Design mock ups for the app in photoshop. Use screenshot from the iPod touch's music app to design the mock ups.
Slides Due to FIA
Jan 27 2013 - Jan 28 2013
Slideshow must be given to the FIA a week before the Pitch
Dress Rehearsal for Pitch
Feb 1 13 - Feb 2 13
Dan Greene reads the pitch to the rest of the group and we decide what edits to make
02/04/2013 - 02/05/2013
Present our app idea to the FIA judges. We won the grant and now begin working on our app.
Begin working on basics of app
Feb 8 13 - Feb 13 13
Work on the important features of the app early on to ensure that it is the best way to go about doing the project. For example, I need to make sure that the "contorted play bar" feature is reasonably doable.
Learn how to implement Google Maps API
Feb 10 13 - Feb 15 13
Get audio playback to work w/ contorted playbar
2/15/13 - 2/25/13
Using audio file, app will play the audio and make playback fully controllable (play, pause, stop, scroll through audio) and have the current position represented on both the contorted playbar and the playbar at the top.
place paths on Map interface
2/22/13 - 3/3/13
Get the "Nodes" screen to seamlessly transition to path screen when a node is clicked, have path begin playing and attach path correctly to google maps background.
make user content addable
3/1/13 - 3/15/13
Let users place a text note on the path and have that note pop up when that point on the path is crossed by other users
Design SQL database and set up server for app
3/14/13 - 3/20/13
Make it so that user comments are downloadable from server
Bring all sections of app together into a working product
03/20/2013 - 03/27/2013
Make sure design works seamlessly, that all features work together and the app is basically in beta
Buy Apple Developers License
3/25/13 - 3/27/13
Buy an apple developers license to start testing on real idevices. We will need this for the beta testing but it is also good for me to test it out as well.
03/27/2013 - 04/08/2013
Select about 15 people to participate in a paid beta program. Use their feedback to fix bugs or change other problems with the app
Implement beta suggestions
4/8/13 - 4/14/13
Use the suggestions that people give me to build a better app
Polish app/ put finishing touches
4/10/13 - 4/18/13
Make the app work as smoothly as possible, add pop up animations to comments, make the interface look modern and polished.
Submit app to app store
4/18/13 - 4/27/13
Apparently it usually takes just over a week to get an app approved to the app store, so we need to keep a lot of cushion in case it takes longer than expected or if we don't pass the first time around
Release the app's source code
4/22/13 - 5/1/13
Put the source code on a place like github and determine how we want to move forward with expanding the app to other groups/ providing a toolbox with the app.
4/27/13 - 5/10/13
Post about the app on Facebook and Twitter, spend the word around the university and get as many people interested in the app as possible
Submit app a second time if necessary
4/27/13 - 5/6/13
If our app doesn't make it to the app store the first time, we can try again
FIA Final Presentation
5/6/13 - 5/7/13
Present our product to the FIA judges and sponsors
Prepare for Capstone Fair
5/7/13 - 5/9/13
Create a way to make the app moddable
5/9/13 - 6/20/13
Possibly as a downloadable toolbox, or as a website that would generate the code with only a few text/ audio story inputs