Liberty Mobile Development
Client: SyngentaBasel, Switzerland
Break down of the project
"Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act"
We start with a brief description of the issues that need to be addressed by out problem solving team.
Who is the user? What are your needs? We ask all these questions to try to understand each of the players involved.
By constraining ourselves to a short amount of time we’re less prone to overthinking a solution and are able to get out a bunch of ideas more quickly.
We developed a strategic plan to develop the solution. All team members were involved in this process.
A team of six developers created the mobile application designed for tablets with all the functions of the solution proposed.
Since the creation of Liberty the app has reach a couple of great milestones.
Coordinating a seed inspection campaign can be a stressful task for multinational agricultural enterprise managers. Preparing documents such as maps, templates, spreadsheets, training and constant review of the coordinators needed to ensure that all data respecting the same format can be tedious for staff. These tasks have so many variables that the fidelity of the data loses precision. More paperwork means more confusion - especially with hundreds of people involved. Performing site attendance checks requires relying on the auditors' criteria, and no auditor is trained to audit itself, so a paperless, all-in-one solution was needed to get the information to the managers.
App in the fieldLatin America
Who is the user? What are your needs? What is the context? We ask all these questions to try to understand each of the players involved in the environment and circumstances. Once we had a strong understanding of the variables we were able to begin to imagine the possible solutions.
UX Vision: The first ideas
By constraining ourselves to a short amount of time we’re less prone to overthinking a solution and are able to get out a bunch of ideas more quickly. It doesn’t matter if a concept is good or bad, both can be inspiring and help us get closer to the right path.Tools: Sketchbooks, Whiteboard, Photoshop, Illustrator, Blue Print, Invision
During the first phase of the project, Hubant developed a strategic plan to identify the problems and develop a working model.
The resulting solution was a native application for tablets with 4G connection and a responsive backend with web support for the managers. To solve the problem of field assistance, we implemented an on-site check-in system, which allows managers to be able to track the inspector's movements in the field completely using the GPS of the tablet. On the other hand to eliminate the Tally Counters we implement a UI that emulates a counter and eliminates the loss or erroneous load of counts.
The software uses custom reports and gamification to encourage inspectors to continue to outperform their own metrics. Managers can set their own goals, view detailed reports of their inspectors, synchronize their data on the web, and automatically record their inspection statistics. Goodbye spreedsheets!
App in the fieldLatin America
A team of six developers created the mobile application designed for tablets with all the functions of the solution proposed. The application was completely native with the communication to the platform integrated with the servers in Amazon AWS through a private API that interacts with the private dashboard of managers. The application was initially launched for Android and was followed soon after by the support for iOS. The final version, just like the web version, which offers multi-language support and compatibility with all browsers.Tools: Android SDK, Eclipse, JAVA, JS, HTML, CSS, PHP, XCode, Swift, Invision.
Since the creation of Liberty, more than 50,000 acres have been inspected with the application. More than 2 years of information available in the cloud any day 24 hours. More than 100 people simultaneously in 3 Latin American countries. Managers can check the progress of the campaing from their smartphones and computers in real time. All the data is geo-located.
Liberty has reported more than 1000 alarms giving clarity in the process. Liberty has won the prize for the best technological development of 2016 in Latin America. Field inspectors were able to stop using their logbooks, their manual counters, their portable gps, and many other tools that they bring to the inspection fields.
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