It’s almost demo day!
We are busy planning and brainstorming ideas for demo day. Demo day is Saturday April 29! You should check it out and come rep repped! So far we we plan to have 3 “rooms” on stage with dancers or a dancer depending on how many volunteers we can find. During the live demo when we change rooms in the app we want to put the lights on the room on the stage and the dancer will dance according to the type of music playing. For example, if there’s a hip hop song they will do a hip hop dance or if there’s a slow song we might have a contemporary dancer.
This is rough idea that’s dependent on finding volunteer dancers. We will work on a more detailed and live demo plan this coming week.
We have one more video to plan! We think we want to something similar to our second video including people listening and interacting with the app in a variety of locations and situations. Now that we have a better looking app we can show closes ups of the app in use. The last one will probably be what we use to show on demo day.
We order cute stickers to give away during demo day for people to put on their laptops, cars, or wherever they wish! We want to put Kevin’s DJ setup on the table and maybe some beatbox wine boxes but filled with juice instead of alcohol since we can’t do that.
Kevin and Wes are working their tails of to make sure the app is ready and pleasing to the eye by demo day! Here’s some updates on what they’ve been up to:
A user’s rep score now gets correctly updated on their profile screen when their rep increases.
Firebase code for the room screen has been refactored so that there are no concurrency issues when pulling from the database. Listener information gets pulled in more reliably now.
The UI for the room screen has been updated so that each listener’s profile picture is now displayed.
We still need to make it intuitive as to who is the leader.
The Jams screen is currently undergoing some major improvements. This included the backend code as well as the the user interface. Our app will communicate more efficiently with the iTunes/Apple Music API after this. Additionally, the screen will have two distinct sections on the screen, one for the recently played songs, and one for a user’s song queue. When the search bar is clicked on, the results will take priority and display on the screen, similar to the way search functionality works on many other popular apps.
These changes haven’t been merged in yet but should be by the beginning of the week.
We are so excited for demo day and hope you are too! We can’t wait to show you are finished product! Mark your calendars now for April 29! See you there!