One of my best friends and I wanted to try our hands at making an app. We both have a very minimal style so we looked for a simple tool we could design a simple interface for. The answer we found was a compass as most of the apps, including the native one, were very cluttered in layout. Our design would just point north with a minimal icon, then let you interact to get more information.
The project ended up being more than just a test in creating the app. We found ourselves exploring the very core user experience of using a digital compass. In the end we created a minimal compass app that would work on almost any device using Apache Cordova. It also allows the user to change multiple display options so that it can best work for them.