Friday, November 24, 2017

Day 18 - Putting the pieces in place

Continuing setting up the codebase, it was fun putting the pieces in place. Still experimenting with the code and seeing how things work out together, one piece at a time and the approach is working so far. Still, there are a lot of aspects of the application that need to be in place and many things that need to be learned. Things have started with the mobile app, now slowly and slowly need to add the API layer to the app.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Day 17 - Starting with development

Finally started with setting up the initial code. Still needs to learn a few things, but the progress was good, now we have a finalized set of technologies and it's just about putting it all together. Worked on a lot of experiments and sample codes and things are looking well in place. Learning while doing is quite fun.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Day 16 - Working o the Algorithm

Most of the designs are now in place, it's time to just give some time to coding part of the application. I have been working on simple prototype API for one of the algorithms, so it was time to pull it up again and work on it. It was a good start, but still, a lot of work is left in this.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Day 15 - Documenting things

Today was all about writing down aspects of the company, the goals, core values and value proposition. It gave me an interesting perspective, as it was time to write down things with not many technical details. Now a few documents are in place, all with a little different purpose and different information from each other.

Monday, November 20, 2017

Day 14 - Continue refining the first interaction

The general idea of the first interaction was shaped up and was in pixels, but a little more refinement was needed. So it was refined and it was in place and now it was time to work on another listing and work on the user interactions. This screen needed to be driving by swipe-actions, so I looked at some of the common UI patterns to achieve that and came up with 2 versions of the design. It was a good progress with some machine learning aspects of the module.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Day 13 - Planning the first interaction

With all the views and listings in place, it was time to work on the first interaction with the user. This is the input screen where the user will be adding data, it is crucial because the interaction flow needs to be quick and should have enough information to be analyzed. The screens were done with a few iterations and there was a meetup scheduled at the place where I was working. I was kind of expecting a little bit more from the meetup but it was good enough and a good learning experience.

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Day 12 - It was all about netwroking

There was no work today as I was just talking with people and sharing things. Got a few ques in therm of investment opportunities as well. By the end of the day, I was reevaluating things in terms of how much to ask in this round of funding. I was putting things together in terms of how to present the idea to a person who is not much on the technical side of things.

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Day 11 - Focus on investment

With some designs in place, it was time to keep a check on the financial part. We are still raising the seed round, so I sent in a few mail and looked for options where the funds can be raised. The day was about thinking, searching and planning. Nothing concrete still finalized on this part still, but we believe it is a process and we are in process to get our funding in place.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Day 10 - Continuing on design

Today was about refinements on the designs. The idea was to complete the screens to see the complete flow of the application and then work on the added details. So today was about those details and refinements to the design. I was happy with the flow but was not so satisfied with the overall look and feel of the screens. The screens were refined and worked on research about some of the common patterns in the mobile UI design. By the end of the day, the designs were better and well in shape to assess what development will be like.

Monday, November 13, 2017

Day 9 - Design Design and Design

So after a few days of not being in office because of a friend's wedding, it was time to get back on track. Today was a lot of design and a lot of progress was made in terms of screens and the overall flow of the application. A lot of minute details came into context today and was interesting to see that the application was growing in scale.

There was a lot of detail that was needed in those screens and that made room for some clever features.