Nordiska Museet Swedish Apples App: A Case Study in Building a Comprehensive App for Swedish Apple Enthusiasts
The Nordiska Museet Swedish Apples app was developed to provide a valuable resource for anyone interested in learning more about Swedish apple varieties. The app offers assistance in identifying apple varieties, provides information on apple cultivation, and explores the history of your favorite apples. The app is available for download on both iOS and Android platforms.
Team Collaboration and Development:
Working in a team comprising a designer, two full-stack developers, and myself, we successfully built both the Android and web versions of the app. Our collaborative effort ensured that the app's design and functionality were carefully crafted to meet the needs of Swedish apple enthusiasts. Throughout the development process, we leveraged technologies such as Angular, CSS, HTML, and PhoneGap to deliver a seamless user experience across multiple platforms.
App Features and Functionality:
The Swedish Apples app provides a wealth of information on over 300 Swedish apple varieties. Users can easily determine the characteristics of each variety, including maturity, appearance, and taste. Additionally, the iPhone and iPad versions of the app offer the ability to view the apple varieties grown by others, share photos of your own apples, and mark your fruit trees on a map. Users can also explore the popularity of different apple varieties and create a collection of their favorite varieties cultivated in their own gardens.
Collaboration and Support:
The development of the app was made possible through collaboration with pomologist Mats Brokvist, an active variety identifier in the Swedish Pomological Society. With support from the Riksförbundet Svensk Trädgård (Swedish Garden Association) and expertise from the knowledgeable gardeners at Julita gård, Sweden's oldest clone archive for preserving older fruit varieties, the app incorporates extensive information on cultivation, grafting, and other related topics.
The Nordiska Museet Swedish Apples app stands as a testament to our collaborative effort in developing a comprehensive and user-friendly resource for Swedish apple enthusiasts. With a team consisting of designers, full-stack developers, and myself as a developer, we successfully built both the Android and web versions of the app. The app's features, including the extensive information on Swedish apple varieties and the ability to share and explore other users' apple collections, provide a valuable resource for apple lovers. The collaboration with experts in the field and the support from Swedish Garden Association further enhanced the app's credibility and content. The Nordiska Museet Swedish Apples app aims to promote knowledge and utilization of Swedish apple varieties, and we are proud to have contributed to this effort.