Back!

I have returned to Cambodia.

For part 2 of the Cambodia side of things, I will be spending another week in here so that I can demonstrate the progress made with Attis.

Getting here was tireing… 3 flights: Edinburgh -> Amsterdam ->China->Cambodia. Due to the in-flight maps not working for the Amsterdam to China flight, it was very difficult to judge timing and so knowing when to sleep or not was super hard.

I got a couple of hours here and there over the entire journey which meant when I finally arrived in Cambodia yesterday afternoon (13:30, 3/3/14) I was some what exhausted.

This didnt seem to matter though as straight from getting picked up from the airport, I went to the FAO office to meet with some of the people who are working on the project with me. The demo went well and my bus tickets have been booked to Siem Reap which. I travel by bus for about 5/6 hours in about half an hours time… MORE travelling.

It shouldn’t (fingers crossed) be that bad as its air conditioned and you get free water so will just be a case of staying cool as its very hot… all the time.

When I arrive in Siem Reap, I will meet with some more people who are working on the project and will plan the week ahead in terms of work in the field.

Progress.

Long time no update.

I have been super busy over the past few months. Since retiring from Cambodia, design and development of the final app has gone full speed. I have dumped a bunch of screenshots above for your viewing if you are interested in seeing what is going on.

Some notes:

  • Its not done. Yet. Features are still not complete and functionality is missing from some parts of the app. But most things work as intended.
  • Some inconsistency. You may see Khmer popping up where the rest of the content is in english. I am aware of this and just need to do some tweaking.
  • The crop information for the grapes shows a picture of an apple. At the moment, all the varieties show the same content and the ability for each to show their own content is my next goal.

Feedback:
I would love to hear what you think. If you don’t like something then let me know as their is still time to fix things before have to start demoing the app to people.

Today’s post is about the name and logo for the app.

The name Attis was suggested to me as it was the greek god of vegetation. I personally like the name and have tried to design a logo to go with it.

What do you think and which of the two versions of the logo do you prefer?

I have started designing the interface that will be implemented so that crops and market data can be added to the relevant databases that the application uses. In the images you can see “en” and “kh” this is so an english version and a Khmer version can be uploaded.

I have started designing the interface that will be implemented so that crops and market data can be added to the relevant databases that the application uses. In the images you can see “en” and “kh” this is so an english version and a Khmer version can be uploaded.

Last week I received the Student of the Year award for Edinburgh Napier University.

I was selected due to the many different things I have taken part in through out my time at the University and also due to this project. The evening was great and along with my nice trophy as seen in the photographs, I also received a £500 cheque which will help fund the next trip to Cambodia to finish the trip.