Today I am ready to announce the (hopeful) release of an iOS app I've spent the better part of three months developing.
Currently the app supports the following:
This is in reality, my first real and serious development project.
- Search for POG Locations via manual DPCI entry & via scanning a bar code with your camera.
- Displays your stores' on-hands for that item
- Displays your stores' current selling price
- NOP item search
- Full size (.COM) images
- The primary bar code number if needed
- [Should] support all stores
I unfortunately was only able to test on iPhone 7 plus devices. (Myself and one other TM at my store)
However, I believe I have the app working on non-plus sized device (and hopefully the X)
I have only been able to test this in a simulator though, as I do not own a different device.
I really hope and believe that I have ironed most of the bugs out. I identified and fixed three crashes just today during work.
single location item view
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multi location item view
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nop item view
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negative on hands since mywork doesn't
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side menu with credits and store switcher
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The primary use case for this is one that I've personally experienced multiple times at my own store as well as at other stores doing help.That's true. So why are you developing this? To sell to Target? I'm confused. If it's not for tms to use on their personal phone, why develop it?
The primary use case for this is one that I've personally experienced multiple times at my own store as well as at other stores doing help.
There's just not equipment. PriceCheckers are typically broken or don't scan.
This app seeks to remedy this situation for TMs working on the sales floor without a device.
If you're working abandons/strays/gobacks and you're in an area you don't know (or a new store) you can use this to find the specific locations for that item.
The other information is simply there because I already had it and sometimes it does come in handy.
It's a fine line between just not having a device and Target knowing you can use the equipment you are personally paying for.
Why should they spend money on new or more devices when hey, almost everyone has a smart phone, just use that.
Is that the jist of it? If I'm wrong, tell me. But I have a problem with this path if they aren't paying me for my phone.
Btw, I believe this idea of using our own stuff was floated a few years ago. It was just a rumor. At the time, I heard that they would pay you, partially, for using your smart phone. I'm all for that.
This is something I honestly hadn't thought about, and unfortunately do not have an adequate response to. I thank you for bringing this to my attention though.
I do not believe you're wrong, I honestly hope it would never come to that, forcing TMs use personal devices to accomplish work rather than providing equipment.
This was just something I wanted to build in my free time as a way to make my own job easier, and after talking to some users on the board, some other peoples jobs as well.