I started this project with only a vague idea and started to learn every skill to turn this into reality. I mastered the UI/UX design, iOS development by taking online courses and was fortunate that I could accomplish this project.
Since I am the only one who is going to research, design and implement the entire project, I found it difficult to control the execution process. I started the project with design thinking methodology, by discovering and define user needs, but everything gets more complicated when design, testing, and implementation meet together.
Hopefully, with the aid from my supervisor, I was able to forced myself managing the project by combining design thinking, lean UX and agile methodology. I continuously ask for feedback to generate new ideas and test new concepts quickly.
At the same time, I follow the agile process to break down the tasks into pieces and develop them one by one.In summary, the biggest takeaway from this entire project is the importance of project management, the way of combining agile with design thinking, and the power of constantly testing. In my case, not only the two usability tests but also chatting with friends/nutritionists led to so many drastic changes that improved the app. Without these insights, the app wouldn't have been able to see obvious pain points and additional features
Reached 10000 downloads in April. 2019
Ranked #3 in Taiwan, #7 in Israel, #8 in Thailand
Ranked Top 100 in 16 Countries
Ranked Top 500 in 52 Countries