First off - are there any other programmers out there? I'd love to talk to any of you, not too many programmers I've met are interested in horses!
Secondly, and onto bigger and better things - I'm working on an application that's based around horses. With all my experience writing apps for people, I thought I might as well write an app based around something I love, which happens to be horses.
It works as a diary (you can track worming dates, vaccinations, feed schedule, work schedule, temperature, heart rate etc etc) and of course it has a pretty UI, but it seems pretty plain at the moment. There are already some pretty cool apps that do the same thing, and they've been around for a long time.
The feature on the app I like the most (and the one which took me the longest) is that you can write a diary entry each day (like some of you guys do on here) tracking your horses progress. If there are sentences such as "there was a lot of bucking" or "he doesn't seem to be eating properly", or along those lines, my app will search the web and give you page suggestions which could have solutions to your problems. Depending on what you choose to click every time, the suggestions will change to fit the type of suggestion you usually choose.
Of course, the app is only half done - I've been working on it on and off for about a week, and I've got bits of it everywhere, but I'm keen to hear -
- Would any of you use this?
- What else would you want in the app?
- Does the 'suggestion' part sound stupid, since you can just google it?
- Anything else you want to say?
It's just the beginnings of something now, so don't feel like you're not allowed to say "I wouldn't use it" - that's really useful to me, as long as you tell me why!
Thanks guys :)