Monthly Archives: October 2014

Dude, Where’s My Car?

In this app, I learned how to determine and save the longitude and latitude of a location.  I wanted to make this app applicable and fun for me to use.  I am constantly losing my car at the mall, so I feel this is an app I will certainly use.  I was trying to think of other uses for tracking a person, animal or such, but I couldn’t come up with a better use of this topic than adapting a bit of the finding your car app.  I essentially changed the aesthetics of the app to make it look better.

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Durango Restaurant Tour App

I happened to be visiting Durango, CO this weekend and decided to make the app about Durango!  This app seemed much simpler than recent apps as it required less block code.  I tried to explore ways to find the list look like a drop down menu as opposed to opening up in another screen, but could not find a simple way to do so although I am sure there is one.  I plan on adapting this app to create an app that will be a virtual tour of our high school to put on our school website.

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Ladybug Chase

This was the first app I have created that I really had to think about what was going on with the block code.  I am not sure I could have thought of the process on my own at this point.  Some of the code is certainly not intuitive.  I read through all of the description and I understand most of it, but these two pieces of code are still puzzling to me:

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Why would the Aphid be invisible?  And I understand the updateFrog is supposed to move towards the ladybug but what is atan2?

I need to read a bit more instead of just going through the steps but as it was Homecoming weekend I ran out of time a bit :).

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