Design for a tutoring App

I am uploading few of the screens that I created for a tutoring App. The purpose of the app is to provide videos, written tutorials, and contact expert for queries related to your subject.

Simple splash page
Simple splash page
Android tutoring App - Dashboard screens
Android tutoring App – Dashboard screens
Android tutoring app - Question screen
Android tutoring app – Question screen

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App Review : MyWeed Android app

MyWeed  is an Android app where you plant a seed and then you have to take care of it. The app provides you option to plant a seed, water it, add fertilizer to it and then throw light on it, all these things help the plant grow and this is what you need.

The App opens up with a screen having a pot and providing various options on right side. Initially you will have to choose the option for “New Plant” to plant a new seed. This brings a seed on screen and you have to drag it on the pot.

MyWeed - Screen 1
MyWeed – Screen 1

 

Next you need to water the plant and add fertilizer to it so that your plant can grow.

My Weed :- Water the plant
My Weed :- Water the plant

A plant also requires Sunlight to grow, so just put on the sunlight and then watch your small weed grow into a plant.

My Weed :- Shower light on plant
My Weed :- Shower light on plant

Once the plant gets all the required things it is ready to grow, so now watch your plant grow.

My Weed :- Plant grown
My Weed :- Plant grown

Well the app interface might not be very fancy, but what it does it does best, and this the reason people are liking it, lets see some of the reviews for this “MyWeed” app.

MyWeed:-Reviews
MyWeed:-Reviews

The app is available on Android play-store at:  https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ask.myweedfree

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How an app simplifies your job (App for doctors)

In this post I will try to explain “How an app can simplify some of your tasks“, also I will try to clear some of the doubts and worries.

I will be explaining this by an example:

Consider I have to visit a doctor , so I will call up the doctor and book an appointment. Don’t know what doctors use world wide for such cases, but a simple solution here is that some one will just note down my name and provide me an approximate time when I can visit the clinic. When I visit the clinic, again doctor /some one else will call up my name manually. In this case there is no transparency also, as to when actually my turn will come.

Now this appointment system can be automated in many ways. Lets see the various entry points here.
1.) When I call up the doctor.
2.) When some one picks up my call and notes down my name some where on paper.
3.) When I actually visit the clinic and mark my presence there.
4.) When doctor/any one else  calls up the name as per order in list.

 

There are many things we can automate here.

1.) When we call up the doctor you can use an IVRS system, using which an appointment can be placed automatically.
2.) In case you don’t want IVRS, just make an entry of the appointment in an app.
The app will show up the contacts from the Call Log, just select that, enter a name, that’s it an appointment is placed.
The app can also “Provide you a time slot in which you can visit doctor“, considering an approximate time for each one.
3.) Now its time to visit clinic.
Consider this when you enter the clinic its showing list of every one who booked the appointment, and you are also in that list with a red color.
But why red, because we don’t know if you have arrived yet. So just open the app and mark “I am in“, that’s it, in return app will provide you a time when you can be called.
4.) Now when your turn will come, the app will notify you, and you can move in. Isn’t this awesome ?

 

So how did you liked it ? Will you not want such a system, oh yes I know this might be looking too costly, isn’t.
Well I can understand we all have budget restrictions, but there is a solution.

Always start with small.

Yes, you do not need hell lots of features to keep going, you can start from very small, for ex: Just a small app to book appointment and not too fancy interface on web to view those.
When you think this is working and saving some of your time, then add further features on it, try to solve your problems by adding solutions to it in app, for ex: You can save medical history , prescriptions that you provided on app and web, so next time when he visits you have everything in hand.

So this was a very small case study, and I do not want to make it further long. Remember the purpose of an App is to make life easier and simpler and not to rob you, so always start with small, in this way things will be manageable easily.

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Wireframe Android app

Wire-framing involves understanding the project and then creating the app flow, using various building blocks.
A wireframe is generally grey scale representation of various screens of the app, describing the functionality and the location of widgets on screen.Wireframes can range from very unfinished and ‘sketchy’ in appearance, to very polished looking and reflective of how the system will look at 100% completion.

Using wire-frames can help determine:

  • The structure of a page or screen.
  • The layout of content.
  • The functionality available.
  • Calls to action.
  • Blocks of text.
  • User interface elements.
  • Graphic design touches.

Wireframing Tools

There are various different products available in the market for this purpose.
Below listed are few of them:

Personally I use Pencil Evolus since its free and is sufficient for my needs.

Below are few of the screens that I created using Pencil wireframing tool.

 

Android app wireframe screen
Android app wireframe screen
Android Wireframe screen
Android Wireframe screen
Android app wireframe
Android app wireframe

 

Well In case you have an idea for an app, and do not know from where to start, wireframing the app will be the first step for it.
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Wireframing college student App

One of the projects that I took recently had the requirements of creating wireframes for the app flow.

The project was an app for students wherein they and the college can share updates.
I am hereby sharing one complete image of wireframes.

Note: The wireframes have been distorted intentionally to prevent client data.

Wireframe for college student app
Wireframe for college student app

Blyke : Meme sharing App on Android

Recently I came across a very interesting app, Blyke. Blyke allows you to create , upload and share your meme with others.
Once you are registered, the Blyke Android app shows up nice scrolling lists of memes, to which you can comment and press a like.
The app also allows you to share the meme with all available sharing options on your Android device.

Home screen of Blyke App

The home screen shows you a very nice list of all the memes posted.
Clicking on the meme takes you to a page where in you can comment, share and like the meme.

Blyke Android app : Home screen
Blyke Android app : Home screen
Blyke Android app : Home screen2
Blyke Android app : Home screen2

Clicking on any of the meme on list, shows you option to like and comment the meme.
Have a look at the below screen.

Blyke Android app: Comment and like
Blyke Android app: Comment and like

Share a comment

The comment shows option to comment and like meme, and also to share it on your sharing apps installed on Android phone.

Blyke Android app: Upload meme
Blyke Android app: Upload meme

The Blyke android app, looks promising and has a long way to go, I wish good luck and success to the creator of this app.

 

Available on Android play store

The app is available for download on Playstore, please visit below link.

Blyke android app: On playstore
Blyke android app: On playstore

 

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PlanShaddi : Design and functionality update

Planshaadi one of my Android app aimed at managing your wedding needs is going into major design upgrade and we have added in some new cool features too. The app now has a flat and much more colorful design.

The old modules of Checklist, Budget Calculator, Guest List, Vendors and Shopping List have been kept in the app, plus there has been additional modules for Vendors, Wedding Ideas, Videos and Scrap Book. The top menu design has been updated too with much more features added to it. Lets provide a short description of each module.

Vendors

This provides the ability to search Vendors as per country and category, once you have the vendor you can then add him to your account and also contact him for any needs.

Vendors module : Planshaadi android app
Vendors module : Planshaadi android app

 

Wedding Ideas

This module provides various articles with useful info for wedding. Articles like, choosing attire, getting your groom involved etc.

Wedding-ideas module : Planshaadi android app
Wedding-ideas module : Planshaadi android app

 

Videos

This module lists some interesting videos for the bride and groom. Videos on topics like grooming, shaping your body, Mehndi tips etc. Do check this interesting module.

Videos module : Planshaadi android app
Videos module : Planshaadi android app

 

Hope you all liked the changes we are doing to this app.
The web version of this app is available at www.planshaadi.com

 

 

Carkifilek : AndEngine based game

Carkifilek is a small educational game on Android that tests our knowledge in a fun loving way. In this game you have to guess various words hints of which are provided, for every correct guess you earn various points which are then passed on to next game.

The game is still in development, still its worth mentioning here. Below are few of the screens of  game.

Carkiflek Home screen
Carkiflek Home Screen
Carkiflek Game Screen
Carkiflek Game Screen

Fetch large data from column using odbc connection

Recently I went into issue while writing one of my scripts for my android project. Nearly all of my api’s use odbc connection, while going through one of them I found that the api is suddenly returning blank. After spending many hours the issue was with odbc, which was just stopping my script as soon as it reads the row with column with data type ntext that had large data.

I tried enough solutions that I got on google, but none of them fixed the issue, at last the only thing that worked was “type casting my column to varchar at run time.

So now my query looked like:

“select c.col1, c.col2, convert(varchar(5000),c.col3) as col3 from myTable …. “

Well this is not an exact solution, and may have drawbacks, but it solved my issue to some extent.

Hope this will help some one.
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