My Simplest App — Selector
Between work and being a dad, it’s hard to find the time to work on apps. But I hit on a super simple idea that I thought I might be able to do in a weekend (it actually ended up taking a few months) — make an app that just chooses someone. I wanted it for our boardgames group (in order to pick who goes first) but it could have other uses as well. Most importantly, I came up with what I considered an elegant way to do it:
- have everyone hold their finger on the iPhone
- start spinning and then select one of the touches
The nice thing is that you don’t need any instructions, or any options. It knows how many people to choose from based on how many people are touching it. And it knows when to start spinning as soon as someone touches it. So I coded it up and after some back and forth with Apple (which you can learn about in the video), it got accepted. Check it out on the iTunes Store!