Mobile App Development Journey


It has been a long time since my last blog post. I am truly sorry for that it has been a crazy and hectic year.  However, even tho it has been a very slow process for me. I stayed the course and continued to learn and study my swift programming skills.  I must admit that I am far from being an expert, but I have progressed nicely. I feel comfortable in taking my knowledge to the next step into mobile app development as I continue to perfect my skills.

One accomplishment I had since my last blog post was to submit an iMessage application Express Yourself Stickers into the Apple store you can find it here and download it for free. iTunes

In starting my mobile application I decided to document my journey on my blog. Which will keep me accountable of pushing forward and hopefully bring inspiration and knowledge to other new mobile developers looking to get started in mobile development. Also, I would love feedback from my readers who use similar apps or features they would be interested in since this is a work in progress.

So here I am,  the application I am looking to develop will be a productivity app to help users stay focus concentrating on task using the Pomodoro Time technique.  The app is at idea stages so we are starting from scratch.  I am currently working on listing application features and design. I will post later my progress with design and features hopefully to get some feedback. 🙂

I have been reading a lot on Scrum management which I am going to try to apply in my project. But it will be difficult since I don’t have a team. I have also read that it can be applied to a one party team. So I will try it. Any feedback if anyone has used Scrum for one. I would love to hear what your experiences were.

I will also be using Trello to document and keep track of my progress so far I am liking the software very easy to use and once I do have a team we can collaborate. My next post will not be until after the holidays. I wish you all Happy Holidays and a Happy and Healthy New Year.






My Journey to learning to code.

“Achieving one goal at a time as my journey to programming begins.”

I saw this quote this morning and it gave me the motivation to take action and get this blog off the ground.  Thank you to Believe-toachive on tumblr.

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First I would like to thank you for visiting my page. My name is Asherlee and, please bare with me since this is my first blog.  A little bit about myself, I’m a mother of two from NE PA. I changed careers 3 yrs ago was in the financial industry for many years, and switched to software quality assurance. My passion for technology and, software I decided to take my passion to the next level and learn to program and build mobile applications.

The Reasons why behind this blog and focus.

I decided to start this blog to make my self accountable and to keep me motivated. However, I would also would like to share what I have learned and share the resources that I have found with other women looking to learn to code. I have been self learning the last three months. I have committed myself to learn the fundamentals, HTML,CSS, Javascript. Will tackle later JQuery to make my life easier with Javascript and Ruby/Ruby on Rails.  My other primary focus is learning the Swift 2 programming language, Apple’s main programming language. My overall goal is to be a mobile developer and have my first app in the Apple store by the end of the year.

Resources I have used to keep me on track.

There are so many great sites that teach programming. For fundamentals W3 School is a great place to start. I also use Code Academy both are free. Besides those two sites I also use Udemy and Lynda for learning the fundamentals and the Swift programming language.  Of course I can’t forget keeping myself motivated, especially during the times you cant get your code to work lol. I read many motivational books as well as technical books and, slot time on my calendar for everything.

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Have you taught yourself to code? What tips would you pass along?

All comments and tips are greatly appreciated. Please share what resources you have used or are using and, what keeps you focus and motivated.