Kaleb's Thanksgiving Hackathon Part 2

Hard to believe it is already Sunday. I'm pretty excited to get back to Predix and Historian tomorrow, although it has been a great few days of Thanksgiving break. Two days ago, I began my own Thanksgiving Hackathon to progress on my InspireMe app. Today I want to show it went! First and foremost, please understand that I will be working to make the theming of the app better in the upcoming weeks. I focused on functionality for this weekend.

Accomplishments of my Thanksgiving Hackathon:

  • Quotes page - discover segment loads list of random quotes FROM SQLite (not stubbed!!!) that can be favorited

    • favorite => add to favorite
    • dismiss => remove from the list, when list reaches 0, load more to Discover
  • Quotes page - favorite segment loads favorited quotes from the user
  • Quotes page - submit segment lets you submit a favorite quote via email
  • Schedule page - Quote can be scheduled

    • disclaimer - default configuration is used, not from the form in the screenshots (next step for sure)
  • Schedule page - notifications -> Local notifications are working and are using a quote from the database
  • Schedule page - scheduled notifications show as a list of cards, even if the formatting / user experience is terrible at the moment
  • SQLite - FINALLLLLLYY GOT THIS WORKING TO LOAD INITIAL QUOTES!!!

Next steps:

  • Finish up functionality
  • Clean up code
  • Theme the app and get logos/icons made
  • Write Test code

Screenshots from my Thanksgiving Hackathon:

I uploaded the screenshots into my portfolio, check out Inspir3Me here:

Kaleb's Portfolio Page

Lessons:

  1. Have your development environment updated and set up before starting
  2. Buy more snacks!!
  3. Enjoy the process
  4. Drink lots of coffee
  5. Put your head under a cold shower when you start getting tired in the late night
  6. Take breaks (and read the Ranger's apprentice series if you haven't)

Final thoughts:

My Thanksgiving Hackathon was a blast and for me considered a success!! 

I will definitely be looking to optimize the code a bit as the language becomes more familiar. Snacks, totally gone. I will never forget bagel bites again.

Lastly, thanks to everyone who gave me some quotes to use on Facebook, all of them were included in the prototype.

Have a great Sunday!!

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