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Android Estimating App

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by Wildpony, Jul 29, 2012.

  1. Wildpony

    Wildpony Member

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    Hello all,
    I made myself a rudimentary app for quick, on-the-fly estimates when out and about without my laptop with me a couple years ago.
    I am now planning on taking that and polishing it up into a nice presentable Android app, and was wondering if there are others out there that would be interested in it?
    My current app does Digital Printing, Banners and Cut Vinyl...

    Let me know if this is something you would be interested...
     
  2. john1

    john1 Guest

    Consider iOS app also, A lot of business owners use Apple too
     
  3. mopar691

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    That would be pretty cool, And I drove thru Wyoming twice this weekend, sorry I did not wave, took the long way to Duluth.
     
  4. Locals Find!

    Locals Find! Very Active Member

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    I would be interested. I have done something similar for my own personal use. Using the signcraft pricing guide. I would always like another tool that I can use.

    Make sure it will work on 4.03 ICS tablet versions and we are all set.
     
  5. Fatboy

    Fatboy Very Active Member

    I will love it. Will be able to change the currency and costing on different materials?
     
  6. Scott Reynolds

    Scott Reynolds Active Member

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    Tablets are a fad, just like the internet and .... pockets!



    I'll take one when you have it ready too. 4.03 works for me. Scott
     
  7. DizzyMarkus

    DizzyMarkus Active Member

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    I wouldnt mind beta for this :0)

    Markus
     
  8. Mainframe

    Mainframe Active Member

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    + 2 for an ios version
     
  9. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    Sounds cool. I'd be interested.
     
  10. Kottwitz-Graphics

    Kottwitz-Graphics Very Active Member

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    +1... I'd be interested as well.
     
  11. Mike F

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    I wouldn't mind beta testing for you, I have Android 2.3.4 running on an HTC Wildfire S (rooted, of course).

    Also looking to get into Android development myself, so if you'd like a hand with it let me know. Was actually thinking of making something like that for my first project so maybe we can put our heads together.
     
  12. Wildpony

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    Sounds like maybe I better slide this one up the priority list. I will make sure it works on Android 2.2 to 4.1. I have a 2.3.4 phone, a Kindle Fire, and a 10" 4.0.3 tablet to play with it on.
    It will be able to store and modify different materials and prices.
    Thinking about incorporating some way to keep non industry people from getting it, or at least not have access to the materials costs and such.

    Not sure about iOS, Apple makes it so much harder to develop than Android. (Like not being able to develop unless you have a Mac.) If things go well with Android, Then I can think about making the step over.

    Actually the rudimentary app I did make started out as a web app on my first gen iPhone back before they even had apps!
     
  13. Masseria

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    i'll try it on my 2.1 android, Sony Ericsson. no problem.
    Rooted of course.
    Anyone got the .apk, on Mediafire or something to give it a try and give suggestions.
     
  14. Wildpony

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    No, I'm working on developing this.
     
  15. SightLine

    SightLine Very Active Member

    I'd be interested in trying it on a Xoom tablet with ICS 4.04
     
  16. tanneji

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    I'd love something like that to try out! Acer Iconia 500 tab with ICS
     
  17. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    Not to discourage anyone from making an app, but there are loads of database programs available on all platforms that would make quick work out of this and you would build it as you go, making it fit your business really well.

    I think TapForms used to be one that was awesome.
     
  18. SD&F

    SD&F Very Active Member

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    Good Luck with it.
     
  19. signswi

    signswi Very Active Member

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    Just use SignVOX...
     
  20. Mosh

    Mosh Major Contributor

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    I use a Samsung phone and tab so I am in.
     
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