I think experiential learning and sharing is one of the best ways to learn about any subject in the world. When someone has used a technology or gone through a process there are lessons learned every step of the way.
By sharing that experience it will not only help others learn some of the pitfalls and how to deal with them but also highlights areas where they can insure successful outcomes.
I recently came across one of these experience based stories and wanted to share a link to it and some of the highlights this developer noted as they built a Universal Windows for their mom to help her manage taking her medications.
The app, called Pillbox, is from Windows developer kidjenius who built it for PC, Mobile, HoloLens and Surface Hub .
Some of the features of this app include:
- Reminds you when to take your medicine
- Stores list of medication
- Simple design
- Backup and restore data with OneDrive
- Microsoft Band support
So we could actually stop there and point out that this app is very functional and does exactly as advertised. However, there is a lot more to this story and that is the reason for sharing it with you today.
The developer took the time to head over to Reddit and share about the experience of building this app.
He provides the reasoning behind building the app, some of the challenges he had to deal with, how he overcame those and what he learned about the process.
If you are building a Universal Windows Platform app then you should check out this developers summary of his own experience and i twill likely save you a few steps along the way.
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