Kiloscan Released!


Posted on May 11, 2019

What started off as a simple project idea about 2 years ago has finally taken it's final(-ish), public, form.

Kiloscan started off as a solution to an issue I was having where I would take pictures of my whiteboard code, then, with time, proceed to lose track of the image on my phone until it was never seen again. This made me come up with a simple idea to manage and sort whiteboard pictures with QR codes.

Only problem was that, at the time, I had no idea how to write mobile apps; especially not cross-platform ones. So, I put it on the back burner while I learned how to write cross-platform apps with various frameworks like Phone Gap, Cordova, and React Native.

Fast forward 2 years from that moment, I had finally figured out how to write cross-platform mobile apps quickly. My frontend and backend skills also massively improved from the 5-6 odd projects I did between idea conception and the time I was finally ready to make Kiloscan. That day I began to write the mobile app for Kiloscan, and after a million-and-a-half bugs that come with developing with React Native, I finally finished the mobile app.

I then tackled the web, which only took about a day and a half to have production ready (I really love HTML/CSS, Javascript, and jQuery ❤️). After some debugging and performance fixes, she was ready to go! Kiloscan was then officially out.

Thank you for your time, and I hope that Kiloscan proves to be as helpful for you as it is for me!