We both love eating desserts, but when we wanted to bake them ourselves we didn't know where to start. We decided to make an app for dessert recipe discovery.
Browse desserts by picture and save them for later by swiping right. Discard recipes that you don't like by swiping left. Search for recipes you've saved and open them within the app, and share them with friends.
We used React Native for the app and built the site in HTML/CSS using Jekyll and Unicorn Platform.
React Native can be very buggy so a lot of time was spent trying to get React Native to work. Also, APIs. Free APIs were hard to find and often had a usage limit which limited our ability to actually test our code.
The app looks super nice and it has a lot of functionality for the allotted time period.
Get sleep the day before. When you're stuck on something, take a break and walk around before working on it again. Be aware of the time and how much is left to avoid last minute rushing.
Authentication (users) and syncing.