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Lambda School – iOS Development Bootcamp – Week 7 – BUILD WEEK 1

At the end of a unit we have to build our own project using what we learned. We could build a project from an approved list or we could submit our own for approval.


I have been caught up on the whole bullet journal thing and have become fascinated with tracking daily activity so I wanted to build an app that tracks something and tracking your mood seemed like fun. This was not on the list of approved projects so I submitted it for approval.

Not only did my idea got approved but there were 2 other classmates that wanted to build something similar so we got paired up together. For the past 6 weeks I was building projects on my own, and now I got to work with 2 other people. I wasn’t sure if I was happy, anxious, concerned, excited or a combination of all of the above plus more.


The first day we spent planning out the project. This what we came up with

Screen Shot 2020-03-02 at 3.04.57 PM

We built this with a website called whimsical and it allowed for collaboration between the 3 of us to get it laid out to where we all approved. We wanted to keep our MVP simple so that we could have a functioning product and then we could add features if we had time.

By the end of the week we accomplished most of our MVP features with just a few bugs to fix.

Screen Shot 2020-03-02 at 3.05.19 PM

I couldn’t have asked for a better group. We all have our strengths and together we managed to get a project built and running almost to completion in one week. We still have the second week to make it better.

As a group we were able to learn and reinforce the following skills.

  • Brainstorming
  • Mind mapping
  • Sketching and prototyping
  • Listing features
    • Prioritizing the features to have a reasonable MVP
  • Planning the build
  • Working in remote groups, on the same project without creating more problems.
  • Communication of problems and wins
  • Git and Github
    • Pull Requests
    • Merge Conflicts

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