We developed an Android/desktop application and browsable CD version for What´s What - a reference guide for acronyms of cardiovascular Clinical Trials. AstraZeneca has published the What´s What handbook and has previously worked with bob/it to develop an online version of What's What. (Google Play-link
). What’s What is a resource that lists new studies in cardiovascular medicine and is intended for use by medical professionals.
The Android application allows users to access relevant information and new studies quickly through their Android mobile phone instead of logging on to the normal website or using the actual book. The main purpose was to create a simple but very practical application that can be used anywhere.
A downloadable computer desktop edition has also been developed. It has the same features and functionality as the online version of What’s What. With the desktop application installed on to a computer you can access the most recent studies in cardiovascular medicine.
The browsable CD version has the same features as the website and also uses the same design as the website. This version has been developed and printed on CD:s and distributed by AstraZeneca during major cardiovascular conferences around the world. The CD version is easy to use since it runs directly from the CD without the need to install anything. This gives the user freedom to use the CD on any computer they wish especially where there might be restriction on installation or if the user needs to use a computer that is not theirs.
The applications were developed to access a single database that stores the latest information from the website ensuring the downloadable applications are up to date. AdobeFlex
was used to develop the applications which take advantage of the Adobe AIR
framework making the applications highly portable. By utilizing the power of Adobe AIR the applications can easily beset up for other smartphone operating systems such as iOS, Windows Phone and BlackBerry OS. A tool for creating an offline browsable version of the live site, as well as packaging the applications for a Mac and Windows compatible CD, were also developed in AIR.