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Year 8 learnt how
to prototype an app.

The task: 
Students needed to develop an app that allows parents to pay their children pocket money. The app needed to have a functionality for parents to list jobs, list the payment value, check that jobs were completed and then pay their child. Students needed to develop the user interface for both the parents and children that would use the app.

BELOW: Wireframe mock ups.

Next: The boys used prototyping technology to build out each page of the app.


Students needed to consider how each page of the app would fit together. They needed to build a 'CTA' (call to action) on each page using intuitive buttons. The rule with app design is that 'a user should never be confused at what their next step should be.' 

BELOW: Student work. Some students used a calendar function to allocate chores, some students added a photo function (so that a child would take a photo of a chore and send it to their parent), some students added a 'tally on, tally off' function.

Finally, each group built a business model to support the app.
How could the app make money?

“Our idea is not to make money from the app. It should be something that is used for healthy competition in a family. Like a game. And maybe you could make money by selling the data from the users. Google sell data about what people search in different areas.”

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