Building a Web App
Ordering Lunch Sucks – We Fixed That
Every Friday we gather for a group lunch. Lunch is great, ordering for a large group of people sucks. What do you all want? Where should we order from? Who’s calling it in? That’s not too bad unless half the people want pizza and the other half want falafels. What if we built an app that listed all of the local restaurants and allowed our team to vote on a location and place their order. Ah ha! Perfect time to use our skills to plan, design, and build a web app. Let’s call it GrubGrab!
Friday came around and we gave our prototype it’s first test run. Things went well overall, but there was plenty of room for improvement. Over the next couple weeks we fixed bugs, added some features, cleaned up the very basic UI and eventually landed on a prototype that worked and was laid out in an intuitive way. This is when we were ready to start building out the final product from our prototype.
In the next post, we’ll discuss our process for picking a framework, the hurdles we faced, and finally our success with React.