A good timer to start

Published November 11, 2019

At the start of this year, I made good progress with learning Swift but of course two things got in the way - real life, and then SwiftUI. When SwiftUI was announced in June, it sounded too good to be true (anything to not have to use interface builder anymore) but I figured I’d be better off waiting to see what it had to offer before continuing my journey.

Coding on a laptop

I’m incredibly glad I did!

This weekend, Mr C and I were discussing the mechanics of Film Watch and came up with an idea for a timing app that might make the note-taking process even smoother. It’s the first time I’ve come up with an app that wasn’t a to do list so I was excited to give it a try.

Not even 24 hours later, I had that app up and running. Let’s be clear, there are key features missing and plenty still to do but to have many of the required elements in there, the layout in place, and the concept growing and building all the time, in as long as it takes to even come up with the idea in the first place? That’s amazing.

What’s most exciting about this is how encouraging it is. You have to learn some of the building blocks of code to get anywhere, but it’s not until you start to see results that you really feel any sense of achievement. And here, the results were coming in quicker than I had ever expected.

There’s still a lot to do but it does make you feel like, if that’s what I can do an a day, then the possibilities are endless!

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