Midterm Project

For your Midterm Project, we would like you to come up with an app idea, and implement it. The app should not be very complicated, but should demonstrate that you have learned something in the first month and a half of class. You may work in groups of 2. With that said, everyone in the group should be contributing to the project, and should be doing some coding. We don't want one person to just be "the designer" and another person to be the "engineer".

Due Date

The final due date for your project will be Monday November 2nd at 11:59pm. You will submit your project by emailing it to the course staff.


You will have some required checkpoints along the way. This is to ensure that you are on top of your project and can manage your time effectively. This shouldn't be a very long or large project, but good time management is key in software development. That being said, the due date tends to creep up on you, so it would definitely be a good thing to come to each deadline prepared.

All submissions should be through email!

Checkpoint 1: App Idea/Mockup - Monday, October 19th at 6:30 PM

At this checkpoint, we want to see a rough sketch of your idea. You should have a design direction, maybe some colors picked out, and maybe even have wireframes drawn out. To submit this checkpoint, you must submit AT LEAST a project_proposal.txt. In this file, you should specify your andrew ID, your app name, and your app idea (described in a few paragraphs). You should explain all the functionality to intend to cover, and how you plan to accomplish it. You should also submit any wireframes that you wish to include with your project. These are optional (though well-planned-out projects with wireframes are historically the best projects).

Checkpoint 2: Working Prototype - Monday, October 26th at 6:30 PM

Your application should function on a basic level. We're talking, like 50 percent complete.If your app doesn't build or doesn't work or doesn't have anything on the most basic level, we'll probably want to talk to you after class. Your app should look like crap at this point. Take the next week to fix up your app and make it look pretty.

Checkpoint 3: Final - Monday, November 2nd at 11:59 PM

You will present your app to the course staff on this date. So, you should prepare for a 5 minute presentation on this day to show off any and all cool features in your app. However, you don't need to formally submit until 11:59 PM. More information as we get closer to the date.

Helpful Tips

Your app should be simple. Do not try and make the next greatest app. That's what your final project is for. This should be an extremely simple application in both design and implementation. Use stock components. Use third-party libraries to make things simple for you. The total amount of time spent on your application should be no more than 10-12 hours over an almost 3 week period.

To help you work on this project, there will be no additional homeworks due until the project is complete, and we will be having several lectures which you will find extremely helpful towards making your app. Good luck!