Hi there, New user here. Listened in on the ...

(Melissa Lavoie) #1

Hi there,

New user here. Listened in on the last Office Hours and learned a lot! I am trying to build an app to track types of trash for a Spring Cleanup activity, something like the Litterati app, but I would want our team to have access to students’ own collected data so that we could perform some geo-inquiry activities / GIS (with the map we would hopefully be able to generate). So, as the students walk around, they would quickly take a picture of the piece of trash, tell what it is, and then the app would automatically plot this data on a map. I’m also trying to think about analysis afterwards, so maybe having a drop-down option with some nesting could work here to take care of potential spelling mistakes, etc (students choose broad category, then chooses type of trash under that particular category that best fits their find). Is there an existing template for something similar, or any support docs that could help? I’m attempting to piece something together using existing templates, but I thought I’d reach out to the pros. Thank you so much in advance.

Melissa

(Dinh Nguyen Nguyen) #2

@Melissa_Lavoie Hi Melissa, based on your description, I believe your app will be quite complex. I’m afraid there’s no existing sample app that will accomplish what you describe out of the box, but there are a few that will demonstrate some of the functionalities that you mentioned.

Links to map-related apps:

appsheet.com - Site Inspections - An app for construction site inspections with GPS, images, graphs, reports and a calendar connection.

https://www.appsheet.com/samples/How-to-filter-data-by-location?appGuidString=ad685a1f-e915-48da-9b98-0d2fae88b35d

https://www.appsheet.com/samples/Initialize-a-form-with-values-from-nearest-location?appGuidString=57a665ac-d646-4fde-a5a4-15d0cc88c92c

Links to dropdown-related apps:

https://www.appsheet.com/samples/How-to-create-dropdown-menus-in-AppSheet?appGuidString=ef1beac8-d452-48fb-8a33-a2f337b94e4e

https://www.appsheet.com/samples/How-to-ordersort-the-values-in-dropdowns?appGuidString=0d0fee2c-b211-4606-b7e0-9925581c187c

https://www.appsheet.com/samples/How-to-create-a-dropdown-menu-with-values-that-depend-on-earlier-choices?appGuidString=f9584a6f-935d-48e6-85ec-050b85b93aea

https://www.appsheet.com/samples/Only-allow-values-that-havent-been-chosen-in-dropdown?appGuidString=0fff1325-90cd-4259-814f-91bafe271f55

Links to analytics app:

https://www.appsheet.com/samples/An-app-to-track-activities-in-a-production-line?appGuidString=36cc31f8-888e-4575-80d5-ee172450fa02 Site Inspections - An app for construction site inspections with GPS, images, graphs, reports and a calendar connection. appsheet.com

(Melissa Lavoie) #3

@Harry Thank you for all of your help in curating these resources! I appreciate it.