“There’s NOT an app for that!” – Part 1

If you’re like me, you’re guilty of downloading more apps than you could use. Some of them were probably used only once. They were free. What did you have to lose? Or maybe you’re using 6 different websites that each do 6 different things in your workflow. One of them needs information from another one…

PhotoCUE: A Photobooth PowerApp and Flow

Background Before I was a teacher, I had done events photography. Besides the aesthetic aspect, the technical aspects of the art appealed to me. I put a lot of time in thinking improving the efficiency of my process. I was invested in the idea that an event is only as relevant as it is seen;…

“There’s NOT an app for that!” – Part 2

“There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch.” There’s also no such thing as a free app. An app is free of a transactional cost as long as you trade away a few bytes of data about yourself. We’re all guilty of clicking the “Accept” button as soon as the dialog pops up asking us for permissions. And…

PowerApps Remix: Multiplayer – Part 1

When I was growing up, many video games were single-player. This meant I would play through a story line once as the sole human player. Some games like Super Mario World were two-player, but only one player would take their turn at a time. At best, other players would need to be present in the…

PowerApps Remix: Expand and Collapse UI

One of the fun parts about coding is when you figure out a new way of doing something. As you solve problems in your app, you learn how to make your code more efficient. It’s problem-based learning–you become engaged in teaching yourself what you need to know to solve the problems that are before you….