Apps generally give users an overview of information rather than a lot of data. This is the most suitable way to show complicated data to a wider audience. However, this wasn’t the case for the CMC app. The CMC app was being used by staff who were familiar with the data and the process. They needed as much information as possible to make an informed decision within their role. Our task was to provide this level of data in a way that was useful, easy to understand and navigate. It was a challenge to represent this level of complex information on the interface in a coherent way. We had an iterative process, which saw our client fully involved in the design. We understood our clients process in-depth and experimented with different ways of delivering the data. The result was a useful representation of their data in a visually pleasing way.
This enterprise app was developed with the user in mind. The user was on the road frequently and needed to access the data without being connected to the internet. So mobility was a big factor in its development. The app needed to create its own charts and perform its own data analysis, without relying on a remote server to generate images or reports. The app would also use a lot of storage and processing power. With this in mind, we developed the CMC app as a native iPad app. A big factor in this decision, is that the app could take advantage of the storage and processing power of an iPad. The iPad allows for a copy of all the data to be stored securely. The result was a fully functioning enterprise app that is fast and responsive, regardless of connectivity.