Going into week 6 of winter quarter, we’re excited to start prototyping sections of the web app. We’ve spent the last several weeks laying out our design, deciding on a technology stack, and learning the tools required to start prototyping a basic version of our design. At present, we have a database with a model of a database entry built on Google Firebase and are constructing the front end components to begin entering data into the database and displaying entries when provided a serial number. Additionally, we are looking into scanners to test connectivity and data entry via barcode scan rather than manually.
Looking forward, we’re hoping to have a working front end that allows for reliable data entry and retrieval by spring break so we can spend next quarter building out the user interface, adding offline functionality, and testing the full product. At this point, we’ve made the decision to wait before deciding on a final interface until we have the chance to get more information about our users from our trip to the Dominican Republic over spring break. We’re also looking forward to a call with Charles Kerchner, Zorzal’s CEO, in the coming weeks. We’re excited to show him the progress we’ve made and to finalize travel plans for break!