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Creating a “Tamagotchi” style pedometer app using SwiftUI

Heya  – I’ve previously created a pedometer app using SwiftUI. Check out my previous blog post on that if you haven’t yet already. The app was pretty cool but it could’ve been enhanced a bit. I received a great idea to turn this basic pedometer app into a “Tamagotchi” style app.

The rules of the app are pretty simple. When you use the app, you’ll receives a virtual seed. The user must complete a daily walking goal in order for the the seed to be watered. When the the seed is watered consecutively, the seed grows from a sprout, then to seedling etc. If the user doesn’t walk consecutively, a message will pop up that you seed has gone elsewhere to find love. 🙁

This was a super fun app to work on. It has also allowed me learn more and get dive deeper into SwiftUI. It has been a while since I created a game or an app with game elements in a while. In my opinion game development is pretty difficult. There are so many moving parts. Working on this app was fun though. Here is how the app evolved within its 3 weeks of it being made.

 

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