flinto will be the highly recommended (and demoed) software for this project. while it will not allow us to make a full-on-coded application, it will allow us to make a functioning prototype that can be user-tested. if you want, you could capture a screen video to show proof of your concept. further, prototyping tools like flinto are very common in the UX / UI world, so getting familiar with one would be very smart.
when you hit the "buy now" button on the site, look carefully for the "educational pricing" text link. that will get you 50% off, for a final price of $50. you will have to use your kcai email and upload an image of your ID.