Having talked about wanting to write a phone app, I now need to work out what to write: this is important because you’ll never forget your first app.
One of my simple pleasures in life is getting to the top of a hill to discover a view indicator. You know the sort of thing, a lovely brass plaque with lines radiating out showing the bearing and distance to various landmarks. I’m engrossed and spend a happy time following the lines to the various landmarks, much to the chagrin of the Canine Companion who regards a summit as a food stop and is demanding better service from the kitchen. Sadly, one of the many disappointments in this life is that such delights don’t appear on every summit. So wouldn’t it be cool to have an app that provides this public service wherever you are? That’s one of the better articulated requirements specs I’ve read in a while and so that is what my first phone app will be: View Indicator 1. Continue reading
- July 2012: I’ve recently discovered that these things are called Toposcopes ↩