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Unity is a great tool for creating games, and there are tons of games built with it. However, if you’re interested in making non-game apps, then Unity might not be the right fit for you. However, don’t let that stop you from exploring the Unity ecosystem and seeing what else is out there. There are plenty of non-game projects available on the market already, so with a little research and planning, why not take advantage of that? The good news is that you can make non-game apps in Unity with relative ease. In this article, we will explore some of the best resources you can use to get started making non-game apps in Unity quickly and easily.

Developing With Unity: What is an App?

Before we get into the nuts and bolts of making non-game apps with Unity, let’s first discuss the term “app.” The term “app” has become so diluted and oversimplified that it can’t even be defined objectively anymore. The truth is that there is no such thing as an app that makes everyone happy. An app can be a web page, a mobile app, a piece of software that you run on your computer, a piece of hardware you connect to your computer, or even a wall socket. As long as people are using something for a specific purpose, whether that be communication, entertainment, or something else, you can call it an app. This means that app development is about developing for a purpose, which makes it different than just creating a “product” for the sake of creating something.

Overview of this Guide

This guide will explore how to make non-game apps with Unity. We will start with an overview of what non-game apps are and how they differ from games, move into how to use code to make non-game apps, and finish up with a list of the best resources you can use to get started today.

3 Non-Game App Ideas for Beginners

There are tons of non-game app ideas you can choose from. Here are three ideas that are easy to implement and don’t require much technical ability.

  • A chat app for communicating with friends or family members. You could create a chatbot for this or a full-fledged bot. You could also create a group chat feature where multiple users can join a single conversation.
  • A food delivery service. You could partner with popular food delivery services to make it easy for your users to order food. You could also create a feature where users can create grocery lists so they don’t have to always remember to order food.
  • A news reader app. You could create a news app that pulls in the latest headlines from various sources and puts them in a single feed. You could also create an article recommendation feature that learns what news articles are popular with your users and recommends other articles they may be interested in.

Get Started with Code With all of this in mind, it’s time to get into the code!

We’ll start with creating a new Unity project, followed by setting up a new project structure and exploring the built-in code editor in Unity. Next, we’ll learn about creating scripts in Unity and creating functions to help organize your code. Next, we’ll move on to writing unit tests for your code and creating a build process for your project. At the end of the guide, we’ll wrap up with a summary of what you learned and some best practices you can use while developing an app from scratch.

Learn the Basics of Unity Development

If you’re new to Unity, it can be overwhelming to try and pick up everything at once. It’s best to ease into Unity app development and start with the basics. This will help you get a better understanding of Unity before diving into more advanced topics. One of the best ways to ease into Unity is to start building simple apps. Start by building basic tools, such as a to-do list or note-taking app, then build a simple social media app, and so on. This will help you build a better understanding of Unity, while also giving you something to work on. Once you have something to work on, it’ll be a lot easier to stay motivated and focused on improving your skills.

Build a Tasker bot for Android and iOS tons of non-game app ideas can be implemented with Tasker. This automation tool lets you create scripts to automate tasks on your smartphone. For example, you could create a Tasker script that opens a certain app when a notification arrives or creates a script that plays a sound when a phone call comes in. If you have experience programming, these scripts don’t sound too difficult. However, if you have never programmed before, it can be intimidating. That’s why you should always start with something simple. Tons of Android and iOS apps can be automated with Tasker. Here are a few app ideas.

  • An app that plays music for you when you walk into the kitchen to cook dinner.
  • An app that automatically sends your grocery list to an online grocery store when you run low on groceries.
  • An app that plays your favorite music when a friend sends you a message.
  • An app that sends your kids to school when they are ready to leave.

Build a Discord bot Another automation tool you can use to build non-game apps is the IBM Watson Assistant. This tool can be used to create scripts that automate non-game tasks. For example, you could create a script to automatically log your groceries when they are scanned at an online store. This can save you a lot of time and effort. You can easily create scripts with the IBM Watson Assistant. This tool allows you to create scripts that run on your smartphone. All you need to do is connect your smartphone to your computer and launch the Watson Assistant. You can then create scripts to automate tasks on your smartphone.

Wrapping up

You can make non-game apps in Unity with relative ease. This is because there are plenty of existing projects available that you can use as a starting point. Now that you know a bit more about non-game apps and what they are, it’s time to get started. This guide will help you realize the potential of non-game apps and make them a reality.


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