After finishing our project spec and other pieces of documentation for the project, we have recently begun the actual implementation of the web app. We ordered a barcode scanner and have also started building the basic dummy front end to interact with our database. This process is going well; we are starting by building a tool to view data and a tool to enter data. We are collectively learning the right tools to use for the software as we go, which slows the process somewhat but ultimately results in a better functioning product. Going into the next couple of weeks (and last weeks of the quarter), we hope to have an almost working front end for our web app that can interact with the database.
This week, we also had our second partner call with Charles. We were able to ask some clarifying questions about our product as well as begin to nail down itinerary details for the spring break visit. We hope to use the spring break trip to really solidify our barcode tagging process. Being there in person will be extremely helpful for our understanding of the process and determining the most feasible and likely strategy for success.
This past couple of weeks has been a period of immense growth for our project. We are beginning to have a tangible product, and it is exciting to watch the pieces start to come together after the planning and designing stages.