Write an Android application

  • Status Closed
  • Budget $250 - $750 USD
  • Total Bids 23

Project Description

I need a "bare to the bones" mobile app that will do just one thing: present a data collection form that will be used in around 5-10 smartphones, then will somehow transfer such data to me, so I can consolidate it in an Excel spreadsheet.

Explanation of how the app will be used: I sell a product to residential apartment building administrations. This product is installed in each building, but before installing it we need to perform a (rather simple) technical assessment of the building. This assessment is currently done by a small group of technical assistants that go on site to collect the required information. Today, they fill a paper form that is later transcripted manually to an Excel spreadsheet. Therefore, I want to develop a mobile app that the technicians will install on their smartphones. When they go for a visit, they will use the app to input the information set of each apartment building. The collected information of each technician would then be received electronically by me and consolidated in an Excel spreadsheet, which is what I actually use to handle the information.

The technical information collected is not complex. It is about 45 fields that collect some numerical data (e.g. how many elevators, how many units, how many floors), some YES/NO data (e.g. is there a swimming pool, gym, playground, etc), and some text data (e.g. address, name of administrator, etc). I don't need anything fancy, just a "bare to the bones" app that allows the technicians to fill the forms using their smartphones and then transfer the data to me. I accept suggestions on what is the most practical way for this data transfer (e.g. by email, SMS, or whatever way in which I don't need to input them manually in Excel).

I emphasize the "bare to the bones" expectation because my business is a startup and cash is really a constraint at this point. It is solely for internal use, so no fancy design is needed. Also, time is of essence. I have no idea how long does it take to develop something like this, but I need it for as soon as possible. This is my first involvement with software development, so I hope I provided a reasonable idea of what is needed so you can provide me with a preliminary quote. If not, feel free to ask what else you need to assess my request.

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