Day 11: The Story So Far


Teams share what they’ve done so far as the two week challenge draws to an end.

From the beginning, the Android, Windows 7 and iOS teams each prioritized particular elements over others, such as UI, design standards or creating a mock database.  Now they must round out their efforts by re-focusing on new areas.  In most cases, the last step is integrating with Inspire’s API.  Victor, Mark, Sung, Chris, Ryan and Ray share their progress in their own words.

As the apps reach completion, we’ll announce it on the blog.  Hopefully we can get a few screen cast demonstrations in too.

Final Recap pending upon Challenge completion!


Windows 7 Demonstration at Build Conference

Ryan and Matt of the Windows 7 team were asked to come talk about their work on the Windows 7 app for Inspire.  Using an emulator, Ryan walks through the main functions and discusses necessary features for the minimum viable product.

This is a great way to check out their progress.  Watch it here:


Day 3: Windows 7 and Inspire API

Last Thursday, Zach Dennis and the Windows 7 team stayed late.  Here’s a short video from the evening.



As an aside, it’s good to see that one of our goals, working with new partners, is already a success.

These teams have paired people I’ve never seen together before.  It’s refreshing to see how different dynamics can achieve different goals within a company.  And since unlikely partners don’t have the same deeply engrained practices and expectations of each other, it’s easier for individual team members to shake their own habits.  New project + new partners sometimes means a lot more room to grow.

Day 1 Video


Some fly-on-the-wall videos of the initial meeting, team planning, story mapping, and thoughts from the developers and designers.