I like technology; I like to understand how things work.
Ever since my childhood, I've always been curious about how things work and operate, and how things are put together and assembled.
So, you could imagine that I was always taking things apart to understand how things worked while I was growing up. My parents bought me those RadioShack 100-in-1 electronics kits that taught you about electronics when I was growing up, and I even received my Ham Radio license (Novice level) at age 13!
Fast forward to today.
I have since learned how to write software, and was a paid professional software developer for about 25 years.
I have recently become interested in electronics again, and have been looking at the STM32 line of ARM processors by ST Microelectronics, in particular, the STM32F103C8T6 (used on the Blue Pill, a popular board with the aforementioned processor). Check it out if you're into tinkering with both hardware and software together.
But that is just a hobby; currently, I'm working on an iOS app for keeping track of tasks and projects, and have a couple of prototypes that you can try out if you would like. Eventually, the app will be released on the iOS App Store using the "freemium" model, where the app is free with basic features, but will offer premium features for a reasonably low price.
Due to the sheer amount of screen sizes for smart phones, tablets, laptops, and desktops, I am not able to make prototypes for all of the different sizes, but the prototypes linked below should resize to fit any screen, albeit some may show 'bars' at the top and bottom or sides of the screen on your device if you decide to try them out. The prototypes were specifically designed for the Plus size Apple iPhones (iPhone 6+, 7+, and 8+), so they should look perfect on those. Also, the protoypes were designed for portrait mode only, so if you rotate your device to landscape mode, the prototype may simply shrink!
An explanation regarding how I personally view the tasks, projects, and agenda which define the app's purpose:
- tasks are simple one-off items, that can be comprehended and completed fairly easily, and are represented using a single hollow box icon;
- a project is something that requires more work to complete, and is broken down into multiple tasks, and are represented using a double hollow box icon (to indicate multiple tasks);
- hollow box icons in combination with a color scheme are used to represent a due date you may have set on a task or a project, and any tasks or projects with a due date are shown on the agenda:
- red means that the task or project is due today or past due - in addition to that, the text will also be red for past due items
- yellow means that the task or project is due soon
- green means that there is no due date (which is not shown on the agenda, since the agenda only shows items with a due date)
- finally, tasks and projects can also be related - grouped together under a single heading, such as "House" for all of the things you need to get done regarding your house, or "Electronics" for all of your fun electronics projects - you can see this demonstrated on the "Projects" page of the prototype.
Please keep the above in mind while you use the prototype, as those points will drive the development of the app.
You can run these prototypes on anything that runs a web browser, so give it a try, and leave any feedback or criticisms you may have here.
Choose your preferred style of app theme below, (I prefer the dark mode for all of my computer software, as it is easier on the eyes...), and remember to leave me some feedback at the email link noted above - I would really appreciate it, and it will benefit you if you have any interest in using the app once it's released, as you get to provide some input on the direction that the app should go in!
Please note: these are only prototypes; they are not actual applications. The purpose of these are to demonstrate what the app should look like, and how it should function in a general sense. They are not meant to describe every single detail and interaction of the app, so keep that in mind as you try them out.
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