Introducing the Project1:35 with Ben Jakuben
Let's take a quick peek at what we're going to build. :)
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[Build a Self-Destructing Message App with Ben Jakuben: Designing and Starting the App]
Crystal ball, will there be peace between Android and IOS?
Oh, hey! Hi there. My name is Ben.
If you've been working through our iPhone projects, then welcome back.
I am going to assume you're comfortable with everything we covered
in the crystal ball and blog reader projects.
If you haven't created those apps yet,
then you might want to review them before proceeding.
So, I thought that it would be cool to build an app that lets us send pictures
or short video messages to friends like Snapchat or the Facebook Poke App.
Not just because it will be fun but because it will also teach us
about core and technology like tabs, using the camera,
and setting up and connecting to a back-end system.
We will call our app Ribbit.
Here in the inbox, we see some image and video messages.
If we tap on the message, we can view it for up to 10 seconds
and then we return to the inbox, it's gone.
On the next tab, we can view our list of friends and then add or delete them
by tapping on the edit button.
To create a message, we tap on the camera tab
which opens a special view called the UIImagePickerController.
We take a photo, select recipients, and then upload it to Parse.com.
If this sounds a little overwhelming, don't worry.
We're going to walk through and explain everything step by step,
and if you get stuck, we are here to help whether it be Treehouse support
or from other students in a forum.
So, grab a drink, close all your Youtube and Netflix tabs, and lets get started.
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