The rise of the tablets has opened up some great new opportunities for engaging with consumers for Market Research. Here Michael talks about how we’ve been responding to this by building a whole new set of Askia Design Controls (ADCs) ready for use with askiaweb and askiaface for IOS and Android.
Over to Michael:
> ??The advantage of rebuilding the interactive map system from scratch is that it allows us to deliver more maps, at a faster pace, with less development time. It also allows our users to add their own maps.
> The old method was very laborious and surprisingly manual. While not solving every problem (we’ve still got to trace the outlines…) the new method allows SVG vector paths as well. This rapidly speeds up the process as the format has widespread support (most notably the thousands of maps available at wikimedia.org). This means we’ve been able to massively reduce the time it takes to create new map based ADCs.
> The ability to use traced maps (or other line drawings) brings another great advantage as we can now easily build ADCs for other purposes, for example to map out parts of the body:??
> Some of these new ADCs are already in operation and we’ll be launching our first set of maps, which will be available to everyone, in September.??
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