Digital Library iPad Application for Referring Documents
SEARCH & SORT
Client is a well-known strategic consulting
and brand building company having more
than 10 years of experience in the field of
pharmaceuticals and biotechnology. The
client has provided numerous customized
solutions to many of Pharmaceutical and
Biotechnology companies for building their
names in healthcare domain remarkably
Company’s focused approach in creating
solutions and brand images is based on
combining the emerging sciences with
potentials of marketing campaigns. Their
clientele encompasses all sizes of companies
in pharmaceuticals, biotechnology,
healthcare, and medical equipment.
Digital Library on iPad for Clinical Research
As a strategic consulting and brand building company, client wanted to provide the
researchers and doctors an iPad tool for referring publications, research papers available
for specific disease, dugs used for the treatment of the same, and their implications under
different circumstances and scenarios.
The purpose of this iPad application was to provide a platform or a digital library, as a
reference tool for their study or research related works, treatments, etc. The idea for this
app is to provide its users a platform to make searches on the basis of various keywords,
drugs, diseases, etc. followed by pulling out the search results from library in terms of
relevant documents, publications, treatment options for their reference purpose.
The solution consists of two main roles – mobile users and administrator.
From the mobile user point of view, the user should be able to access the iPad app and
also should be able to perform searches by entering desired keywords, and then able to
access relevant documents for their study purpose.
On the other hand, from the administrator standpoint, the administrator should be able
to manage the users and documents in the system, which will include functions like
adding new users in the system, resetting password for locked users, edit or delete details
of users, lock or unlock users’access to app and documents related to various drugs,
studies, publications, etc.
After discussing with the client about the functional specifications and requirements of
the digital library iPad application, Softweb has started working on the proposed
solutions/features for them. Our solutions included:
A suitable application nameO
A complete login screen solutionO
A home screen solution includes various categoriesO
Setting feature to set user name, designation, user ID, password, font size etc.O
Comprehensive backend features and functionalities for administratorO
A splash screen displaying app log, app name, company logo, loading animation,
copyright statement etc.
The client, a strategic brand building
company, has to carry out researches on the
respective topics and hence required an
application that helps the researchers. They
wanted a digital library iPad application for
referring documents as part of their research
work. The application we created allowed
the users to perform search on the basis of
multiple keywords as well as to sort the
search results. The iPad application acts as an
apt solution for them to perform search on
the basis of multiple keywords as well as to
sort the search results.
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Operating System: iOS
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Web Technologies: PHP
Digital library acts as the document repository for the users which can be accessed on
iPad device while on move.
Indexing and search functionalities ensure the documents are readily available for the
The unique locking mechanism helps preventing unauthorized access.O
Standard iOS encryption methods to secure the documents and other application data
Document Management feature helps the administrator to upload the published
documents in PDF format.
User Management feature to manage the users for iPad which involves user creation, user
deletion, and user blocking. Admin can even block a user in case of any loss of device.
Data Synchronization feature helps the user to sync the data in order to keep the
documents updated inside app.
Reporting at Backend feature enables the administrator to generate the reports at the
backend which gives an idea about the trend for the different documents being most
read or least read by the app users.
Search sort functionO
Security and data encryptionO
Restoration of user dataO
Locking mechanism includes flag updates at app side as well as at backendO
Password authentication and syncing to appO
Advanced search screenO
Setting feature to update user name, designation, user ID, password etc.O
User management feature for managing application and users, adding new user etc.O