Paul Nylund



Summer 2017 — Oslo, Norway

Developing an App that Shouldn't be Used

Hold is an app for students that rewards them for putting their phones away. It is used by approximately 50% of all students in Norway. It has been featured on publications such as the Guardian and Telegraph.

I was tasked with collaborating on the development of the majority of the front-end interface. My greatest contribution was to build each screen (such as the marketplace) to easily be auto-generated in accordance with the provided data.

The goal during my time at Hold was to prepare a total refresh for release before the start of the school year that following September.

My role at Hold was as front-end developer in React Native. I also had some input on the design of the app, such as reward detail screens.