Barbarian Meets Coding

WebDev, UX & a Pinch of Fantasy

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Barbaric September: And So The End Approaches

Barbaric Monthly is my attempt at building/improving a coding project per month so that I can experiment with old and new technologies, learn ad infinitum, remain excited about the craft and nurture my passion for software development. This Barbaric Monthly is about developing a windows phone application, in this case a simple quiz game called quiz4couples, and releasing it to market.

Tomorrow it makes 1 month since I started this monthly project! It would be great to be able to release the app tomorrow but I am afraid it may take a liiiiittle bit longer. I have pretty much finished the core of the app but I need to draw some art and do some Q&A before the release. I have a bunch of things in the quiz4couples backlog as you can see below (I have been using + GitHub for my latest projects) but most of them will remain for future versions of the app.

Project dashboard for Quiz4couples

And here you can see the new look of the app (I have shifted from anime into cute-minimalistic-easy-to-draw theme XD). I think I have probably spent 50% or more of the total quiz4couples development time drawing the art, designing the different views and customizing the theme for the app. Definitely need to improve my Gimp/Photoshop skills though, perhaps I can devote another month in the future to doing just that :)

Quiz4couples Screenshot

Time to continue developing!! Cheers!

Jaime González García

Written by Jaime González García , dad, husband, software engineer, ux designer, amateur pixel artist, tinkerer and master of the arcane arts. You can also find him on Twitter jabbering about random stuff.Jaime González García