One of the most difficult things about creating an app is to come up with an original or innovative idea. Here are a few good ideas students of The Complete iOS 10 Developer Course have come up with.
Crack It Math
Crack It Math is a visually attractive app where you have to solve mathematical problems before moving onto the next level. You start with some simple arithmetic which increases in difficulty then equations are introduced which gets more challenging as you progress. There’s even an AI Solver to give you a helping hand if you feel things are getting more difficult. In app purchases are available on the app which will give you additional levels but the first 32 levels are free.
A great looking game to exercise your mind. You can check out this visually stunning game from the App Store.
Another mathematics based app, Lightning maths helps you practice your multiplication tables. And like the name suggests, you have to answer the questions quick! You can control the speed in which the questions are asked to make it more challenging and this will certainly keep your mind sharp! The author claims that it’s an intelligent app that remembers what you can and what you can’t do and will never ask you to complete the same operation twice, unless you ask it to.
Lightning Maths is completely free and you can get it from the App Store here.
Move Alarm Clock
Although all iOS devices have an alarm clock facility this app is an alarm clock app with a difference. This app will wake you up playing your favourite music giving you a positive start to the day. The app also has a built in weather update feature so you can see what the day ahead is going to be like. And if you need to get up in the middle of the night and you’re not near a lamp or light switch the app has a torch light facility too!
While all these features are available separately it’s nice that the author has gone to the effort to combine them all in my app. Check out the full features of this app.
A multiplayer game the idea is to allow two players to tap on a button on each end of the phone as quick as you can. And whoever taps the quickest wins! The two buttons are on the same phone. Let’s hope there aren’t any reports of over enthusiastic players on this app. I can see how this game can become addictive though!
There’s score board that keeps track of each tap from the players. A very simple reaction game which has the potential to provide lots of fun for two people. You can check out Quickest Tap here.
Travel WODs is an app intended for people who do lots of travelling and find it difficult to hit the gym. This app has a huge database of body weight exercises you can perform without the need for gym equipment.
It also has exercises to incorporate a kettle bell and jump rope too! With over 1000 exercises in its database you won’t run out of things to do. You can get this app from the app store here.
Here’s a few published apps from students of The Complete iOS Developer Course. It’s great to see some refreshing ideas, where they are a further expansion of apps from the course or totally new ones based on simple ideas! Getting a an app published is a great achievement!
Everybody has played higher or lower in some form or another, if you haven’t you would have at least an idea of what it is! This is a visually stunning game where two cards are dealt to a each player and you have to guess whether the 3rd card to be dealt is going to be higher or lower the the dealt cards. And to make things a little bit more interesting there’s an element of gambling involved! It’s not real money though, just virtual money which you can’t cast in.
You can get Entre at the Apple Store or this link.
Parky My Car
Have you ever parked your car somewhere but forgotten precisely where it is? Parky My Car will help provide your car parking location as a reminder. You have options to take a note or capture landmark beside your car location. Letting you choose your map appearance with a Remind after feature. And you can manage manage your car’s locations through parking history. Providing you with google maps or apple map routes to your car.
Get Parky My Car from here.
Pop Quiz – Letter
An educational app for young children who are learning letters of the alphabet. This app lets them practice learning their letters in an original way. Bubbles are dropped randomly on the screen and the goal of the game is to find and pop the letters before they disappear. Rise up in levels and the balls will fall faster and disappear quicker. Excellent for kids ages 4-10 but equally entertaining for adults.
You can get Pop Quiz Letters from the App Store.
Fiona The Fish
Join Fiona on an underwater adventure as she collects coins and avoids the deadly shark! Collect coins to unlock extra fun games to play. Collect diamonds to help Fiona swim faster and have access to even more treasure. There’s whack-a-mole, tic tac toe, hangman, snakes and ladders, snap and more extra games ready to be unlocked. And best of all – there are no in app purchases!
Get Fiona The Fish from the App Store here.
A simple scroll tapping game and a Flappy Bird Clone were you control a bee and avoid on coming attacks from enemy bees. A simple screen tapping game which is fun and exciting!
You can check out Been Wondering from the App Store here.
Here’s a roundup of a few Android apps created by students in the last month. If you have an app which you want featured do let us know!
This visually stunning looking app requires you to move a cosmic ball around space and collect coins to accumulate points while avoiding a foray or asteroid from hitting you. You can also collect bombs which you can use to blast all the asteroids on the screen to give you some breathing space to collect those coins. There are several difficulty levels and the game has scored highly from reviews after its release.
You can get Cosmic Maneuver from the Google Play Store.
Another space related game Gravity Force puts you in control of a ball for you to guide through rough obstacles. You do this by weaving through space and change gravity settings. Make sure you don’t go near those obstacles flying around in space or the black holes because it could be a disaster!
Have a look at Gravity Force from the Play Store here.
If you go to the gym and lift weights you probably keep track of your exercises. There are some apps available for this but Weight Log no grills simple and easy to use app which will keep a list of all your exercises which is neatly categorised. You can enter your weights in either kg or lb and you’ll receive warnings if it’s been a while since you last increased the weight for an exercise to help encourage you to progress.
Weight Log is available from the Play Store.
White House Race 2016
With the US presidential elections fast approaching there’s a host of election related apps being released. White house race is a simple reaction game where you tap (or smack) on the faces of Donald Trump or Hilary clinton as they appear on screen. You do this as quick as you can within a short time. There are two difficulty levels to this game. A very simple game which can help past the time.
You can get this app from here.
It has been a while since we featured an article of some of the app students of The Complete Android Developer Course have created so I thought it would be nice to feature a few published apps so people can see what other students have published. Unfortunately it’s not possible to feature every app from students so here are just a few.
The app description describes the app as being a simple tool to aid users in visualizing any quadratic or linear equation in the form of a simple graph. And you can tell the developer has spent some time planning how the app interacts with the user. Getting a easy user interaction experience is much harder than it sounds for apps like these.
You can get the app here.
A simple scrolling game where you control a dinosaur and shoot at on coming Pterodactyls (flying dinosaurs) while you jump in the air. The aim of the game is just to accumulate as many points as you can. It looks to be a good app to kill some time.
You can get Dino Dash with this link.
You’ve heard of Flappy Bird, this is Flappy Burp. The game is an obvious adaption of the popular app and taken from the lectures of The Complete Android Developer Course but with a twist! You have to avoid the coming hoard of fast food which approaches Burp.
Get Flappy Burp here.
A simple but fun game, Meteoroid Breaker is a game that tests the users. Quite simple to play, you just break the hovering meteoroid by tapping on screen and moving your meteoroid forward before you fall on the ground. I can see people playing this game for hours on end. Not bad at all for a first app!
You can get Meteoroid Breaker here.
Down Up Challenge
The is an fitness app for working the core. You choose an exercise from the app menu, set a time on how long you want to perform the exercise for and it takes you through the motion of when to go down and when to come back up. A professional looking app, there are two versions. The free version just gives you push ups only as an exercise while the paid version gives you a few more exercise variations such as leg raises, squats and a circuit randomiser.
Get Down Up Challenge from this link.
Here’s another round up of some apps published by students of the iOS 9 Developer Course. If you have published an app let us know by email, Facebook or Twitter!
For those who don’t know, Pho is a Vietnamese noodle dish. The app is designed as a one stop app which will display all venues which serves Pho near the user and provides the reviews from online sites like Yelp, Zomato and Google. So you have all the reviews at your finger tips and can decide where to eat! A must have app for all Pho lovers. You can get the app here.
Aimed to make life easier for pharmacy technicians in North America, the purpose of this app is to check that the DEA (Drug Enforcement Agency) number provided by a doctor is legitimate for prescriptions and not forgeries. Looks very easy to use! This app can be purchased from the App Store.
If you want to go out for a few drinks but are not sure where then this is the ideal app! Bar Roulette will choose a highly rated bar from ratings from sites like Uber, Yelp and Foursquare and present you with a destination. The author of the app claims that the app will work anywhere in the world where Uber, Yelp and Foursquare are available. So this app would be great to use in a new town or city. Check out Bar Roulette from the App Store.
Plan D – Daily planning. Reinvented
A daily planner which outlines your daily routines. You can quickly enter your jobs for the day and receive a reminder for when it is due.
You can get Daily Planner Reinvented from here.
If you take your blood pressure on a regular basis then this is a very useful app. Simple BP will allow you to track your systolic and diastolic measurements readings from over time. It not only logs the results but can present the results in graph format so you can have a glance of the historic results.
Get simple BP from the App Store here.