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Master Geek
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Topic # 102423 15-May-2012 17:02
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This could go in a number of forums, so please move if needed.

In the Christchurch Press there is an article about a business who are making apps for other businesses for only $1000 for IOS apps.

I am tutoring a class where we are building Android apps, and the consensus was that "we could do that"! But as a class we need some commercial experience, and projects.

So are there any business out there wanting a FREE android app?


Preferably Christchurch so students can connect with the business. However will look further afield is the business is computer literate.

There are 3 areas we are looking at.

1 Apps that just live in your phone. Maybe a list of stock, or a program that allows users to work out stock quantities. - Building company with wood?? Calculations for some type of stock units?

2. Apps that download data from the net. Ie: Metservice weather, with changing data that you can see on your android phone, even in a widget. For this we would like businesses that have frequently changing data. We have already created a metservice weather app that downloads the temperature and shows the temp for a range of cities.

3. Apps that communicate with an online database. (The most interesting) Where someone in an office maintains an online DB (we can set up the DB as well) and users can view, add or delete information from it. Eg: office worker puts jobs / data on the DB at work, users in the field can view their data either privately filtered by Phone ID, or as a group, and mark off jobs as they are completed. Upload information back to the DB and to base.

Apps can be loaded privately on users phones, or uploaded to the Google store for everyone to use. We have about 7 weeks left of this part of the course. Depending on how complex your request it (we are going for simple to start with) we will turn out a complete app (although we are programmers we have access to graphic designers as well). It might be a proof of concept stage, or basic, but will give you, and us an idea of whats involved.

We use SQL and SQLite databases, both locally and on the net with PHP access. We have skill in as well.


Either post comments, ideas, criticisms, contact details here or contact me at

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  Reply # 625593 15-May-2012 17:20
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Don't really need an android app but would like to say this is a fantastic idea and something I think schools/unis should be getting more involved in.

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  Reply # 625660 15-May-2012 19:10
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Great news and work of you an your team, yet I use iPhone 4 an be interested in IOS Software


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  Reply # 625665 15-May-2012 19:20
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Yes I am really happy to see this type of thing happening. I don't need an android app. Perhaps you could help GZ with their partially developed one? :)

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  Reply # 626711 17-May-2012 10:34
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Thanks for the feedback, we have had some feelers but would still love to hear from any business wanting an app.

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