Beaches are one of the mostly preferred places of recreation, be it just to relax and unwind or to go swimming and skiing. As much as it is enjoyable, the increased risk of polluted waters poses a dangerous threat for both human and marine life. With the explosion of mobile apps sweeping the nation off its feet, why not have an app which reflects the health of the beaches at your fingertips? You don’t want a memorable day at the beach to turn disastrous for your health, do you? The client requirement was to develop a mobile application which is multiple-device compatible and that which extracts latest information about beaches in the US. Part of the requirement was to be able to take instant pictures of a beach which can be effortlessly uploaded into the server.
This issue was addressed as Vensi created a Beach Report Card app, which can protect you and your family from getting sick on a day at the beach. We used Jquery mobile technology, thanks to its compatibility with all mobile browsers and automatic scalability of all screens ranging from smart phones to desktop screens with iPhone, android OS. For a pleasant appearance, we implemented tabs on the page similar to Google such as searches, favorites, connect and about. Bacterial analysis is made effortless with this app as it assigns an A-F grade to each beach, based on your risk of getting sick. Associated health risks of swimming, surfing or playing at more than 650 beach locations in California, Oregon and Washington can well be avoided by getting your own Beach Report Card app.
- It is the only comprehensive tool to help you understand the degree of cleanliness of your favorite West coast beaches
- Enables the user to check the weather, look up water quality history for any beach during dry or rainy seasons
- User’s own list of favorites can be created
- Users are more than welcome to share their own tips and feedback, apart from the ability to view photos and videos about the beach posted by other users.
- iPhone : Obj-c, Frameworks: Mobile Core Services System Configuration Quartz Core.
- Android: Android Framework, Java