Design mock ups for the app in photoshop. Use screenshot from the iPod touch's music app to design the mock ups.
Slideshow must be given to the FIA a week before the Pitch
Dan Greene reads the pitch to the rest of the group and we decide what edits to make
Present our app idea to the FIA judges. We won the grant and now begin working on our app.
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.
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.
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.
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
Make it so that user comments are downloadable from server
Make sure design works seamlessly, that all features work together and the app is basically in beta
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.
Select about 15 people to participate in a paid beta program. Use their feedback to fix bugs or change other problems with the app
Use the suggestions that people give me to build a better app
Make the app work as smoothly as possible, add pop up animations to comments, make the interface look modern and polished.
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
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.
If our app doesn't make it to the app store the first time, we can try again
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
Present our product to the FIA judges and sponsors
Possibly as a downloadable toolbox, or as a website that would generate the code with only a few text/ audio story inputs