I used to think that designing apps was a job that was both difficult and long, requiring lots of skill and dedication.
And for the most part, it’s true.
Well, to be clear, it’s not a full blown app. I discovered how to make sticker packs: an app that works within the iMessage framework to add images to chats. And so I made one: Birds of Play—Animated Stickers!
The relative ease with which I managed to make it got me thinking. Why doesn’t Apple broadcast more about the fact that you don’t need to know any code to make a sticker pack? There are tons of artists and animators out there far better than I am who would certainly be able to make cooler sticker packs than I have.
And anyway, as I will detail, the process was really fun.Continue reading “Here’s how I created an app—without knowing a single line of code”