I’m no developer but I think I’ve built a nice phone app and dashboard using Knack.
I thought I’d share the usage case and some screen shots.
The basic concept of this is a marine safety app for commercial and leisure water users. I work for the Coastguard (not UK Coastguard) and boat users would call up on the marine radio telling us where they were heading, how many on board and when they were due back. The issue was when there was an incident we would get interrupted with people making these routine calls. We also struggled to register when people were back due to the logging software we did - we have to type what is said on the radio into an emergency management system.
A phone app would be great and enhance our service, reducing radio calls, but also making things safer with a live dashboard in our operations centre showing who was out and when back, along with enhancements such as photos, contact details etc. Tasks run in the background to remind them if they are overdue (problems with this due to tasks running slow or late) and colours on our dashboard show urgency of overdue.
For data protection reasons I can only show a few screenshots - there is a lot more to this but would welcome any feedback on execution… This is the first database I have built etc. although I have experience in managing developers, just never build one myself!
Phone front end:
Main Menu for leisure boater, show marine opening and closing times:
Adding a passage - logic add and removes info based on things like one way trip, round trip etc:
Tides for 7 days ahead:
Stats of my boat trips:
There is a huge amount not shown here - the commercial operators have a full dashboard in app showing which skippers are on which boats etc etc… stats, logging etc… but this give you an idea.
Love to hear what you think.