I’ve been rather busy recently which means it’s been just over a month since my last blog post. I promise to keep it more regular than that from now on.
In my first couple of blog posts I mentioned that I currently work full time for a website development company called Formability. We have a long history of working with companies in the construction industry (amongst several other industries) primarily for their inspection and auditing needs.
A few years ago we began creating our own products that we could license out to potential customers. We would then provide our customers with ongoing support/development. The first of our products following this model was AuditForm.
AuditForm allows companies to conduct audits on their staff or locations to ensure that they are meeting all of their legal requirements. At the start of this year we went live with our first Mobile/Tablet (Android, iOS and BlackBerry PlayBook) Application called AuditForm which concentrates on the completion of the audits. You can log into the demo area of our website by using a username and password of ‘demo’.
We built the Mobile/Tablet Application using Adobe Flash Builder which uses a combination of ActionScript and the open source Flex framework. This allowed for us to create an application that we could deploy to multiple platforms without having to create separate applications for each platform. Please feel free to check out the app on any of the platforms below.
If you would like to find out more about AuditForm please use our Contact Form to get in touch with us.
These last few months we have been working very hard on bringing our next product to market. In keeping with our company name and our suite of ‘Form’ software we called this project OnSiteForm.
OnSiteForm is aimed at providing construction companies a place to record and view the inspection/examination history of their assets. The website has recently gone live and we are currently getting companies on board providing feedback on the system.
From the onset we wanted to create a website that took advantage of the latest technologies available to us. This is why we used HTML5 and CSS3 for the design to provide progressive enhancements to the website. We also used media queries so that we could create a responsive website which adapts the layout based on the users’ screen size.
Our user area was built using a PHP Framework called CodeIgniter. CodeIgniter is a Model View Controller (MVC – describes how the project is structured) Framework, this provided a base for us to work from and therefore saving crucial time in development. The public facing section of the website was built using a Content Management System (CMS) called WordPress with the design courtesy of Avenue Design.
We have now begun working on the Mobile/Tablet app for OnSiteForm and expect to see it ready some-time around Christmas. In the meanwhile if you would like to find out more about OnSiteForm please use our Contact Form to get in touch with us.