This video shows how all the new features I’ve been working on, including some I haven’t discussed until now, will work together in GraphPad. Although these features still need some work, I encourage users to consider the possibilities and to contact me if they have any suggestions no how they could be used or enhanced.
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The configurable tables I’ve been working on are designed to fully interact with the library, drawing engine and all the new features I’m adding. This video shows what I’m planning on doing, from fill areas that automatically calculate the cost of pouring cement, to adding gutters to a roof design, to assembling scaffolding by snapping objects together from the library – this video demonstrates how effective GraphPad can be when configured to meet your companies needs. I also demonstrate how GraphPad can be integrated with a backend system through a web service that gives each employee their daily appointments displayed on a MapView. After selecting an appointment your employees can get turn by turn directions from the currently location, and when they arrive, the customers information can automatically pre-populate any forms that are opened. All these capabilities are already very far along in their development dramatically reducing the time it would take to create custom applications from scratch!
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The following video demonstrates a new feature under development, configurable tables and object components. Tables can be configured with various numbers of columns and footers, and can count not only objects, but the components used to make up an object. For example: a gutter symbol may represent a gutter/downspout attachment, 2 45 degree bends, an 8 foot length of down pipe, a 90 angle and a defuser. By adding a single symbol to a drawing, all the components are added to the table and the total number of components calculated and tracked as the drawing is created.
This feature is currently under development, but I would love to hear from users who find this interesting and to understand how they might use configurable tables and object components.
The following video shows a new feature I’ve wanted to add to GraphPad for a long time – configurable tables. I currently only have a couple of tables available in GraphPad – a legend, which automatically captures images of anything added to a drawing along with a description, and a summary table that shows the number of items added along with their costs and calculates a total. These tables are “hard coded”, meaning they are quite limited in how the function or how they can be changed. The feature allows me to configure any number of tables, with various numbers of columns, footers, and calculations. In addition, a table can include a field that automatically resizes the height of a row to accommodate long text strings, like descriptions or detailed instructions. The video below demonstrates these new tables and how they might be used in the field to capture dimensions, perform engineering calculations, etc.
I recently developed my own licensing server so I can manage my clients accounts directly, rather then going through the App Store. Trying to lease GraphPad through by Apple’s subscription program had a number of flaws that make it difficult to work with, so I’m asking my existing customers to contact me to setup an account. Once they have their account information they can use it with the latest version of GraphPad – R7 Configurable V2. The monthly subscription price through the App Store will be increased in order to provide an incentive for users to move to the new platform, and I will continue to introduce price increases on the monthly subscription until I no longer have any customers paying through the App Store. In addition, I will only be updating GraphPad V2 with bug fixes and enhancements.
I’m in the process of creating the configuration for a Termite and Pest Control Company and I created a video to show them their new form and library symbols which they’re allowing me to share on this blog. The setup consists of one of their inspection forms and a set of symbols they will be using for their drawings. The setup has so far only taken a couple of hours. I was able to use a PDF of their actual form as a background and just layout the form fields and checkboxes on top. Their symbol library was also easy to create since it consisted primarily of letters enclosed by either a circle or a square. I encountered a couple of issues with the checkboxes, however. Their form shows the checkbox as being very small making it difficult on the iPad for a user to click inside of – but that should be an easy fix. The video below shows the current state of their configuration and should be of interest to anyone considering having GraphPad customized for their company.
GraphPad R7 Configurable is no longer leased through the App Store but has instead be redesigned to be leased directly from me. This solves a number of issues with App Store leasing, allowing much more flexibility in pricing as well as monitoring of how GraphPad is being used. Customers currently leasing GraphPad through the App Store need to contact me to sign a new lease agreement and to transition over to the new version of GraphPad which is currently available for download in the App Store. In addition, the monthly cost of the App Store lease will be steadily increased to encourage users to transition over to the new App. Users can download the new App by clicking on the link:
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