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App Building. Episode 1. Design


  • This series is going to be dedicated to building and launching my first app to the Google Play app store. Join me and let us try to to make our way through this. All the resources I used to create this post can be found on ticketnote or HERE.

What kind of app am I building?

  • I am building a calf tracker app. I know that probably doesn't clear things up at all, so here's a little background. I am from a very poor and technologically starved rural area that predominately raises beef cattle. During calving season(when the cows give birth to calves) it can be hectic to keep track of everything and even more so when everything is done with pen and paper. That is where my app will come into place.
  • So basically my app will track a farmer's cows and the calves that the cows have.

My mission statement

  • With this app I want to provide farmers a free and easy to use alternative to pen and paper when tracking their cows and calves during calving season.


  • I first want to say that I am NOT a designer and my designs will definitely reflect that. So with this design I really just wanted to create a skeleton/MVP for what it is going to look like. I am hoping the material UI Google provides will save me when the time comes to implement actual UI. With that being said my designs can be found HERE


  • Thank you for taking the time out of your day to read this blog post of mine. If you have any questions or concerns please comment below or reach out to me on Twitter.

Top comments (2)

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Ella (she/her/elle)

@theplebdev I love how you're demonstrating a way that tech can help solve real-world problems faced by communities with a distance to it. Thanks so much for sharing your process with - looking forward to this series!

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Thank you, I will definitely continue to update this series. :)