Everything you have done until now is called the Beta version of your app. You are finishing your Beta Version by your own review, your peers and teacher's review, and then you will share the link to your Beta Version to a few people outside your classroom and immediate family.
STEP 40. Check Generally (globally) p.s. I have totally lost count of the number of steps, so I just started over at 40 for this part.
Did you organize your menus in a logical manner?
Did you organize your menus in a graphically appealing way?
Are you using a color palette that is pleasing to the eye, not jarring or causing blur?
Does your Logo "go with" your background colors or images on your splash and landing screens?
Is it easy for your user to navigate (move around) and get to what you have and they want?
Is there lots of interactivity?
Here is a Table showing the Home Screen on the left which has the buttons ABOUT, MEDIA, NON-NUMBERS, and NUMBERS. These buttons link to Inner Menus with the same names. Those have buttons that depend on how you organized your information. The yellow cells are HTML pages, or Photo Galleries or Video Galleries or Web Video pages. The NON-NUMBERS and NUMBERS pages may be a single destination, or another inner menu depending on how you organized your information.
STEP 41. Check Specifically
Check your Menus and Links. The About, Numbers, Non-Numbers, and Media Menus are all required. The Learning Menu might be the CYOA Menu if you chose that option.
Do you have Media screens with photos, videos, Graphs, and drawings?
Did you use a MAP screen or a PDF screen to show your animal's habitat, nesting or feeding range, or migration?
Do you have at least one HTML-based or HCJ Builder screen. You should have at least one HTML page and possibly an HCJ page if you followed directions.?
Do you have at least 9 active screens beyond the Home Screen and the Home Menu? (That's a minimum of 11 screens overall.) ?
I have removed any personally identifiable information such as first & last name, or my address, or my phone number. You NEVER should have included this info in the first place, but if you did, remove it now.
STEP 42. Check Citations & Grammar
Verify your information from all other sources is properly cited.
This means you must have at a minimum, a URL link to the source materials.
This applies to all images that are not yours, meaning you photographed them, drew them, or recorded a video of them.
2. Check spelling and typos.
This is VERY IMPORTANT.
Take all of your text into Microsoft Word, or other grammar & editor websites and check for those errors.
Have at least your teacher, and 3 other people help you check for errors.
3. Check all links work.
You check every link.
Check all media links on an Android phone or tablet, an iOS (Mac/Apple) device, and if you can a PC Desktop, and a Mac desktop. You should check your app on as many devices as possible.
TRY to break it, before publishing.
Have at least your teacher, and 3 other people help you check for broken links between screens and links to the outside of your app.
STEP 43. Get App Preview Code
Your App Preview Code is like a trial run. You are not published completely yet, but people who know your code can search the MAD-Store and view it as if you had it published already.
You will share your App Preview Code with Ms. Lembach to get your app graded and Ms. Miller to share the link with Dr. Paschall and the school community.
Student Question - What is the difference between the App Preview Code & Publishing?