So, a while back in January,
“why isn’t there an app that looks pretty and also let’s me see where I spent my money?”
Of course, there may be an app with similar functions,
But looking through the Store, I couldn’t find one that matched my idea. Or they just cost money. But more on that below…
Find it on the Play Store here: Budgetter
Back to the Experience:
But I’ve never created something that people are supposed to interact with daily.
This was tough.
But… I just sat down and researched
“how to create android app”
is what I typed in Google search.
Then I discovered Android Studio.
It runs on IntelliJ and I was already familiar with that…
So I just gave it a try and…
it was scary!
the sample I chose, did not work.
It was a simple “hello world”,
but already here, I felt like I screwed up.
So I began to research, and research, and research.
I then came across Code Babes Youtube Channel.
They were really good!
They made every single step understandable and…. sort of easy to follow…
To cut short: I did exactly what they did and nothing worked, I had a newer Android Studio version, so much newer, that the syntax was always wrong.
So I started all over and Google started to be my top webpage I have used for about 2 months.
Unfortunally I did not find everything there, I had to improvise.
So I did Trial and Error for about 2 weeks, having slept 3-5h a day and working on that App I just wanted to finish.
Today, it is on the Play Store. Finished.
It looks exactly how I’ve imagined and it still has so much to come!
I am so excited even thinking about it.
And yes! I got super addicted!
I am even finally happy with the logo:
It just had to be easy to understand, and convey that “easy”.
Right now I am still struggling with the ranking…
Maybe this Post will help? Who knows…
But I am too ambitious, I know I will be developing far more.