BLOG POST 4
This week we presented our progress from sprint 1 to the class. We present pretty much everything that was in our previous blog post. Check that out if you haven’t yet!
Now we are on to Sprint 2!
For the second sprint we will be working on social media engagement, design for each element of the app, our first promo video, music playback and a home screen!
We have not solidified a color scheme yet. We have two options below so far! We are still brainstorming, but the logo has been vectorized so that it will scale well at different sizes. So iPod, iPhone, iPhone plus, iPad, Apple Watch? You can see our logo and it will fit your screen! If you like one color more than the other leave us a comment on any of our social media we would love your input!
We are beginning to update our social accounts more regularly to gain more followers and keep the ones we do have interested and engaged. We will also continue to follow individuals to who fit our our target audience profile in order to get our name out there, so
FOLLOW US @reppedapp!!
Our computer science geniuses are moving right along coding our app. They have created screen stubs for home and room screens. You can now navigate to the temporary room screen and press a button that grabs a song from Apple Music and plays it back.
The song ID is hardcoded to play a specific song right now. This is just to make sure we could get music playback working in the first place, which it does, success!
Once you click ‘Play Nav’, the app launches the Apple Music player and begins to play a song by the artist ‘Nav.’ The guys are now working on getting synchronous playback on multiple devices.
Just in case you get confused with all of this coding/app lingo like I do!
Here are some pictures illustrating the info in the previous paragraphs.
Speaking of seeing things and having a visual, we have our first promo video up on vimeo!!
The idea for the video was to have drastically different scenes of someone listening to music alone versus listening to music in a social setting. This video will highlight the idea that listening to music together is often more enjoyable, and reinforce the mission of our app.
A few members of our team went downtown and shot our first promo this weekend! They got shots inside the car with a GoPro, people walking around downtown listening to their headphones, and shots of the capital building because Austin, duh! They used music in the background and changed the volume to sound like someone listening in the car or with headphones.
Take a look at how the final video turned out! We hope it makes you want to use Repped, so you can be repped and your friends will always want to pass you the aux.
One week closer to launching our app! Stay tuned!