As a very busy music teacher at a private school, creating my own mobile app was never on my agenda. However, I discovered that my students had real difficulty in listening to and identifying music elements (the building blocks of music such as pitch and rhythm) and were not really inspired to take listening seriously.
So being the forward thinker and techno junkie that I am, I decided that some technology was called for in my classroom. So I had a look at the App Store, quite prepared to use available apps to solve our problem. But the apps didn’t suit my students’ needs and weren’t exactly what I wanted either…
Thus the idea of Audio Sleuth, an educational music game that aims to help young musicians learn about music elements, was born. It has just been launched on the Apple App Store after about 9 months of hard work over weekends and during the holidays.
Here are some tips from a newbie app-maker to those of you who would like to build an app but aren’t sure where to start.