2 hours.

How did the course or tutorial help?

I didn’t know how to start. I already knew C language and python but just in shell mode. Cause swift syntax is similar to python it was easy for me to learn but xcode and iOS programming was very complicated from start. Your tutorials helped me to understand the basics. I’m very grateful to you.

What was the most memorable experience, learning or feeling of the whole journey?

Probably how is xcode great IDE. I have experience with few python IDE’s and MS Visual Studio and xcode is absolutely on higher level.

screenshot 1 Tally Counterscreenshot 2 Tally Counterscreenshot 3 Tally CounterTally Counter app icon

Tally Counter App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/cz/app/tally-counter-click-count/id967632242?mt=8


Angus Yip  Bingoo

BINGOO

by Angus Yip (Irvine, CA)

My app is basically a easy, quick game for people to play in party. There is a range between 1 and 99. Every person takes turns to guess a number until the person guesses the preset number.

I have spent almost 2 weeks to learn the Swift Language and build this quick, easy iOS app.

I have never thought that I could be able to build an app in such a short time period. However, after I read the tutorials on your website, I felt that building an app is not as hard as I thought, so I am very thankful for what you have offered on your website.

I have experienced a lot of errors during the process of development, but I did not give up. After spending two weeks, I was able to submit my app and got approved by Apple.

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BINGOO App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/bingoo/id969844024?ls=1&mt=8


Bruno Morais  AcidenteLog

AcidenteLog

by Bruno Morais (Brazil)

Tell us a little bit about your app

This App is meant to aid in the collection of details of traffic accident sites in Brazil. There are features to save the images of the accident as well as the documents of vehicles and people involved. Instead of noting the details, you just click and choose the information. This App is now used by some Federal Highway Police agents on Brazil.

How long did it take you to build it?

It took 25 days for the App got sent to review.

How did the course or tutorial help?

I had no knowledge on Swift, but after the course I felt confident to develop various types of Apps. Almost all application functions that I used was taught in the course. I think that anyone can develop to iOS with this course.

What was the most memorable experience, learning or feeling of the whole journey?

The most memorable experience was the fact that in a few classes I have already developed my first ever App and use it on my iPhone. See my study working as fast in practice is very rewarding.

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BINGOO App Store link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/acidentelog/id965776936?l=pt&ls=1&mt=8


A huge congratulations to all the students above who overcame the learning curve, frustration and road blocks in order to publish their apps in the App Store! I can’t to see what apps you guys build next!

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