Archive for February 7th, 2010

The One Week App

Sunday, February 7th, 2010

Today iPhone developer Sahil Lavingia has begun his project of building an iPhone app in one week while the world watches.

He will keep a blog on his progress on with screenshots, timelapse movies, and other notes about his work as he moves forward.

Looking at the popularity of the AppStore with its huge variety of applications (>140,000 already!) for the iPhone / iPod Touch and soon the iPad, this sure seems a 2010 reality show!

The application is called Dayta, “Your weight, your kill-to-death ratio in a first-person shooter, your daily intake of water (eight glasses a day, they say!), or your daily workout which you mustโ€ฆ notโ€ฆ missed, again. There are individual apps for all of these things. But why? Think about this: tracking your weight is recording down a single number, daily. So is your kill-to-death ratio. So is your daily intake of water. So is whether or not you go to the gym today (either a 0 or a 1). If you reduce activities down to the numbers that represent them, itโ€™s easy to see that one app can manage them all. Meet Dayta.”

Follow Lavingia while he creates his app via!