Started on my Mobile App today
Will be using this thread as a build log. I built a c# application a while ago to allow 5-a-side teams to create random teams from a list of players.
The site is mobile friendly and responsive but I thought It could be better if I create an mobile app.
Front end client will be really light weight. I'm planning on building a web api to handle all of the heavy liftying so to speak.
I may also re-brand it and add a lot more functionality. Could also use it split the cost of the pitch booking or something like that.
What features would you like to see?
Any update on your mobile app Mike?
Nice idea! Maybe you could add a feature where users can add rules to never put certain people on the same team? This would be useful in scenarios like those where two players are much more skillful than the rest, so they shouldn't be on the same team.
Just tried your app out runs great ?
Hi all, sorry for the delay! So I've made a start on the API the mobile app will use.
For the none technical folk here's what an API is:
API stands for Application Programming Interface. An API is a software intermediary that allows two applications to talk to each other. In other words, an API is the messenger that delivers your request to the provider that you're requesting it from and then delivers the response back to you
Courtesy of google.
Essentially the mobile app is going to be sending a request for information to the API. The API will then respond with that data. The API part of the mobile app is probably the most difficult, the front end of it I should be able to complete fairly quickly.
I've also been sent a cheap Android phone so I can test the app! I don't really want to pay the Apple developer license just yet!
Will post another update in a couple of weeks.
Nice! Sounds like you're making great progress
Yea I'm getting there.
I've never created an API from scratch before so it's a learning curve for sure.