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Project Progress Summary

  • View our Midterm slides here
  • View our deployed application in Google Play:Platinum Yoga

Project Highlights:

  • Scope of the project has been updated:
    • 5 features were added (Retreats/TT, Analytics for Yogapedia, Promotions, PY Privileges, Contact us)
    • 1 feature was removed (Lucky Draw System due to incompatibility with the MindBodyOnline internal point system)
    • 2 features were renamed (Events to Special Events, Yoga Pose-Tree to Yogapedia)
  • Completed a user testing with 10 Platinum Yoga students
  • Steep learning curve for front-end technologies (Ionic platform, Angular JS)
  • Postpone the deployment of iOS app in Apple store
    • Team decided to postpone the deployment of iOS app due to resource and time constraints after being advised by Supervisor (Chris Boesh) and discussing with our client.
    • Client agreed with this as the review and testing process for iOS application is different than Android
    • Client and team agreed to deploy a stable Android application first before releasing an iOS after poster day where he will provide the resources needed to deploy iOS application
  • Mid-terms goals have been updated after discussion with client to a more realistic one(see images below)


Previous Goals

Tinkers Goals Previous

Updated Goals

Tinkers Goals Updated

Milestones Completed:

  • Proposal Submission
  • Acceptance Presentation
  • User Test 1
  • Release 1

Milestones Remaining:

  • User Test 2
  • Poster Submission
  • Final Presentation
  • Poster Day

Project Management

Project Status:

Module Functionality Status Confident Level (0-1) Comment
User Account Module Login/Logout Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David
Auto login after 1st successful login Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Register Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
Edit Profile Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Attendance Checking (barcode) Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
View User's Schedule Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Class Module Browse Classes Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Book Classes Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
View Instructor's Information Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Filter Classes Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Waiting List Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Pull to Refresh Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
Workshop Module
  • client request challenges to be under here
Browse Workshops/Challenges Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Book Workshops/Challenges Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
View Instructor's Information Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Filter Workshops/Challenges Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Waiting List Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Pull to Refresh Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
Retreats/TT Module
  • NEW module
Browse Retreats/TT Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Book Retreats/TT Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
View Instructor's Information Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Filter Retreats/TT Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Waiting List Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Pull to Refresh Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
Appointment Module View Categories Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
View Instructors Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
View Available Timeslots Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
Book Appointments Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
History Module View Past Bookings Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Ricky
View Past Purchases Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Review Module Write Reviews for Classes
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Johnathan
Rate Classes
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Johnathan
Display Reviews for Classes
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Johnathan
View Health Tips
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Johnathan
FAQ Module View Information/Etiquette
  • database
  • rename from FAQ
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Johnathan
View About Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
View Contact Us
  • NEW module
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
Promotions Module
  • client changed from database to redirect to web
View Promotions Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David
Special Events Module
  • NEW module
View Special Events Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
PY Privileges Module
  • NEW module
View PY Privileges Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna
Hall of Fame Module Display Winners
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Johnathan
Admin Portal User Reviews Management
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Johnathan
Hall of Fame Management
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 David & Johnathan
Information & Etiquette Management
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Johnathan
Health Tips Management
  • database
Fully deployed and tested 100% 1 Hosanna & Johnathan
Yogapedia Analytics Management
  • database
  • NEW module
To be completed in iteration 7 0.5 David & Johnathan
Yogapedia Module View Poses under Different Categories
  • database
To be completed in iteration 7 0.5 Hosanna & Johnathan
Record User's progress
  • database
To be completed in iteration 7 0.5 David & Johnathan
Notification Module Push Out Events To be completed in iteration 7 0.5 David & Ricky
Push Out Reminders To be completed in iteration 7 0.5 David & Ricky
Social Media Module Share Upcoming Classes To be completed in iteration 7 0.5 Hosanna & Johnathan

Module(s) removed:

Module Functionality Status Confident Level (0-1) Comment
Event Module
  • REMOVED module
Browse Events Completed 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Book Events Completed 1 David & Ricky
View Instructor's Information Completed 1 David & Ricky
Filter Events Completed 1 Hosanna & Ricky
Waiting List Completed 1 David & Ricky
Pull to Refresh Completed 1 Hosanna & Ricky

Project Schedule (Plan Vs Actual):

Planned Schedule

Tinkers Goals Previous

Actual Schedule

Tinkers Goals

Schedule Comparison

Tinkers Schedule Comparison

Changes in scope:

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Details of the changes made:

  • Primary
    • Client informed us to rename "Events" to "Special Events"
    • Events module is changed to "Special Events" module which will redirect to Platinum Yoga's Special Events page
    • Booking and filtering of "Retreats/TT" (TT stands for teacher training) has been added
  • Secondary
    • "Lucky Draw System" has been removed as MindBodyOnline API adds points to users' accounts internally automatically for referrals and there is no way for us to add points to users' accounts using the API. Furthermore, client find it a hassle if he has to manage 2 point systems.
    • "Yoga Pose-Tree" is renamed to "Yogapedia"
    • New module "Analytics for Yogapedia" has been added
    • Waiting list for events is removed as of events module is changed to "Special Events" module
    • Waiting list now shows "Retreats/TT"
  • Tertiary
    • "FAQ" is renamed to "Info/Etiquette"
    • "Promotions", "PY Privileges" and "Contact us" has been added

Project Metrics:

Schedule Metrics

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Bug Metrics

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Future Project Risks:

Our Top 3 Risks:

Risk Probability Impact Mitigation
Problems encountered from third party vendor (MindBodyOnline) & unclear API instruction Medium High Run frequent testing and alert MindBodyOnline immediately. Readjust project schedule to ensure that other tasks can be done while waiting for replies or MindBodyOnline to resolve the issue.
Updates in scope from client Medium High Establish a standard which is agreeable for client and readjust schedule and resources to attempt to deliver what the client needs. Establish constant communication with client to keep him in the development loop.
With the usage of new technologies, we may run into trouble implementing certain complex functionality Medium Medium Research and allocate more time for technology familiarization and consider alternative.

Technical Complexity:

Using MindbodyOnline API

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  • As we cannot directly send requests from our mobile application to the MindBodyOnline API, we need to use a web server and php scripts to act as a middleman to do that
  • Soap Client function in the php is used to communicate with the MindBodyOnline API


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  • The execute tag is not in the documentation. Have to trial and error to work with the API.
  • Mindbody also took quite some time to reply which slowed down our development.

Ionic Platform:

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  • Learning Ionic Platform as front-end for our project
    • Mastering the 2 way data binding (from front to back and vice versa)
    • (first picture) Ionic method is called from the front-end to pass data to the controller which then passes the data to the factory before the data gets transferred to the MindBodyOnline API.
    • (second picture)Data is retrieved using server from the MindBodyOnline API within the factory. Controller then use the same factory to get the data before iterating it through from the front.
  • Loading Time Issues
    • Developers realised that data from API need to be retrieved earlier in the factories (call these factories earlier), before pulling them from the controllers. This will enable the data to display on time if not the information will only show up after a longer time.

Using Phonegap Plugins for Ionic Project

  • Developer has experience using Phonegap Build service to deploy Android application, however, support for deploying Ionic applications using Phonegap plugins on Phonegap Build service is limited
  • Need to understand how to use Phonegap Plugins(eg. opening browser) work for Ionic projects.

Default Ionic Project config.xml Configurations:

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Changes Made to Implement Phonegap Plugins for Ionic Project:

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Phonegap Plugins used:

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Displaying Images in Firebase

Adding a particular pose for Yogapedia on the portal:

Yoga1.png

Retrieving the picture from Firebase (HTML Codes):

Yoga2.png

Firebase Structure:

Yoga3.png
  • Firebase has limitation in uploading images and photos
  • Backend developer conducted intensive research and trial & error using different alternatives to insert images into Firebase
  • Base64 decoder was chosen to encode and decode images using text (compatible with Firebase)

Quality of product

Intermediate Deliverables:

Stage Specification Modules
Project Management Minutes Minutes
Metrics Metrics
Requirements Storyboard & Motivation Storyboard & Motivation
Analysis Use case Use Case
Architectural Diagram Architectural Diagram
Design UI Prototype Mockups
Testing User test plan Testing

Deployment:

View our deployed application in Google Play:Platinum Yoga

Testing:

User Test Date of User Test Objectives No of Participants Link
User Test 1
(Existing Platinum Yoga users)
30th January 2015
  • Allow users to try browsing & booking classes using the phone app
  • Receive feedback about the app’s UI
  • Receive feedback about what the users would like to see in the app
10 User Test 1

Reflection

Team Reflection:

Over the past few months, our team have learnt that preparation, good communication and proper work delegation are the three essential pillars for any project to be managed well and succeed. Whenever we are in doubts, we always clarify them with each other or the client to ensure that the project is executed properly and proceeds in the right direction. We have also embraced learning to learn, a core learning outcome for many courses in SIS, as we learn new skills while doing the project.

Managing Client's Expectations:

While working closely with our stakeholders, we have learnt that clear communication with our client and sponsor is very important to the success of the project especially when we are gathering all the necessary requirements for the project. Complex technical details are explained in simpler terms to our client to help him understand the project better and be part of the project. We also learn about negotiating and bringing the gap of customer's expectation and concerns and the team's technical ability. This is a very important skill for us as we aim to maintain a good relationship with our clients and deliver as much as we can with the limited resources we have.