Posts

Showing posts from September, 2017

Assignment 2 Application Critique: Google Trips

Only a mobile app Google trips is a good mobile app with a pretty UI and good UX. Its true that mobile app is obviously more accessible during travel but it would be really great to have a web version too for planning stages, since planning is easier on a browser and you can do your research and planning on one platform, and do not have to go back and forth to the mobile app to feed your data. Fetching reservation details from gmail is buggy This feature sounded intriguing to me but it was unfortunate to learn that it does not function well. Lots of users have complained about the app not detecting correct reservation details and also continuous importing of backdated/changed reservations that have already been cleared from trash. This feature should be improved as it is a key feature and you definitely do not want users to miss reservation confirmation notifications. Timeline Functionality In its presentation, Group 7 emphasized on the timeline functionality that they would want Google…

Week 2 and 3 done

Our assignment one is at a stable stage now, work is flowing smoothly. Moreover, our mid-assignment review was quite decent, so we don't need to make any major improvements in our existing app, just some minor UI changes. Hopefully, we can complete the project by the deadline.

The lecture on 'presentation skills' by Prof. Damith was really insightful was helpful and we tried to incorporate his ideas in our assignment 2 presentation. The long weekend was spent working on the assignment 2 presentation. Thankfully, we had a great designer, Jaron, who did the slides quite well. The application we chose for critique was Mendeley and a lot of content was available for the
presentation.