02-01-2015, 05:07 PM
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Denver, CO
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Creating Dart Frog Phone App - Want Suggestions
Hello Fellow Frog Lovers...
I know I dont post here often... but I have been keeping PDFs for a very long time and had an epiphany this morning that I wanted to bounce off of this community. Errr, call it a recollection. First about me and why I should do what I am going to suggest... skip to the next paragraph if you dont care. I am a Lead Software Engineer for mobile app development for a well known IT company. I have a Masters Degree in Software Enginnering, and I teach several software engineering masters classes at a university. I can write mobile apps for iOS (iPhone, iPad, and anything else with an i prefixed on it) and Android. I also have many years of experience developing web applications (errr to some people complicated websites).
I would like to create a phone app for both iOS (iPhone, iPad) and Android that will allow you to both track your frogs care and as a sort of reference (look up information about PDFs). The reason I am asking here is because I would like to know if tracking the care of PDFs is something others do, or if that is just me. Would you use an app to track what frog is in what vivarium? Track what vivariums you have? Would you use it as a general reference? Can you think of something that I havent?
This is actually more difficult to do with frogs because of the unknowns hat we just take for granted. For example if I was to do this for snakes, when you have a pairing, you would record it and know who bred with who, and the offspring would have a well defined family tree. With PDFs it is more of a fuzzy effort... I have a tank with 4 egg feeders... I know that when I pull babies from that tank they had to come from one of the 2 males and 1 of the 2 females (of course sometimes if is way less complicated and you only have 2 frogs).
Here are the things I would like to hear feedback on if you care...
- iOS or Android
- What reference info would you want to see... or actually use
- Would you track tanks?
- How would you track frogs? Induvidual... like date of birth, death, parents, purchase, notes, sickness... of waste of time?
- Would you track cultures like fly cultures... remind you when to start them
- Any other ideas I am missing?