Day 67 Q3 Project Underway
I spent the majority of the day coming up with an overall game plan for how to attack this project. I created a trello board and came up with some user stories to get me started. I also defined my MVP and jotted down some stretch goals for the project. I defined MVP as getting my existing game running on an Android device. I would like to get it running on IOS as well, but that won’t be a part of my MVP. Stretch goals include multi-player support and the ability to save and reload games. If I somehow get all of that done there are two additional game modes that I would like to add as well.
I spent the second half of the day walking through a tutorial on how to get React Native installed and configured on your machine. I’ve never seen or touched React before so this should be fun! I created a test app and was able to run it in an Android emulator which was really cool. I had to use the Android Studio IDE for some of that so that’s another new environment that I need to get familiar with.
In the morning I plan to go through a few more React Native tutorials to try and get a better feel for how things work. There is an integration tutorial that I’m particularly interested in. If I’m able to get my head around how everything works I will start trying to incorporate the source code from my game into it’s own React app. Project weeks tend to be a little crazy, but I’ll do my best to keep you guys up to date. I also realize that I still owe you a walkthrough of the Angular Reddit Clone so I hope to squeeze that in this week as well. Until next time…happy coding!
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