ALGORITHM CITY IS NOW THE APP OF THE DAY.
ALGORITHM CITY : CODING GAME – INTERVIEW WITH THE DEVELOPER OF A FANTASTIC APP
Did you have any prior development or coding experience?
Yes, I have had several projects using a variety of coding languages.
What was the most challenging aspect of developing mobile app?
To think as a child while being a Maths teacher.
Musteren Games has been designing and developing educational games since 2013. Their goal is to make user-friendly products of high quality that are fun to use. The team believes that their passion for science, mathematics, education, and computer games is a great mixture for making the next generation educational apps.
Name a few of your favorite apps and reason you love them.
Euclidea, because it boosts my creativity. Memrise, because it keeps my mind busy and learning while I am free.
How long have you been working on this app?
For about 8 months.
What need of the user did you have in mind when developing this app?
I especially thought of children and their affinities before I started developing this app. Giving them a chance to understand algorithms through simple actions, yet using a minimalistic design with cute characters, and keeping it appealing for users of all ages and levels.
In what way do you think your app is better than similar apps on the market? Please describe in detail what innovation you think you bring and what you are proud of in your app.
The minimalistic design, the playability, the simplistic interface, and it’s not just for children, but anyone interested in puzzle solving games and algorithms, I think everyone will enjoy it.
What are your future plans and expected features of the coming new versions of this app?
Adding a map creator for users to build their own maps, new themes, perhaps seasonal themes, and new features of coding for the users to interact with the characters.
Assuming new users of your app are reading this page. What do you want to ask them to do (contact you about X, Share the app, etc.)?
I’d like parents or guardians play with their children and observe their reactions and emotions, engage with them in the learning process while they enjoy the game and the app.