Terre Toscane is an application that helps users to discover, plants, animals in extinction. It gives possibility to explore the Tuscany region, explore custodians (farmers), their fields and head-offices, navigate to the locations where the species and animals are located. It gives possibility to have the detailed information about plants such that morphological descriptions, species’ taxonomy and etc.
The application is based on information provided by Tuscany Region. For more informations, visit: http://germoplasma.arsia.toscana.it. The main scope of the application is to move these informations on mobile platforms iOS and Android (smartphone/tablet) by making it accessible everywhere and by using the latest technologies, GPS in particular, discover the nearby places, contact farmers and visit their head-offices and shops.
Application will communicate the web-services provided by the Tuscany Region. The data exchange will be done by using JSON format. Mobile applications should be designed to work either for off-line or on-line modes. So, all data will be cached for later use in local databases excluding a “big” size format data such that PDF, images will be downloaded on-demand. These data should be cached once downloaded with the possibility to interact with them later also in off-line mode. The application will use GPS, to determine user’s locations. The application will synchronise the data periodically also in background and to guarantee the transfer optimisation during the synchronisation the delta updates will be communicated only: the newer data will be inserted, while the existing data will be modified or deleted.
To keep the navigation clear and to have more usable interface the main sections of the application is grouped on TabBar (for Android devices the “left slide menu” can be considered). To guarantee the quick access to all sections the TabBar will be always visible on the top of each section expect some views where the full-screen mode is needed. The main sections are:
Map: the main view of the application.
Species: the section where we can found the list of varieties/animals and possibility to visualise the detailed information for a single element.
Custodians: the section where we can found information about custodians and the associated species, we can find also information about farmer’s head-offices, shops, etc.
News: in this section user can read the latest news. The structure of news is represented by RSS Feed, so it will be possible to access the information provided by Tuscany Region, download in RSS Feed format and visualise the news grouped by articles. Each feed will contain the link of the full article which will be opened in the in-app webview.
Note: this information will be provided by separate web-service and data exchange is done by using standard RSS Feed format (will be provided as soon as available).
Regional Germoplasma Database: this section shows the information of regional germoplasma database sources. It is represented by the listed information about the referees (entities or single persons) with the associated addresses.
Note: this information will be provided by separate web-service and data exchange is done by using JSON format. (will be provided as soon as available).
Lenis srl will realize the final mock up, that will be given to the developer before starting the project.
Find attached the fuctional analysis, that is completed only for the 80% and it will be completed before 16/10.
It is required to be available to start the project for 20/10.