So the last thing that I talked about was making a video. I needed to find a program that I could use to both create animations for my app mock up and record the those animations.
After making the decision and downloading the necessary software and getting it setup, I then proceeded to make my first mockup app video. I wound up having to use QuickTime's ability to do screen recordings to make the video, because Quartz Composer (which hasn't had an Apple update since 2007, I think I read) only puts out videos in .mov format, which nothing except QuickTime v7 can read and play back. I couldn't get Handbrake to read it, VLC player didn't recognize it, and I couldn't find any other solutions, outside of paying a ton of money to get QuickTime v7 Pro.
In the video, I show the Newest Hacks on the opening view scrolling left and right, demonstrating my thoughts on how the user can scroll through the articles in that view.
Now I am currently working on getting a complete video, showing all of the app's future functionality.
Please note that nothing is in cement at this point. The graphic design portion of this app is something I am going to readdress in the future, probably between having a video showing all of the app's functionality and starting the code. I feel that will be a better place to spend time worrying about the app's look and feel, after I have the app's content and user interaction sorted out.
Hopefully, I'll have a lot more to show in a week or two.
Thanks for reading!