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PROJECT RESULTS “ADOPTING OF TECHNIQUES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS TO ENLARGE THE PRODUCT PORTFOLIO OF THE COMPANIES EVOLUCIÓN DENTAL LTDA. Y KUSPYDE INGENIERÍA S.A.S.”

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PROJECT RESULTS “ADOPTING OF TECHNIQUES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS TO ENLARGE THE PRODUCT PORTFOLIO OF THE COMPANIES EVOLUCIÓN DENTAL LTDA. Y KUSPYDE INGENIERÍA S.A.S.”

The project “ADOPTING OF TECHNIQUES FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MOBILE APPLICATIONS TO ENLARGE THE PRODUCT PORTFOLIO OF THE COMPANIES EVOLUCIÓN DENTAL LTDA. Y KUSPYDE INGENIERÍA S.A.S.”, financed by COLCIENCIAS and executed by CIDEI. It aims to “Enlarge the product portfolio of the beneficiary companies Evolución Dental LTDA. y Kuspyde Ingeniería S.A.S., through adopting of technologies to develop mobile apps for dental laboratories management and industrial process monitoring, respectively”, contemplating design techniques of software architecture for assure the system functionality, according to the needs and requirements of the beneficiary companies.

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The project was proposed with the aim of approaching successfully to the tendency of the increasing market of mobile devices, like smartphones and tablets, where the companies from different economic activities alignrd their intentions in order to generate content for this kind of technological platforms, taking advantage of the resources for connectivity, portability, peripherals and processing that this kind of devices provide.

The development of mobile applications could be considered since different points of view, according to needs. If the need is focused in some particular device, manufacturer and specifications, it is recommended to develop a native mobile application, which takes advantage of the devices’s hardware resources. If instead, the aim is to generate a solution for many mobile platforms, it is recommended to develop a web mobile application that guarantee the operation on different kind of platforms. In the particular case of this project, were developed two natives applications for the version 4.0 or higher of the Android platform.

Both the economic activity and the interests of the two beneficiary companies are different from each, so their needs point to different perspectives. That is why as a result of this project, a mobile application for each company was developed.

For Kuspyde Ingeniería S.A.S a tool that provides reusable components to develop mobile applications with HMI interfaces (Human-Machine Interfaces) for industrial environments was elaborated, as well as a mobile application that allow to verify the performance of the developed components. This tool will allow to the beneficiary company to adopt new technologies for the mobile applications development and it will permit improve the capabilities for development of mobile applications with graphic interfaces according to his customer needs.

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For Evolución Dental Ltda. both a mobile application and a web application for the management of process in dental laboratories were developed, that make easier the following of tasks, production and commercial processes of the organization. This system have been called “Orbes”, and at present is in a commercial deployment stage. To know more about Orbes, you can go to the Evolución Dental web site. www.evoluciondental.com
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During the development of this project learning activities for the beneficiary companies and the equipment of work were carried out. The courses were about the next topics: Development of mobile applications for Andriod and iOS Operating Systems, design of web software architectures for Front-End and Back-End over the Django framework.

It is expected that in medium-term not only the beneficiary companies but many more companies from different sectors increase their efforts and interests in generate digital contents using mobile apps in order to enlarge their coverage and their services portfolio, taking advantage of both the state politics to support to develop ITC in Colombia and the investment mechanisms that Colciencias and MinTIC have established for that end.

Author:
Ing. Jonathan Mancilla
Project Manager
CIDEI