New pet project: Picture Book

I’m working on a new pet project app. Besides creating an app that user value, my goal is to learn more about dealing with images and file storage in Android. I can then later use this knowledge in the Idea Growr app.

Core features

User Scenario

The aim is that once you have a nice book reading quality (flipping pages, etc), extra features can be added like audio and visual effects that will impress small children.

First wireframes

Creating a new book

PictureBook2

Reading a bookPictureBook1

Current state of the app

I now have a version that somewhat works. You can create books based on images you have in the gallery of your device and then view the book and flip the pages.

I’m now working on saving the images in a folder inside your app. After that there are many features I’d like to implement, before I’ll put it in the Play Store. The most important features being adding pictures directly from the camera and adding and deleting pictures and books.

As an interaction designer it’s also interesting that the use case demands a ‘tablet first’ approach to interface design.

What I learned so far

Later more. As always, all feedback is welcome.