In summer 2016 my team and I designed and built an iPad app to help surgeons at the University’s veterinary hospital manage horses admitted for equine colic. Horses are tracked through all stages of admission, surgery, and recovery, while users can upload video and photo attachments to cases, and generate reports that track patient history and survival rates.
As the different stages are competed by different staff, and are often completed in areas with no data connectivity (operating in the field - literally!) the app uses a clever ID system to allow different stages to be completed and uploaded out of sequence, before being assembled online to create a complete record in our database.
Admin users can view data from the app at any point through a mobile-friendly web portal, which allows them to generate stats, compare survival rates etc, while keeping this functionality out of the app where it's not needed keeps it clutter free.
UI design was carried out by Chris Rodenhurst, while I scoped the project, wrote requirements, and managed delivery. Technical development was carried out by Carl Knott (iOS) and Alan Brown (back end dev).
Factoid: at the suggestion of the customer, the app’s springboard icon is based on a “pedunculated lipoma”, one of the warning signs of equine colic. Do yourself a favour – don’t type it into Google!!!