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Examples of Apps designed and constructed by Real Time

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NIGHT AND DAY RESOURCE FINDER
An App for use by homeless people in the Bracknell area on Apple and Android mobile phones
Designed and constructed by Real Time for Pilgrim Hearts, Bracknell

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    Night and Day Resource Finder Navigation Process

    Navigation starts from the App’s home page (shown here) where the User has the choice to find out about Night Shelter or Day Resources by clicking on the relevant blue button.


    Clicking “Night shelters” takes the user to the screen shown on the next page.


    Clicking “Day resources" takes the user to the screen shown on page 7

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    This screen comprises:

    • A brief description about the Night shelter system:
    • Choice between finding out how to obtain a night shelter pass and discovering the night shelter venue for each day of the week

    Clicking on “Obtain night shelter pass” takes you to the screen shown on the next page

    Clicking “See night shelter venue for each day" takes you to the screen shown on page 5





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    This page offers the user a choice of four places where a Pass can be obtained


    For instance:



    Clicking on “Kerith Centre” takes the user to the screen shown on the next page.




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    This page displays a standard “resource provider content ” page.

    Its format contains the following:

    Title
    [Resource provider’s name]

    Banner
    [fixed image format can be a composite of photos, etc.)]

    Mission
    statement [iEditable by the “owner” of this page (Kerith centre)

    Services
    offered are arranged in two columns, under the headings “Call us” and “Drop in”, indicating whether an intending user of the service should call us first at the telephone number given below, or whether he/she can just drop in). Each Service listed in blue can be clicked on to activate a pop-up screen, giving details of that service
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    On the Resource Finder App’s Home page, Clicking on the button “Night Shelters” takes you to the screen shown on the left hand side


    Then, clicking on the button “See night shelter venue for each day" takes you to the screen shown on the right hand side


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    Then, for instance, clicking on the button “Tuesday: St Mark’s Church " takes you to the screen shown on the right hand side of this page, which is laid out in standard resource provider page format




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    Clicking on the “Day resources” button on the home screen takes you to the screen shown on the left detailing the variety of Day resources available.

    Then, For instance, clicking on the Day resource “Citizens advice Bureau”, takes you to the a standard `”resource provider” format screen describing the Citizens advice bureau


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    Clicking on the blue text“opening hours” results in a pop-up text box detailing these hours, as shown on the right.







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    Similarly, clicking on the Day Resource “Money and Debt Advice”, takes you to a standard ”resource provider content" page confirming that this service is offered by the Kerith Centre.



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    Clicking on the blue text “Free debt and money advice” results in a pop-up text box detailing these hours, as shown on the left:.



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    WHATS' ASHORE: WHO'S AROUND


    An App developed by Real Time for The Mediterranean Community, Greece, operating on Mac OSX, Windows PC, IOS and Android platforms.

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    The "What’sAshore: Who’sAround” app supports local SME’s in ports and harbours through the Eastern Mediterranean providing them with an innovative channel to advertise their own products and services, presented in a way that is accessible and attractive to a wide audience of potential coastal and maritime tourism clients. It provides a wealth of pertinent information, not available elsewhere about What'sAshore in many coastal locations and comprehensive social networking facilities for you to find Who's'Around whenever and wherever you plan you plan to visit.
    Most sailors and coastal and maritime tourists already have access to, and are familiar with resources that help them navigate by sea. These include the famous "Waters Pilot" books published by Imray and electronic navigation aids which present "water pilot " material in a similar way. While all these resources provide information relevant for navigation at sea they tell their users almost nothing about what they will find ashore should they choose to navigate into a particular harbour. For example: here is the a typical “Waters Pilot” map for Ormos Marathocampos, a small port in the Greek island of Samos.
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    In contrast What’sAshore has well-informed and up-to-date descriptions of the resources you can find in each place you may visit. For example here is What’sAshore’s the Location Map for Ormos Marathocampos, a small port in the Greek island of Samos. You can see, on the right of this map, icons in the harbour area of Ormos Marathocampos identifying a bakery, two restaurants a supermarket, a hotel and a hire sailing cruiser base, Moreover, on the left of the map, easily accessible from Ormos Harbour by boat tender, bicycle or local transport is an apartment complex, a fish taverna and a shop selling local craft products and hiring out bicycles.

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    Clicking on any icon in the map takes you to a page giving more information about the resource indexed by the icon. For instance, clicking on the icon for “Nikos Bicycle Hire and Crafts” takes you to this page in the What'sAshore Who'sAround app:
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    Exploring Ashore

    Selecting the “Explore Ashore” function in the app’s main menu takes the user to this page:

    In fact, this map indexes 22 more detailed, larger scale “area” maps, which are “intelligently tiled”, each showing the coastline and islands of interest in the vicinity of the point clicked by the user.

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    For instance clicking in the region of “Samos" in this map takes one to the area map shown opposite.

    In this area map, each “ship’s wheel” Icon identifies a harbour or port that is also described in the Imray “Greek Waters Pilot” or “Turkish Waters Pilot”, so that it is easy for a water pilot user to find out “what's ashore" in any particular harbour or port that he or she may have identified in the relevant water pilot or equivalent electronic navigation aid.

    For example clicking on the wheel “Ormos Marathocampos” in this screen in the app takes you to the Ormos Marathocampos Location Map shown previously.

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    Finding a Boat


    Some users of the What’sAshore app will be travelling in their own boats, or with friends, or will be travelling by public water transport (ferries, etc.). However, many intending coastal and maritime tourists will want to hire a boat, in order to cruise and explore ashore in this area Hence, selecting the function “find a boat” in the What’sAshore main menu will take the user to this screen.
    You can click on any icon in this map to see more details of the hire boats available at this location.

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    Clicking on the "StaySail" icon at “Samos” in the map on the “Find a boat” page will take the app user to a page showing what Albatross Boats, located at Ormos Marathocampos, Samos,

    has to offer in this respect:
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    The StaySail network

    Many coastal and maritime tourists will prefer a package which combines a stay in local accommodation (including village houses) in or near an ancient Mediterranean Port with hiring a boat for part of the stay. For instance, there are many attractive sailing itineraries for 2-3 day voyages in a comfortable and safe small sailing cruiser complemented by a stay ashore in accommodation with full domestic facilities.

    For example, this What'sAshore location map identifies the StaySail Network in the Zygi and Alaminos Harbour area, Cyprus.

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    1. Registering with The Mediterranean Community in order to explore who’s around.

    In the top menu bar for the screen for each location there are two buttons which take you to screens that enable you (i) to put a message about any visit you plan to this location, when, and visit contact information, and (ii) see who else has posted a message about the visits they plan to make to that location. The user takes responsibility for posting and managing the information about his or her own visits, and the Who’sAround functions provide the tools that enable him or her to do this. This facility is available to users who have registered with the Mediterranean Community. If you are not already a member of the Mediterranean Community, you can easily join (free of charge) by selecting the “Register” option in the app’s Main Menu, which takes you to this screen:
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    Mediterranean Community members can select the “Login” option from the app’s main menu, which takes them to this screen.

    Login is required for users of the What’sAshore app who want to insert any “who’s around’ information in the Mediterranean Community database (“set your visit dates”), or to view information from the database concerning “who’s around”, ensures that the information can be shared only between people who are registered as members of the Mediterranean Community.

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    Given login is successful, the user is now able to access the WhatsAshore app’s “who’s around” functions: “Set your visit dates” and “See who’s around” for any location he or she selects while exploring ashore. Creating and managing one’s own visit messages for any location, and sharing them with other Mediterranean Community members, is achieved by clicking the “select your visit dates “ button in the top menu bar for the screen for that location. For instance, within the “Ormos Marathocampos” location screen (shown, clicking this button takes the user to the following screen, where the user can set visit messages' parameters and contents.
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    Alternatively the user can click the button “See whose around” which takes him or her to a screen where the user can see the messages posted by other members of the Mediterranean Community who intend to visit the particular location and can filter them by selecting a particular member’s name or start-date to end-date period.
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    Facilities for Resource Providers.


    The text on each “Resource offer” page is stored in the Mediterranean Community database and resource provider who is he owner of the page has the option to update the text displayed at any time. Thus a restaurant owner could, for instance, publish the exact menu on offer each day, or a hire boatyard owner could update the specifications of the boats available for hire each time the situation changes.

    Users of the “What’sAshore: Who’sAround” App are notified about the resource offering pages whose text may be updated each time the access the particular page For instance, when a user accesses the "Blue Beads" restaurant page (shown above, pop-up message "Description updated from database" is initially displayed, as shown opposite:

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    Also, if the user accesses a "resource offer” page where he or she is the owner, he or she will receive the message “you are the owner of this page. You can edit the text and then confirm edit”, as shown opposite.

    When the user clicks on the “confirm edit” button, after making the desired changes, the text for this page is immediately updated in the Mediterranean Community database, and for all users of the What’sAshore app subsequently accessing this page.
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