User-friendly app-development resources
The French teacher made a couple of basic Windows apps, including a vocabulary app, before developing Memorize It! Microsoft’s online resources for app development got Cyprien up to speed.
“It took about four months to go from nothing to enough knowledge to create something simple with C# and XAML,” he added.
Relying on Channel 9’s “Ultimate Beginner Series,” he followed tutorials and hours of online beginner lessons on Microsoft Virtual Academy to learn everything from design basics to string manipulation – both of which are used in Memorize It!
“The app is pretty much basic string manipulation in C# - which just loops through every word in the text and performs one of the memorization techniques that the user selects,” Cyprien said.
For example, after users enter the text they want to memorize, they can select a technique that hides all of the words besides the first letter of each line. Alternatively, they can also select an option that blanks out certain words. From there, they can press and hold to reveal the answer.