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App development choices - would like feedback on your ideas -

A former member
Post #: 17
MRTS is developing an Android app that requires the user to be informed when the weather is going to change in their zip code within the next few hours.

Choice one - have the app on the phone do this, but what if the phone is off and the user could not be notified

Choice two - create a server that would maintain a list of users with zip code and email id to check the weather in the various zip codes and notify all users who have the app that the weather is going to change via email or call them if they provide the number.

If you were paid to recommend the solution what would you recommend?
Thanks
Philena F.
philena
Columbus, OH
Post #: 210
It could be a feature added in the "what's happening" app.
alex c.
alexchan
Columbus, OH
Post #: 2
MRTS is developing an Android app that requires the user to be informed when the weather is going to change in their zip code within the next few hours.

Choice one - have the app on the phone do this, but what if the phone is off and the user could not be notified

Choice two - create a server that would maintain a list of users with zip code and email id to check the weather in the various zip codes and notify all users who have the app that the weather is going to change via email or call them if they provide the number.

If you were paid to recommend the solution what would you recommend?
Thanks


I go for option 3 - keep it simple without use of server (- if severe storm comes may bring blackouts/server down - unless u do mirroring -but getting too fancy ? ) but with a simpler enhancement - just make the app try upto 10 more alternate numbers - office numbers, home number, etc ... including your spouse / family members who will surely try to alert you if condition is severe enough ( and you would want your love ones to be alerted anyway )

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