Election Day iOS app made with SwiftUI #Swift #SwiftUI #iOS

Howdy – I’ve previously created an app called Election Day using SwiftUI for an ongoing series of SwiftUI projects. It was a simple app to put together, first I’d create a countdown timer that counts the months, weeks, days and even seconds  till the 2020 election on November 3rd. Then I added a card that showed the 2020 election candidates. And this is how it looked…

Not that visually pleasing. Personally, the hardest part of developing an app is designing an app with very little UI elements. This was my attempt to make the app look fuller.

I used Procreate to make a quick wireframe.

A Wirefame is an image or set of images which displays the functional elements of a website, mobile app or page, typically used for planning a site’s structure and functionality.
In this wireframe, I added a separate countdown timer day on top of  the first page. The plan in Xcode was to stack the day counter label on top of a graphic of the American flag so that it looks like a custom timer. Next, I added a quote from a president to fill some space in the center of the app.
After that, I added this link to vote.org. I used Core Location framework to gather location info on the user so that wherever you are, this link will direct you to voting info based on your location. On the second page, I added a scroll view of cards that displays information on the 2020 candidates and timer above.
This is how it turned out…

This was a super fun app to work on. SwiftUI is a great tool and also a great entry into programming since it doesn’t take much to develop really well made apps. Here’s a link to this project on Github. Make sure you get out there and VOTE!


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