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ViewSports is an Android and iOS sports social network, a social network to “rule them all” where everyone can participate with their favorite sports.
A team of four people should be small enought to have a good communication, one project manager (Antonio) and a designer (Jaime) who also where co-founders of the startup I’ve worked for, a full-stack developer (Jorge) and me as front-end designer, but until the end of the project we faced some communcation problems due to living different locations.
This was my first project freelancing so, it has been difficult assuming my client’s deadlines. Working remotely was another big challenge in this project and working for a small kind off startup was also another challenge I’ve faced during this App development.
Every morning, the team had a meeting via Skype to see what we did the day before and what is needed to do during that day, Jaime who usually work from home in the south of Madrid, Antonio and Jorge in the South West and I working in the north of Madrid.
Jaime was programmer with no knowledge of graphic or web design, so I helped him with several icons design and optimization.
At the end of February they started testing the Android App with different devices in Android, now they are ending the iOS version.
One great thing about Ionic was it’s easy component based system.
As back-end Jorge build the database communication with the front-end via Laravel a PHP framework.
We used Wunderlist to keep pending things up-to-date.
The hardest thing I’ve learned in this project was to efficiently communicate remotely with other coworkers and share code and assets every day.
I would have made the App by having other deadlines, as allways another terrible problem when you work for the customer of a client.
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