For this assignment we were tasked to either produce a sports, weather or student recipe app, I chose to produce a weather app. As a baseline I used to standard weather app that come preloaded onto the Samsung Galaxy S6, I have been using it for almost 2 years now and it never lets me down. When thinking of my weather app ideas I had the notion of, ‘a weather app must do multiple jobs’ and I feel that I was able to do this in my final project.
At first using Adobe Dreamweaver was difficult, but one I understood the software I was able to use it competently; I would have like more time to properly figure out the mechanics of the softer but I feel that my work turned out the best way I could of. My work turned out the way I wanted it too, I look just like my sketches and all the concepts I came up with, my 3 pages all came out great and I was able to make them all link and work together.
I would say that there are many improvements that I can make, one of them would have to be the overall look of the at, unlike the app I used as a baseline my app turned out more flat 2Dimentional, I would have liked to make it more 3Dimentional and more sleek to give it a more professional feel to it, I would say this is how I would improve my app.
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Target audience: As i am making a weather app my main target audience is for people that work and for students so my main goal is for my app has look professional enough for the adults using it for work, but it also has to look ‘cool’ and fun enough for the students that are using it for school. The app must have many jobs, as well as being a weather app, it must also tell the time, give the date it must also be able to predict the time, this will further appeal to my target audience and my weather app will become the standard weather app.
A weather app must be realisable and accurate this builds trust with the user and they will become a form of marketing, as In my experience people are more likely to use an app if it is recommended to them by a person the trust, this will help to widen my target audience. Before the app is downloaded be the user, it must deliver on the promises set out on the app store, this further helps my app gain a better reputation, causing it to grow.
Legal conditions: For a weather app, I must find a way to gain permission from Google, (as my app is an Android app) to use their location services, the reason i will need to do this is because my weather like many others, relies on GPS to and the internet to tell the user what temperature it is in their location and at that time. If proper legal actions are not taken I will be subject to prosecution and my app will be removed from the app store. Going through proper legal channels will help the image of my application which in turn will help with my target audience.
This moodboard is made up of all my heaven a hell app.
This moodboard is made up of the 3 options we were given to design our app on.
The word app is short for application because, it is a way of saying that all this type of software have a function, hence the word application. These and product with the label SMART, will be able to support apps. we see apps usually used on phone, tablet, televisions, computers and laptops we also see them run on multiple operating systems from iOS to Windows
Rule of Thirds & Negative Space: By splitting the phone screen into 3 parts, it gives the app direction and the user can determine the importance of each part. when the rule is used incorrectly in an app, the user will have a hard time determining where to focus but, when the rule is used in the right way the user instantly know how to maneuver the gif above give a clear representation of the the rule of thirds on the left you can see a proper use of this rule and the user can clearly se that the subject of the image is the stack but, on the left, the stack id no longer in the middle third and thus is no longer the subject of the image, this is a poor use f this rule. the image on the right helps us understand negative space, negative space is the empty space around an object or subject, on the left image this would be the first and last thirds and on the right image this would be all the thirds as the rule is not being utilised.
Another student viewed my animation, and these were their comments:
The Character design is great.
I like the way it is framed.
Animation is slightly jarring at times.
It is a bit difficult to understand story wise.
After watching my animation again i do agree with these comments and i do admit with some of the issues, I was aware of them, and i will be able to fix them in an hour of Marks lesson.