App Journal 1
Facebook: I downloaded Facebook because it is an app where you can have fun with activities like watching funny videos, and reading news and articles. It meets the need of social interaction. I think its purpose is to solve the need for distraction.
Twitter: I downloaded Twitter because it is an app where you can be up to date with global news, as well as how other people are feeling. As Facebook does, I think this app meets the need of social interaction, and its purpose is to transmit news and other people´s lives instantaneously.
Youtube: I downloaded YouTube because it is an app where you can real by watching videos of many different categories. It meets the need of distraction and entertainment. I think its purpose is to enable users to relax and entertain themselves.
CNN: I downloaded CNN because I like to keep up to date with global news and issues. It meets people´s need for information, and I think its purpose is to enable users to know about current world problems.
Positivity: I downloaded Positivity because I was looking for an app that would enable me to relax, meditate, and remove stress from my body. It meets people´s need to relax, and I think its purpose is to allow people to slow down for half an hour and meditate.
App Journal 2
1. An app for mental health
2. An app were people can share books
3. An app that contains tests that will help students study.
4. An app that contains videos regarding school topics
5. A free movies app
6. An app that has excercise routines
7. A school social media
8. An app that will teach you how to play a musical instrument
App Journal 3
Volaris: it is targeted towards travelers who wish to book their flights.
Lego Batman: it is targeted towards children who like legos and Batman.
Duolingo: it is targeted towards students who wish to learn a new language.
Khan Academy: it is targeted towards students who wish a complement to their education.
TED: it is targeted towards people who wish to learn about interesting topics from other people.
Calorie Counter & Diet tracker: it is targeted towards users who excercise frequently and are on a diet.
WhatsApp: it is targeted towards young and adult people who wish to comunicate easily with friends and family.
Pages: it is targeted towards Apple users who wish for a writing program.
Numbers: it is targeted towards Apple users who wish for a presentations program.
Keynote: it is targeted towards Apple users who wish for a number sheets program.
Apple Store: it is targeted towards Apple users who wish to buy Apple products.
iTunes U: it is targeted towards people of all ages, Apple users, who wish to learn about different topics.
iMovie: it is targeted towards people of all ages, Apple users, who wish for a movie making software.
Spotify: this app is targeted towards people of all ages who wish to listen to music.
Kindle: this app is targeted towards people of all ages but who like reading books.
App Journal 4
Youtube and CNN are easy to use apps, because their UI is intuitive, and requires little complexity to navigate/search through it. On the other hand, Twitter, Facebook, and Positivity are more complex to use because they involve more options, and some of them are not so easy to find.
App Journal 5
The app that stands out to me now is the one that will be focused on mental health. It will address the issue of the lack of information on mental health issues, and will help people with those issues connect between themselves and with a therapist. I think it will be disruptive because not so many apps focus on mental health, and it will help clients a lot.
App Journal 6
App name: Infomental
Problem: Provide information on mental health.
My app will help people with mental health/psychological/psychiatric issues, by providing information, connecting between themselves, and connecting with a qualified therapist that may be able to give them psychological/psychiatric help and/or medication, because currently there is a lack of information on mental health, and its kind of a taboo subject.
App Journal 7
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The app might make use for GPS, in order to detect where users are located globally, the camera, so that they can comunicase between themselves and with a therapist, and the touchscreen to access the multiple functions.
App Journal 8
-Users will be able to comunicate between themselves.
-Users will be able to communicate with an adequate therapist.
-GPS will track user´s location so they can connect themselves with other clients and local therapists.
-The app will offer in app purchases: such as a guided meditation for relaxation, and therapists will need to pay a fee in order to advertise themselves in the app.
App Journal 9
Positivity: it offers a guided meditation/relaxation, the UI is easy to use, but doesn´t allow for users to connect between themselves.
Mental Health First Aid: it offers info on what to do in case you suspect a person close to you has mental health issues, the UI is easy to use, but again, it doesn´t allow for users to connect between themselves.
Therapist Finder FREE: allows users to contact a nearby psychologist, UI is easy to use, but it does not allow users to connect between themselves.
App Journal 10
Deference: our app has a simple and minimalist user interface.
Clearness: The app uses vibrant colors such as white and blue.
Depth: the app is mostly plain.
App Journal 11
Appealing icon: for me, Instagram has an appealing and brilliant icon which immediatly catches the attention of the user.
Get right into action: For me, CNN is an app that you can easily navigate through immediatly after you enter it.
Tutorial: 111% is a game which offers an easy introduction to how it´s played.