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Discussion in 'RDF Geographical Survey (RDFGS) 2.0' started by xydrine, Jun 19, 2017.
Something about Mary rest stop locations (see my other post)
I was reading this thread: www.rdforum.org: Impact of Waze and your post prompted me back here. When we farm CSAs, I'd like to see (if it's available) some metric of the "thumbs up" vs "not there" votes. @johnboy00 has done something similar in JBV1 with red vs blue pins but I'd rather see some sort of numerics rather it's a percentage or whatever.
Posted from my Pixel 2 using the RDF Mobile App!
Throwing some ideas at the wall here. Just food for thought. Don’t need to respond to each.
First and foremost is data integrity. The app won’t be worth much if the data can’t be trusted. Think of all the X band reports we still hear.
We can’t have every swinging Rick poking buttons and reporting data. How to control that and still have enough users to make it worthwhile ?
Is the App free or will there be a charge ? Are you trying to make money off this or just meet costs ? Free with ad’s and paid no adds ? Reduced/free for members?
Do you need to be an RDF member to access app ? To make reports ? Higher access levels only ? How will the forum and app be integrated if it all ?
This is such a large undertaking make sure you use some kind of established Project management practices. Have milestones and start with a clearly defined and posted Mission statement. A simple one that all decisions are based on.
Recommend getting a basic framework operating and add modules as you go. Don’t wait to have the complete perfect vision ready before release (Paralysis by analysis). It doesn’t make sense if it takes two years or more to release. At least a non public beta that people are testing. You have a whole bunch here that will be more than happy to help you test ! Sign me up.
Just an app or desktop web based also ? Would be useful for easier data entry and route planning.
Should be available for Apple & Android. Support for Tablets. Ability to operate in the background/ on top/ pop up. Ability to customize everything, colors, themes, sounds, brightness, volumes, layers, alerts.
There is so much data that it needs to be kept manageable especially on small screens while driving. Ideally it would display in layers so the user can toggle on and off what’s important to them. There could also be different display modes and or profiles including stealth
Could be overwhelming for a new user. Have it start in a basic configuration and have all the power user controls under an advanced menu(s).
When the app is first installed it could load a basic profile based on geo location.
Looking forward to see what you come up with. Hopefully it's the next big thing. Well, that and Uniden arrows !