iPhone App about the British army

Discussion in 'Gaming and Software' started by DMan, Jun 28, 2011.

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  1. Hey guys,

    For my final year university project I was thinking of creating an iPhone app with information about the army.

    I want to include the following information:
    1. Different regiments
    2. Weapons used (personal, vehicles, helicopters)
    3. Ranks
    4. Fitness plans
    5. Selection (officer and soldier)

    What do people think of this. Any advise/criticism is welcomed.

    Thanks,

    DMAN.
     
  2. How about an iPod App for the Royal Navy ? Combine Auto-Cartography, GPS & an online shop to get dodgy Iranian shiny Grey Suits ?
     
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  3. Because the Navy have a habit of surrendering their Ipods.
     
  4. When you've finished it, spell check it with a UK English dictionary and get someone to proof read it.
     
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  5. Sorry about the spelling, was using my iPhone to type.

    This is an idea for my university final year project. Does anyone have any feedback on this idea and how I could make it better.

    Thanks.
     
  6. BrunoNoMedals

    BrunoNoMedals LE Reviewer

    Writing an iPhone app constitutes a final-year project these days?Surely a decent project would involve some kind of calculation, decision-making, modelling, data-structure manipulation, input-process-output... All you're suggesting is a basic information repository. The only challenge will be collecting the vast reams of information, not generating the (exceedingly basic) code. As a minimum you'll want to be looking at metadata manipulation and a vaguely-innovative search facility, but that stuff isn't exactly ground-breaking.It's good to see our education system really stretching the future generations. Three years (minimum - but please tell me this isn't a Master's) at university and the best they can manage is something I would have been embarrassed to submit in Sixth Form.
     
  7. Maybe it'll have a pornographic Easter Egg? That'd make you change your tune.
     
  8. So it's a bit of a real world app? Making an app useful is the hardest part especially with developers wanting to add bells and whistles that make the app pretty cool but useless.
     
  9. I wouldn't agree with you Bruno.

    I decided to do this app to help people who are interested on joining the army by allowing them to find all the information in one easy app. When I was looking for information regarding officer selection, I had to look into several different sources of information before I fully understood what the process was and where to find useful documentation like example plan x questions.

    Also, I have never done objective C programming before so I will be learning a new language to write this app. Like you say the coding will bot be too complicated, however designing the app will still have it's challenges. Firstly, collecting all the correct information (I know how much bullshit there is out there), secondly structuring the information in an easy to read format, making sure everyone can easily and clearly access the information they need. This will involve user analysis and is something that will become part of my project.

    Apologies for any spelling/ lenglisg mistakes as Im using my iPhone to type.

    Thanks.
     
  10. i thought the do do was extinct.why not look at the british army website....derrrrr.
     
  11. This is why.
     
  12. Boldnotold

    Boldnotold LE Book Reviewer

    Might be worth checking that MOD isn't doing something like that already.
     
  13. I will do this after I have decided the scope of my app.

    That was the main reason for this thread. Do you think it includes all the information necessary and whether I need to include anything else.

    Thanks.