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Felix Mennen
Felix Mennen

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Building a niche flashcard app

Building Rudel Ratgeber: A Journey with Flutter

When I set out to create the Rudel Ratgeber app, my goal was clear: make learning for the Hundeführerschein (Dog License) as accessible and engaging as possible. Choosing Flutter as our development framework was a pivotal decision that shaped the course of our app's journey.

Why Flutter?

Flutter's ability to provide a native performance on both Android and iOS with a single codebase was a major draw. This meant we could speed up development and maintain consistency across platforms, crucial for our app which features a robust question bank and an interactive quiz mode to simulate real exam conditions.
In addition to that, I already built a flashcard app using flutter in the past. So I'll be using my past experiences as a basis.

The Development Experience

The development process was both challenging and rewarding. Utilizing Flutter’s rich set of material widgets, we crafted a user-friendly interface that allows learners to navigate through over 170 multiple-choice questions smoothly. The app supports an adaptive learning environment using a proven card-box system that helps users track their progress and focus on areas needing improvement.

Interactive Learning Made Simple

One of the standout features developed is the quiz mode, which automatically cycles through questions, offering a dynamic learning experience that mimics the actual exam environment. We also integrated reminders for users to achieve their daily learning goals, enhancing regular study habits.

Community and Feedback

The feedback from users has been overwhelmingly positive. Many appreciate the ability to learn anytime, anywhere, emphasizing the app's impact on their successful exam preparation. This feedback has been instrumental in refining the app’s features and usability.

Looking Ahead

Developing Rudel Ratgeber has been a fulfilling experience, largely due to Flutter’s versatile development toolkit. As we plan future updates, the focus remains on enhancing interactive features and expanding our question database to cover more scenarios.

Building this app allowed us to connect with a community of learners and dog lovers and helped us making a difference in their educational journeys.

If you want to see the final result, check it out (for free) in the App Store and Play Store. No sign in required if you just want to have a look around!

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