Coding the App (in Beta)
This took 150+ hours to code. Just based on the actual complexity of the coding platform, XCode. This time isn't even including the 150 other hours necessary to ideate and gather writers.
We wanted the design to be simple and reminiscent of something people are comfortable with; people gravitate towards familiarity and simplicity. That's why we made our explore page look similar to that of Instagram to make people comfortable.
Even though this was a simple app by design, it still took very long because of all of the requirements necessary to get it on the App Store.
This is what it looks like now. I still need to add the images (that's why the boxes are still grey and there is a space in the articles).