At Barcamp Shanghai this weekend, Matt held a session called “Design an iPhone app in 15 minutes”. After a couple of minutes of introduction, teams had to grab paper, stencils, glue and scissors, and mockup a concept for an iPhone app as quickly as possible! When the time ran out, each team had 30 seconds to present their idea.
You can see more photos of the session on Facebook.
One of the liveliest interactions of the day came from the “How to Make an iPhone App in 15 minutes” hands-on workshop. The winning idea was for a Girls in Tech “Save Me” iPhone app that helps you delicately remove yourself while you’re being chatted up via an incoming call to your iPhone.
We were really inspired by the quality of the ideas, and thought we’d put our coding skills to the test too. How quickly could we turn the concept into reality? Matt and Black rolled up their sleeves …
…and a few hours later had produced a complete iPhone app! Here are some screenshots:
The app will soon be available for free on the iTunes App Store… once it gets past Apple’s not-so-fast approval process!