The name, the logo and Splash screen.

Ever since the start of this project I have been thinking “what should I call my app?”, and just under four weeks before the deadline, I have found a name I am finally happy with – ‘DecisioVenture’. It is a play on both the words Decision and Aventure, as through the decisions you make throughout the story it becomes the readers adventure. The slogan is ‘Your decisions, your adventure’ which also ties in well with the app’s name. Also when said quickly it can be sounded as, ‘this is your adventure’.

I have asked around twenty people what they think of the name, and 90% loved it. The only criticism I got was that maybe it was a bit too wordy for children, and so with this is in mind I am thinking of creating a voiceover on the splash screen which introduces the app and says ‘DecisioVenture’ so that children can hear how it’s pronounced which means it will be easier to say and remember.

After coming up with the name I thought it was a good idea to sketch up some ideas of logos and a splash screen.

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The final look

These sketches have helped me to visualise how I want the final illustrations to look, they also helped the process of designing them digitally. Underneath are some of the final images, there are still a few small things that I am not entirely satisfied with, so I will revisit them in the next couple of days.

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Illustrations

In a little over two weeks I have created the illustrations for two books, as well as written both of the stories. At the beginning of Easter I was aiming for four books, but I have come to the realisation that this might not be possible with the little time I have left. My thoughts are now to prioritise finishing the programming side to the app, and then If I have time after all the other briefs to go back and add another story or two. Each story takes aproximetely a week to complete, and the app as well as a 3000 word essay is due in four weeks!

Easter

Although the app is very simple, it has taken me a lot of time and effort and I believe that I have already learnt a great deal in such a short amount of time. I am secretely enjoying programming.

My next steps that I hope to achieve in the following couple of weeks is to create the illustrations for my app, hopefully the app will then begin to look more and more like an actual app, and it will look more visually appealing.

Yay! Page’s swipe :D

I have been able to create swipe gestures on every page, so now the user can go to a new scene/page after every swipe. If they swipe left the page goes to the next scene and if they swipe right the user will go back. I additionally have learnt how to press on a button to move from scenes, I will use this feature on every last scene of each book to direct the user back to the main menu, or give them a further option to read the book again. This will be a great feature especially if they want to achieve a different story outcome through making different decisions throughout the story, and in turn giving the user a different experience. The button to direct them to the main menu will also be essential so that the user has the option of reading a different book.