Archive for the 'Windows' Category

Multi-platform REST Client

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

Prototype multi-platform app to manipulate and display spreadsheets including embedded charts on multiple platforms using single code base.  Data obtained from REST servers via JSON and using Aspose Cloud to render the spreadsheet for display. Development platform: Delphi 10 Seattle using FireMonkey. Target platforms:  Android, iOS, OSX, Windows.

SARMA – Secure Australasia Returns Management Application

Thursday, June 5th, 2014

A comprehensive application to manage generation of RMAs (Returned Materials Authority), the receiving of damaged/failed meters into the warehouse, repairs and refurbishment in the workshop and despatching meters back to customers.  The client had a very basic in-house developed application to record the repairs and refurbishment aspect using TCL running on PostgreSQL.  The project covered […]

Property Management

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

This was a project more about data manipulation than software development. A local real estate agent was using a commercial application for tracking rental lease payments and had a separate home brewed Access database for managing late payers, task checklists and history of maintenance performed on a property.  They also had a few other spreadsheets around the […]

Transport Directions Database

Monday, April 16th, 2012

Fraser’s Livestock Transport operate in the remote regions of western Queensland where there are no maps.  Each customer might have several pick-up or delivery locations on a property.  They had an Excel spreadsheet with customer name, property/location name, and text directions of how to get there.  Built up over the years it was getting a […]

WESTECT II

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Now that the second incarnation of WESTECT ATP is complete, I can return to my “normal” life. Almost 7 years ago, Digressoft was asked by the head of Invensys Rail Australia (previously Westinghouse Rail Systems Australia) R&D to perform a feasibility study into a new generation of WESTECT.  Several components of the current hardware were […]

OTIS

Sunday, August 14th, 2011

Overload Transport Industries Scheduler is a system for a transport brokerage company. Phone operators take requests for trucks and drivers required at short notice by large courier companies and arrange for someone from their list of owner/drivers to fill the job. OTIS presents a daily list of all of their known driver’s and their current […]

Real Estate

Tuesday, August 14th, 2007

One of the local real estate agents had enough technical knowledge to tinker away at a Microsoft Access database to keep track of properties he had on the market.  However, he soon realised his limitations and called in Digressoft to clean up the mess and add all the features he wanted but didn’t know how […]

MOHS

Sunday, May 14th, 2006

Mallet’s Occupational Health and Safety forms was an ambitious project for a small company of heavy machinery operators. They wanted to automate all their paper work.  Each machine needed daily inspection with a couple of pages of checklists to be filled in.  While that wasn’t too difficult, collecting and filing them before they got lost […]

MESH

Friday, April 14th, 2006

MESH is a job estimating system for an iron foundry. When Digressoft was approached for this job, the client already had many hundreds of job estimations each one in its own Excel spreadsheet.  These were quite complex spreadsheets containing over two hundreds cells to reach a bottom line for the job. They were happy to […]

Presto

Sunday, November 14th, 2004

This application was developed for a company manufacturing and fitting window dressings.  They needed a quotation system which sales staff produce quotations on-site at a customer’s residence. The client had a very specific idea of how he wanted the application to look.  He wanted it driven by a Word template which looked like an order […]

JBug11

Sunday, March 14th, 2004

During development of the motorcycle instrument panel, a remote debugger for the Motorola 6811 micro-processor was needed.  As this was a fun project, I didn’t want to spend heaps of money on fancy tools.  A web search turned up an open source Window based debugger based on Motorola’s monitor protocol.  I need to make a […]

WESTECT (continued)

Saturday, September 13th, 2003

Well old projects need maintaining. I have been returning to Westinghouse Rail System from time-to-time over the last 7 years as a part time consultant to investigate and assist the small remaining team to repair defects in the WESTECT ATP system. During that time there was one major upgrade to integrate the on-board sub-system to […]

Stock Doctor

Saturday, September 15th, 2001

Stock Doctor is an existing application which analyses stock prices and keeps a history of a portfolio.  It is sold through a subscription system where the customer’s database is updated regularly with latest prices and expert comments and tips.  It was being supplied on CD but the owners wished to take advantage of the new […]

WorkForce Pay Rate Calculator

Sunday, July 16th, 2000

A local employment agency specialises in the management of apprenticeships.  For a small fee, they handle all the government paper work, apply for and collect any applicable incentives, pay tuition fees, etc.  A perspective employee just wants to know the bottom line monthly wage for each year of the year of the apprentice ship. This […]

Flikker

Thursday, October 14th, 1999

Flikker is a light weight application for viewing image files via a tree structure index.  The description of the image files and the structure is contained in a simple text file allowing it to be edited by any text editor. It was originally commissioned by Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd. to be the viewer for […]

Estimating And Tracking System

Monday, July 13th, 1998

E.A.T.S. was initially developed for a steel fabrication company to streamline their job estimating process and produce quotations ready to send to the customer.  The costs of resources used in the manufacturing process are recorded so that the accuracy of estimations can be tracked.  It also interfaces with the Mind Your Own Business (M.Y.O.B.) accounting […]

WebOrders

Wednesday, May 13th, 1998

A very early web shopping cart! WebOrders is a Windows application that received orders for software via email generated from web pages.  It checked each order and then presented the details to a user who could then either accept or reject the order.  If the order was rejected a reply email was automatically generated containing […]

Service Desk system

Wednesday, November 13th, 1996

This application developed in MS Access for a electronic game manufacturing company is for their Service Desk operators.  With it, operators log phone calls and assigns tasks for technicians to follow up on the reported problems.  There are also management reports for checking average length of call, number of calls for a particular game product, […]

Multi-Warehouse Inventory Management System

Tuesday, August 13th, 1996

Digressoft was commissioned to develop an inventory management system to replace MISys used by an electronics manufacturing business.  They found the MISys user interface very awkward and the system could not handle the way they kept stock in multiple locations and they could not find a better existing inventory management system.  Digressoft analyzed their requirements […]

Distortion-Oriented Displays

Monday, April 1st, 1996

Interacting with Distortion-Oriented Displays Presented at Singapore Conference on Human Computer Interaction by co-author Ying Leung. A study into novel ways to present a large map of information on a normal display where both the entire global picture and local detail can be seen at the same time.  It objectively compared navigation speed of several […]

Computer Network Hardware/Software/User Register

Friday, January 13th, 1995

This was a low-cost development for a very budget conscious, computer literate client.  Digressoft did the initial database design in Access and discussed the user interface design with the client who then did most of the work to put together the system.  We then came back and did the tidy up work and the tricky […]

Automatic Train Protection

Tuesday, December 13th, 1994

After five years WESTECT goes live and it is time for me to go back and do some more study! WESTECT, produced by Westinghouse Rail System Australia, is one of the first continuous Automatic Train Protection (ATP) systems in the world.  Designed in conjunction with and for Queensland Rail for their main coastal route.  ATP […]

Midas

Thursday, October 13th, 1994

Midas was Digressoft’s first independent project. It is a small Client/Consultant booking system developed using Microsoft Access used by receptionists to book consultant’s time to visit the client.  It also keeps track of payments and has reports booking summaries for the consultants, unpaid client accounts, etc.

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