This project was created as part of #wdc 8. The challenge was to re-create an app that was powered by a Google Spreadsheet. I approached the problem by first getting as much of the required functionality as I could in place and then looked for some nice designs that I could use to improve the overall aesthetics of the app.
- The inspiration for the functionality of this app came from Victoria’s tutorial here on Hashnode
- Next I needed some quotes, which I borrowed from this Hubspot blog post
- I put 21 quotes (7 quotes from 3 categories) into this Google Sheet and shared it with the Community.
- I added the “get” and “sort” functionality to my project. I know there are a few ways to do sorting, and my original intention was to do it in Google sheets, but I found a new(?) way of doing this in the blocks and since it worked I stuck with it!
- Next, I set about improving the appearance of the UI. I found this great dribbble shot by Saleh and used it as a guide for my own design.
- To make styling (and restyling) as easy as possible I went back to Thunkable and used variables to set all the colours for the buttons and labels in my app
- I used this colour palette from coolors.co to “theme” my app, but since everything is set in the blocks it makes future changes really easy.
This was really an enjoyable design challenge - ideally I’d like to add in an “upload quote” option so that it matches the functionality of Victoria’s original tutorial, but having seen Saleh’s design on dribbble I also want to add “favourites” and make the quotes searchable.
As usual, this project is freely available for anyone in the Community to remix. Feel free to change the design and functionality in any way you see fit, but if you use it for a project please let me know as I’d love to see where it ends up being used.
As I mentioned above, I could quite happily spend the rest of the week refining this app but the great thing about the #wdc is that you have a specific goal and a clearly defined end point so it’s very motivating.
If you’re looking for a project to complete yourself then I’d highly recommend that you have a go at the next Weekend Design Challenge.