13 August 2021

Calendar Events - Dynamic and Responsive web calendar

Scott Morrow needed a responsive web calendar. He used LiveCode server to build the calendar and an additional LiveCode desktop application to create and post the event data. (MIT License)

Find out more, and download Calendar Events here


CoreLab - Run a multi-centre medical trial

Created with LiveCode and supported by LiveCloud (https://livecloud.io) as a back end database, CoreLab was created to fulfil essential functions required for a multi-centre medical research trial.

This app allows us to keep track of all studies received by the core lab, the centres participating in the study with basic CRM, allows admins to administer the the cardiac imaging received and users to analyse these studies with ease. Using LiveCloud as a backend data store, the data is accessible from any location on any mac/pc and all data is synchronised withe cloud. Using LiveCode’s geometry manager the interface can cater for a wide variety of machines/screen resolutions with ease. LiveCloud facilitates secure login with secure ‘forgot password’ and ‘change password’ features. Broadly speaking the app is split into 4 interfaces: Admin interface (admin access only) - Administer all users - Administer all studies - Adding a study assigns a randomised ID for each stage - Keep track of all centre data with build in facility to email the designated contacts - Keep track which subjects have missing studies, incomplete or complete analyses with a simple color code in a data grid and quick filters for each. - Allocate studies to users, which keeping tally of how many studies are allocated to each reader - Designate studies for inter-observer analysis to be analysed by all readers

User interface (admin and user access) - Shows each user what studies are allocated for analysis - Easily filter ‘complete’, ‘in progress’ and ‘not started’ analyses, or search for a particular randomised ID Analysis interface (admin and user access) - Facilitate easy and standardised data entry (using point-and-click as much as possible) to track 35 variables to be filled in by each reader as quickly and easily as possible.

 - For example representing graphically a region of the heart and allocating a score, instead of filling in a digit between 1 and 4 for each of the 16 segments of the left ventricle.

Database interface (admin access only) - Import data and allocate randomised IDs as needed - Edit data in a tabular format and sync with cloud - Export data to TSV file or copy to TSV - Reset analyses or entire database CoreLab greatly simplifies and streamlines a number of tasks performed by the many people involved with this study and could be rapidly developed with LiveCode.

Stam Kapetanakis

VISA Screen - (Visual Impairment Screening)

 A screening tool to aid in the detection of visual problems.

The Vision Impairment Screening Assessment (VISA) screening tool is intended to aid detection for visual problems outside ophthalmic clinics and practices. It is intended to aid screening and identification of visual problems after which the referral form should be used to refer the individual to formal eye care services for full investigation and diagnosis of the visual issue. VISA contains the following sections:

- Patient history

- Visual acuity

- Ocular alignment and movement

- Kinetic visual field test

- Visual inattention

Phil Jimmieson

VISA Screen can be found on the Apple Store


Poetry Explorer - Get inside a poem or piece of prose

Poetry Explorer is for anyone interested in getting inside a poem or prose excerpt, and seeing interactively how it works — rather than leaving it as a dead two-dimensional thing, flat on the page, like a set-text.

We also hope it may be attractive to younger people who like apps but don’t think they like reading on the page. Or to people who, naturally enough, are skeptical about ‘poetry’ as if it were a remote, difficult and specialist arty thing.

There is a split-screen option so two people can do it together – two friends, parent and child, teacher and student. Or just you making two different attempts that you wish to compare. In addition, there's a "fridge poetry" mode, where you can make changes to a poem by dragging words around.

Phil Jimmieson

Poetry Explorer can be found on the Apple Store


13 January 2021

Echidna Conservation Science Initiative - EchidnaCSI

Alan Stenhouse created an IOS and Android app to help research Echidnas populations.

Echidnas are iconic native Australian animals. But we know very little about their wild populations as they are extremely hard to find. We want to learn more about echidnas - where they are, what they are doing, if they are healthy – so we can work towards their conservation.

How can you help?
Many of you (in Australia) have seen wild echidnas (sometimes even in your own backyard!) and taken photos or videos of them. The next time you spot an echidna take a photo of it using our app! And we can start filling in the knowledge gaps about our beautiful echidnas.

This project has been running since 2017 and has collected over 10000 observations so far, along with physical specimens from all around Australia that are leading to fascinating insights on echidna microbiomes.

12 January 2021

Gluggy - A Window Cleaning Round Manager

Gluggy is a Window Cleaning Round Manager app for iOS featuring a Dashboard, Job Manager, Collections Manager, Customer Manager, User  preferences, System Reports and on device Backup & Restore Tools. The app is standalone and only requires mobile data for sending text messages or emails, so will run on newer iPods as well as iPhones. All data is stored on the device making it truly portable. 

The dashboard automatically updates with a view of Today’s Jobs, Overdue Jobs and Money Owing. Tapping one of these indicators takes you directly to a more detailed view. 

Earnings Today provides a graphic representation of today’s work showing a gauge of the jobs completed and jobs skipped with the monetary values for both shown in the centre of the gauge. 

The Job Manager provides the ability to create new jobs, edit existing jobs and complete jobs. When a job is completed you can mark it as done, skipped, paid or unpaid with the tap of a button. 

The Collections Manager lists all jobs that you haven’t received payment for and enables you to receive a payment or send reminder messages at the tap of a button.

The Customer Manager provides tools for managing customers, their jobs and job history. Individual jobs can be edited, added or deleted as can customer records. 

The app makes use of several transitions effects when moving from one screen to another. For example tapping an icon on the bottom navigation bar simply jumps to the required screen. Tapping an entry in a list will  slide in the required form from the right etc.  Careful attention was paid to how ‘Apple’ apps transition between various screens to make the app look and feel native to iOS. 

Along with identifying appropriate transition modes, I spent quite some time researching iOS screen layout to understand Apples approach to App layout and effective screen usage. Hopefully the result is that Gluggy is intuitive to use, easy to navigate, provides a good level of functionality and also ‘feels’ right. 

Why the name Gluggy? Well, you need a unique app name when submitting your app to the App Store. Single word app names are, in my opinion, better that long descriptive app names because they are more memorable, and Gluggy is short, easy to remember and spell. However, that’s not why it’s called Gluggy. 

Because the app was designed initially for window cleaners I researched the word ‘window’ in several languages and found Gluggi is Icelandic for window. I modified it from Gluggi to Gluggy so that it wouldn’t be misspelled by my English speaking target audience and hey presto a product name was born. 

Why did I make an app for Window Cleaners? Well I have several friends who are window cleaners and a few mentioned that there wasn’t a good app available. There are apps out there but the majority are pay monthly. I decided to take the plunge and build an app that did what they wanted how they wanted it. The result is Gluggy. 

Alan Green - creator of Gluggy

Gluggy on the Apple App Store

11 January 2021

EcrireEnPictos to practice french spoken and written

We developped EcrireEnPictos for people with special needs who meets difficulties to learn reading and writing. We need some features and a lot of preferences to adapt the exercices to the capacities of users.

WriteEnPictos uses a free library of pictograms and offers tools to explore, enrich, produce sentences and play with words, sounds and images. Although it uses pictograms, it is not reserved for specialized teaching and is useful for novice readers.

WriteEnPictos is open. The index of the collection allows to have several titles for the same pictogram and several pictograms for the same title.

An editor allows you to modify the list of titles for a pictogram, to create a new one from an image and to delete it. A register of registrants keeps the contents and their treatment modalities for each of them in the activities.

website https://alternatic.ch/ecrireenpictos/#more-8