Week 20

16th May 2022

We’re tackling key functionalities to allow users out in the field without a network connection to still carry out their tasks Task Smart with “on & offline sync”. Getting the data architecture behind the app right is essential so we can build useful user features, such as copying a task forward and still managing to […]

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Week 19

9th May 2022

New week, new focus: we have been working hard on finishing off our location and mapping parts of the app and are excited to get them in front of users at the end of the month for the next round of user testing. This has been a major part of the entire process because anything […]

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Week 18

3rd May 2022

Co-authoring has made partnering with Tendring District Council and Maldon District Council a lot easier. Collectively we have all brought a wealth of features that users will be very happy to see in the app, maps and locations. We have been debating and testing different ways to manage locations, pinning tasks, and looking up addresses […]

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Week 17

25th Apr 2022

We will be spending some time on optimising our planned sprints and work packages this week. As some of our research and proof-of-concepts have finished, we have been adjusting our planned work packages to implement the agreed approach. We’ve been thinking carefully about all use cases across the partnership so that the app is versatile […]

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Week 16

19th Apr 2022

This week has seen the end of our first round of user testing and a good amount of feedback from our users. We are working through the feedback and collating so we can be available to respond with fixes and improvements over the next sprint. In terms of development, we have made some substantial progress […]

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Week 15

11th Apr 2022

This week the development team have been working with users to get the initial testing phase completed. We have had a lot of positive feedback so far and expect more by the end of UAT1 next week Friday. We did have an early issue with a few users being unable to access certain aspects of […]

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Week 14

4th Apr 2022

Last week was a busy and interesting time as we finalised our environments ready for user testing. The Task Smart app is now available in each of the three partner authorities test environments for users to get their first look at the app so far. We are excited to hear their feedback on functionality, design, […]

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Week 13

28th Mar 2022

UX and UI are coming together, as we shape our components, screens and functionality around navigation and task options that make-up our Task Smart app. The screens are bursting with functionalities that will almost make you want to start using the app immediately. Our partnership developers are successfully working within in our Microsoft Centre of […]

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Week 12

22nd Mar 2022

We are now in week 11 of our project and things are really starting to take shape. Our partnership developer team across Colchester, Maldon and Tendring councils are busy working on making essential requirements work. For example, saving updates while offline, and then syncing them when signal connectivity is restored. Meaning our end-users can keep […]

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