APP DEVELOPMENT

IDFG Noxious Weed Data Collection App

We set out to create a simple interface which allowed Fish & Game agents to easily add and edit jobs in their account. Both map and project data needed to be saved on the device so that it could be accessed anytime regardless of connection.

SOLUTION

We utilized Apple's MapKit on iOS and Google maps on Android, standard available mapping solutions to save on development costs. Using XCode for iOS and Android Studio from Google, we created a mapping interface that recorded data using GeoJSON parameters and stored it in a database for the addition of the other treatment and eradication methods applied. Agents can save jobs on their device for later data collection, and all location and mapping information remains intact.

OUTCOME

The first version released was a success and met with much excitement. The data collected by the app is a powerful tool for the agency to efficiently manage their limited resources. Version 2 upgrades are slated for the next state budget session, and there is potential to release the app to the public for citizen reporting of noxious weed infestations.

Client / 

Idaho Fish & Game

 

Role / 

Art Direction

App Coding

Deployment

 

Year / 

2017

THE TAKEAWAY

As our devices continue to become more connected, targeted and smarter, there is no doubt that enterprise apps will be one of the most important tools for businesses. When a business has decided to create a mobile app, it is key to develop a mobile strategy. A mobile strategy is important so that the business can identify the purpose of the application, whether to choose between a mobile website or a mobile application, and determine ways of monetizing the mobile version.

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