Activity and Behavior Monitoring for Research Studies

The Polanco Media team was brought in to work side by side with the customer’s in house mobile and backend developers to build and launch a suite of apps for iPhone and Android that make use of the customer’s¬†research study platform

Over the year and half project, we built multiple apps to facilitate studies to research fast food consumption for high school students, urban park usage, and farming and ranching activity tracking, among others.

The main challenges of the app development process, was to design it in a way that allowed the app functionality to be configured from the backend service. It had to be flexible to adapt to the various configuration options, yet still be able to run offline in the event that research studies used devices with no connectivity.

In all cases, the apps were developed with Appcelerator Titanium for both iPhone and Android, and made use of multiple custom API modules written in both Objective-C for iOS, and Java for Android platform.