Delta Optimist Article Feb 20, 2015 by Dave Willis

February 25, 2015
Delta Optimist Article "Timetable in your hand" By Dave Willis, Published on Feb. 20, 2015 Rhys Smith has created an app to help his fellow cellphone-toting students at Ladner's Delta Secondary. The Android app helps students keep track of their daily class schedule. It stores what class they have each block and the order of blocks for each school day. Smith, who's in Grade 10, said he found his friends, and even himself sometimes, would forget what class is on what block. It took him a little under a month to finish the app. "Sometimes learning the programming was hard, but once I had it figured out, it was honestly easy sailing from there," he said. Smith, who likes to program, used Java and Android Studio to build his app. It also has a timetable for classes in a normal day and then in a collaboration day, where the timetable is altered, and a list of non-regular days. The 15-year-old said he's hoping to let the whole school know about the app. Smith's website,, has a link to the Google Play Store where the app can be downloaded. He's working on a game, where players drive down a road and have to avoid hitting cars while collecting money, for his next app. See more at: