ASSIGNMENT 3: CHAT STICKERS
The theme for my chat stickers are in-cooperated combining my favourite animals and my childhood fantasy; Princesses and Princes. These six animals from royal families will portray six emotions; happy, sad, sleepy, angry, working and confused.
Given below are my chat stickers uploaded on a Google Docs page. Go ahead, click the button! 👇🏻
EXERCISE 4: MOBILE APP
Mobile app name: Vinyl
"Without music, life would be a mistake" - Friedrich Nietzsche
The main purpose of this app is to give you the world's best music experience with an extra twist. Not only will you indulge yourself in your favourite tunes, but you will now be able to listen to and enjoy the top 40 songs trending across the world, read the latest celebrity news in the Hollywood world and listen to world wide live radio streaming, with the rest of the world.
1) Home Page - This page contains the logo of the app and the four main features of our app, which will take you to their respective pages. The features will be explained in the following pages later.
2) Top 40 - This page takes you to the list of songs that is trending around the world, currently and lets you enjoy the song while watching the music video. You will also be able to share your favourite music video with your family and friends via Facebook, Twitter, Email and Messages. You will also be allowed to type in any comment about your favourite songs and tell us what you feel through the comment feature.
3) News - Wanna keep up with what's happening in Hollywood? Here's an easy way to read all the trending Celebrity news by just one touch. Tap and Read, easy as that!
4) Radio - Bored of listening to the same local radio stations and listening to the same songs on repeat most of the time? Well, Vinyl's radio page is here for the rescue! Tune into worldwide radio stations live and indulge in the best music that will turn your frown upside down! From UK radio stations to Jamaican radio stations, the variety of music will never make you feel bored. You can also like the radio station and leave a comment on your favourite radio stations as feedback.
5) My Music - This page is yours. You can save your preferred choice of music, create your very own playlists, check out albums by your favourite artists. You can also add songs to a favourite list and carry all your music, wherever you go. Other features include the play button, the fast forward and rewind buttons, the 'add to favourites' button, the loop button and the shuffle button.
We hope to deliver the best music experience! Download Vinyl by clicking the link below!
Limitations of using ibuildapp
We used the iBuildApp website to create our mobile app and we came across many difficulties when using iBuildApp. One difficulty was that, iBuildApp did not allow us to add buttons and widgets to our sub pages, apart from the home page. We designed another 'Now Playing page' in hopes of linking it to the My Music page through a widget but after days of trying, we figured out that it wasn't possible.
Another limitation of using the iBuildApp is that we aren't allowed to customize a widget according to our own liking. For example, we could not upload any background images to our widgets and change the font of our widgets etc. Also, the widgets are very general and will not suit specific design functions that we liked to create. We also found out that the template could not be edited after submission which caused us much inconvenience.
Furthermore, the we could not add a splash screen that we like because we had to pay to cutomize the splash screen that goes on our app. Also, most of the Powr widgets could not be used without upgrading our account to premium and paying a monthly fee which was very inconvenient.
Moreover, the iBuildApp interface is not user friendly. It took us days of practice to execute our app. And there are no in depth tutorials available on how to use the website.