What I have been up to the Past Year

Let’s wrap up one long year together!

It has been one hectic year to say the least. One that has been filled with stress, unknown, and a lot of learning. Starting with me, I have not created a blog post for over a year now, nor have I been too active on my social platforms aside from instagram. However, that does not mean that I have not been putting in work into projects and my brand. Let’s take a look at the year I have had since my last post!

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2019

TimeCrunch (iOS)

TimeCrunch: A homework planner app available on the App Store for free!

This app, being relatively small, was not built in the span of a week. The full idea began in early September, the design began that same week and spanned for a few days, and I dove into the code in the middle of September. Though, of course with my new college schedule, I did not have hours upon hours to work on this app. This did, however, allow me to plan and prepare various days to work on this new app that I was planning to ship. Once I did dive into the code in the middle of September, it took about 6–7 weeks to build, test, and ship out. I think this app could have been built a bit faster than that, but with my schedule and building the website, the app did not ship until early November.

Looking back over the past year since TimeCrunch shipped, I have to say that I have learned a lot about various students across the globe on how they stay on top of their schedules in earning some sort of degree. I do plan to add more value to this app in early 2021 and add more support such as macOS and android, but for now, it is serving its purpose for simplicity and ease of use!

2020

With being in my second semester of college, I had more time to work on apps and websites in my free time, but it was not all the time I wish I had. That would quickly change a couple months into 2020 when the world went in a global pandemic and countries began locking down. Going with the short version, my classes changed to online, my time freed up, and I started focusing more on iOS apps and websites! Let’s break down 2020 so far into these categories: Habite v2.0, Other projects, and What the future holds!

Habite v2.0

Habite: Calendar and task app on the App Store for free!

From March to October, I spent countless days and nights rebuilding this app. The process took a little too long in my opinion, I did have to rebuild every controller, delete all the storyboards, write new classes for the databases, and rewire the app to work like before especially for existing users. It was stressful, but fun at the same time, for the first time in sometime I was building and learning something new! I did have a lot of trial and error especially through testing, but the outcome has been incredible so far. Habite v2.0 shipped a week before its’ 2 year anniversary (mid October), and has so far been growing everyday since. Although this new update took way too long, it brought me a new way of building iOS applications that has completely changed my vision for future projects. Early in 2021, I plan to launch the macOS version and then a couple months later the android version. Along with this, I will be converting the app into multi device support allowing users to use multiple devices in staying on top of their schedules.

Other Projects

Building websites has been pretty exciting the past month, but I have also began working on various new iOS apps I plan to ship around the new year. These will start relatively small, and focus on a couple main features that help users from a photography view to a book lover view! I am super stoked to begin sharing more on those soon, to stay updated on them, follow me here!

What the Future Holds

If you have any questions or want to reach out, send me a message through my website or my instagram!

Instagram: @Lzctrl (Posting daily content of my work)

Habite: Download for free

TimeCrunch: Download for free