After launching our iOS app Gotta Go!, we wanted to get a better sense of when and how often people were activating their excuses. We used a Raspberry Pi, LED board, and some clever API requests to build a ticker that would display recently activated emojis on an LED board.
As product developers, it’s a primary concern of ours to make sure that every product we are working on is successful, easy to use, and fun for the user. Prototyping is a key component of the product development process, which enables us to test our ideas & consistently hit that end goal.
When shaping the User Experience (UX) of your app, common sense, logic and best practices only go so far. Each app is different, solving a different problem for a different set of users. As experts it can be easy to focus on the solution, forgetting about the problem—which can lead to costly oversights