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My First Mobile App Mock-up

Posted by Handshake 2.0 at 8:00 AM on November 3, 2011:

I felt very amused when I revisited this video taken by Kelsey Sarles on June 10, 2010 as I modeled for her the idea that became She Chooses(TM), released as a public beta web application on March 22, 2011. The purpose of the video? To serve as a mock-up for our CTO and developer, Alex Edelman. I thought if I just showed him how the mobile app would work, he could code it. Ah, the idealism and naiveté of the novice.

When I look at the Dropbox folder full of subfolders, each of those full of dozens of full-color mockups made by Kelsey Sarles, and at the extensive communication via Basecamp for our newly released mobile app, Thought Full(TM), I wonder how Alex ever coded She Chooses as a software application, much less as a software platform.

Alex did ask for more detail beyond a video and I ended up making a whiteboard drawing, photographing it, erasing that one, drawing the next, then sending him a series of photos as email attachments. I wrote a narrative in Word that, looking back, says more about what the app is than what it does.

Nonetheless, video + whiteboard drawings + Word doc + Skillz of Alex = software platform for women selected for pitching to investors at Distilled Intelligence 1.0.

The mobile version of She Chooses is in development.  The video was first shared on the She Chooses Blog in What Problem Does It Solve?

Thought Full(TM) - an app to remember - was created and designed by Kelsey Sarles and developed by Jim Gray of New River Mobile. Thought Full is a Handshake(R) mobile application produced by Handshake Media, Incorporated.

Here's more about Thought Full - thoughtfullapp.com - the posts on Thought Full on Handshake 2.0, and our full line of Handshake(R) brand mobile applications.

Other posts of possible interest:

Can I Make Money on Mobile Games?
How Much Does a Mobile App Cost?
Mobile App Design Infographic
What to Do with a Great Idea for a Mobile App
Getting Started in the Business of Mobile App Development

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