Team 2BananaSoda came together December 12th, 2012, for our first hack day. Together we worked on creating our first android app.
We wanted to do something simple, so our first app is a simple calculator for determining the price per units. An example would be calculating the cost between two products in a store, for this example we'll use shampoo. If you had a 16 oz bottle of shampoo priced at $20 and an 8 oz bottle of shampoo priced at $15.95 then our app would tell you that the 16 oz is $1.25 per unit and the 8 oz is $1.99 per unit. So the cheapest would be the 16 oz bottle.
This time around we had 3 people, 2 of which took up the role of developer and I played the role of the product manager and designer. Since it was the developers first time working in android, they spent a portion of time to setup their IDEs and learn the basics of native android. In the mean time I worked on mocking up what our app was going to look like. We decided to go with one screen resolution for our first android app and worry about more in the future, we went with the screen size of a Samsung Galaxy S3. After mocking up the design, I spliced it up and sent it off to the developers and then proceed to work on the app's icon that will be seen on a device's homescreen.
We wrapped our night up with a great amount of progress, getting the functionality of the app completed. We then spent extra time separately to finish up the integration of graphics into the app.
If you're interested in trying out our app you can check it out on the app store by clicking on the button above.