Archive | december 2013

Presentation

Overall I got to say all the presentation looked interesting. I thought my presentation went quite well and got some positive feedback. Some remarks for the future regarding the presentation:

  • If you make a statement, or a comparison, make sure you can back it up on the spot.
  • When looking into other projects, state what you have learn from it.
  • Make to PowerPoint more interesting by adding pictures.
  • Next time add the score from the SUS evaluation.

Some other remarks regarding the project itself:

  • Maybe use the KuLeuven network for testing the application.
  • Don’t rely on a waterfall system, but use more an agile approach.
  • Put in a timer that show time till you get to the victim.

Quite happy with the feedback I got and I will remember these things for the next presentation. Below you find a link to the presentation and a link to the YouTube footage showing the digital GUI.

Presantation December – Michel Schevernels

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ao7V67w3QjE

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Design

I got the images I needed from my friend. Some design decisions he made will have to be evaluated before implementing, so I won’t be making any real design changes. However I will use what I can from the provided images and I got to say, it looks better than what I had. The maps are coming along as well however I won’t be posting any new videos or pictures before the presentation. Otherwise I won’t be showing anything new on the presentation.

This weekend I won’t be working on the app itself but probably on the presentation.

Google Maps SDK

Unfortunately I read this in the Terms Agreement of Google Maps:

10.9You must not use the Service or Content with any products, systems, or applications for or in connection with:
(a) real time navigation or route guidance, including but not limited to turn-by-turn route guidance that is synchronized to the position of a user’s sensor-enabled device;

This is exactly what we want to provide, a turn-by-turn navigation from the location of the volunteer to the AED or Victim.
So I had to drop the Google Maps SDK, I could use it only to show the AED locations but for consistency I am dropping the whole thing. All that work for nothing.

So I started with Apple Maps. I already have the route shown to the map and I think the map follows the user, however I will have to check that in real life. I still have to redo the AED locations on the map and showing the text directions.

Digitizing mock-ups and layout.

I decided not go with the standard maps provided by Apple. This because it isn’t all that accurate and there are some major flaws in the maps. So I wanted to go for a Google Maps implementation. So I looked up how that works with xCode. For showing the AED locations on a map it’s pretty straight forward and that has been imlemented now. For the route and the navigation part it’s a bit trickier. I was able to set the waypoints on the map, get the route from Google and draw a line between the points. Off course this isn’t enough. The line you traversed should disappear and the map should be rotated in the direction your headed. If you change course the route should be redirected. All of this isn’t implemented yet but I’m looking into that. 

Furthermore I sat down with a friend of mine who is a Graphical Designer. Yesterday I got his first proposition and it looked very promissing. I asked him to give me the images  and fonts he used so I can use his design in the actual implementation. I hope I will get it in time for the presentation. I won’t be showing his proposition or the actual design implementation (if I get it in time) before the presentation. I want to keep it a surprise.