Look Up's Story & Acknowledgements
Look Up was built standing on the shoulders of some very talented designers, engineers, and all around talented people. This is the story of how we made the app with their help.
It all started around the 20-20-20 Rule that we discovered through a BuzzFeed video and Digital Inspiration.
Then it was to sketches on paper, before the first wireframe was made in Sketch. We didn't start from 0 though, getting the app looking close to 100 real quick with the help of Keir Ansell's Yosemite UI kit and others.
From there it was time to connect with people who don't just dream and actually develop, so it was time for a few favorite Tokyo meetups to find a team.
With Johnny on the team it was time for the MVP to be made in Xcode. We didn't start from the bottom though, but with great open source projects.
With the MVP started it was time to share it with the team, so a repository was made and the less technical members were able to avoid their fear of the dark… screens thanks to @Atlassian
Once the rough MVP was done we wanted to make it iconic, so we started searching for symbols on @TheNounProject and found some great designers and their iconic symbols…
Then it was time to put a layer of paint on the app and and make things animated, so PaintCode was given a try and it ended up being perfect. Then Johnny used Zeplin to know exactly where the assets should go.
Even with the PaintCode assets ready there were questions to be answered about implementation… Luckily there were lots of helpful code snippets, repositories, and blogs online…
With updates to come this story is far from over, but if you've enjoyed LookUp and forgetting about eye exhaustion please share this page as a way to say thanks to the people who made it possible!