Tuesday 21 October 2014

Grayshott app

[Current status: 2014-10-21] The iPhone version of the app has been approved and is ready for release.  We will do this as soon as the data is readied and agreed, and the approach to its maintenance is  settled.

[Current status: 2014-10-08] The first iPhone version of the Grayshott e-Guide app has now been submitted to the iTunes App Store for approval before its official release.  The web app is being updated to take into account design decisions taken during the iPhone development.  

All the data is test data; some was picked up from old directories and may be out of date, and we will be working in the next few weeks to improve this.

For more details of the app, please refer to its overview page.

Known issues:

1.  Slow response when used initially off-Wifi (i.e. on GPRS)

Explanation  - all entries in the directory tables have their own graphic, icon or logo, and the app will go online to find these and save them.  When the app is used before it's loaded all of these and when connected to GPRS (well, we don't seem to have 3G in the village), it can appear to freeze or hang while scrolling through the listings.   It will appear faster in Airline mode but won't be as visually appealing. 

2. Business names starting with a lower case character confuse the A-Z display 

We found while cleaning up the data ready for publication that the A-Z display stopped appearing.  This was quickly found to be due to the addition of two businesses whose names start with lower case characters.  When these were changed to upper case, the problem disappeared.  This will be addressed in a later release but for now, all organisation names must start with an upper case character or a number. 

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