I learnt about some previous projects and found it is important to consider whether a dedicated mobile app is really necessary, or whether a mobile version of a website is just as adequate or if not better. In many cases, a mobile website is preferable due to the reduced development time needed and it offers cross platform accessibility. Although mobile web development is getting better, the drawback can mean including less custom features, like using the operating system’s API to perform a task (e.g. take a picture).
I learnt that the BIT Group Project would involve coming up with a number of ideas, of what we could propose to implement. This initial list of ideas should be wide ranging without a huge amount of worry about the pros and cons, as these can be sorted out later and ideas whittled down.