[Wolves] Any mobile device App writers on here?

Wayne Morris waynelists at machx.co.uk
Tue Apr 17 11:12:16 UTC 2012

On 17/04/2012 11:23, Wayne Morris wrote:
>> David.
> Its for me to record the details of a eg criminal(s) attending a 
> community payback session on a third party system (PNC)  (it isn't but 
> its a good analogy).
> Currently i need to take their picture, log in to website with my user 
> password, enter details of the person to find out whether they exist, 
> upload the picture, save the details of the session,
I should add that it (the web browser version) is  a business tool used 
by maybe 100,000 users of this corporation, so target would be 'some' of 
the users at some premium
figure for the app - I'd buy it for £5 - probably even £20 - simple 
things that make your life easy are good!

Whether any other bugger would buy it is moot - but we pay them £150 a 
year for shite functionality, another few quid for a nice interface would.

For Mike Hingley

The communtiy payback was just an example of what this app is for, I'm 
struggling to find an analogy that works without giving away the 
function ;-)

Ok - Its a worldwide (American) corporation, they produce a shite (and 
insecure!) website, not particularly interested in user thoughts on 
look, 100k franchised paying users recording a million transactions a year.

Right - got the analogy:
A driving test examiner, finishes the test, turns to the pupil and says 
- you've passed, let me take your picture for your photocard, give me 
your details on this bit of paper and when I get
back to the center tommorrow I'll process your application, but you 
can't drive till then.
He then gets to his computer, has to faff with uploading the picture, 
typing the details into a horrible green screen drivers agency webpage, 
paying for credits on another screen,
uploading the lot and finally the license is 'live'.

Much nicer for him to snap the blokes picture with an app, tap in a few 
details on a pleasant uncluttered screen and send - job done, NEXT!
I don't think data would be an issue, as there would be none on the 
phone, an option would be to connect to the instructors own secure 
database elsewhere for lookup,
he probably has records of his students on a computer anyway.

So the main selling point of the app would be linking together the photo 
and data entry in one operation - I'm sure everyone appreciates how hard 
it is to take a picture, find the right picture
on the sd card and use a html form to upload it - whilst sitting in 
bright sunshine. Sideline of pretty and simple to use.

Its certainly not a mass market app, but think the productivity increase 
is worth us franchines paying a thrid party for.

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