Bell is a personal project that I started thinking about one day in pre-calculus that I developed for Android and web. A little back-story – the bell schedule at my high school was not easy to remember. Nearly all the periods started and ended at odd times. Bell was a way for me to be more efficient with my time. After a brief attempt to program Bell in TI-BASIC on a graphing calculator, I decided to build for web due to its reach onto most devices.
One of the most engaging challenges of Bell though was the graphic design. Bell has seen about 4 major iterations, each with a different color scheme. I drew inspiration from the websites with designs that resonated with me. One of my favorite resources that shaped in particular the Android experience is Google’s Material Design guidelines. Emulating different styles of web design gave me a great boost in learning the web languages – solid goals that translated into experience.
Bell for web has currently seen over 5,000 users and nearly 100,000 pageviews.