When we originally built Previsto's user interface, there was a general focus on the fact that a user interface should be able to adapt to the size of the screen - from a small mobile phone with a screen of a few inches to a large computer screen the size of a TV. And for the most part, this makes perfect sense - but a change is needed.
We developed Previsto with a so-called responsive design, so the user interface is one and the same interface that can adapt to both small and large screens. See the following images as an example. Previsto's user interface on a tabletPrevisto's user interface on a smartphone The current user interface, thanks to responsive design, has long fulfilled a need to be able to use Previsto both in the office and on the go. But there have also been a number of requests for the user interface, both on a computer and on mobile devices, which have been difficult to fulfill due to the fact that it is one and the same user interface. When a system gradually acquires many functions, situations start to arise where the needs are very different depending on where you use the system.
In Previsto's case, there is a great desire for the user interface for the computer to have fewer clicks, better overview, detailed search and much more. However, this is difficult to implement when the user interface must also be able to adapt to small smartphone screens at all times - which are navigated with a finger instead of a mouse. On the other hand, for the smartphone interface, there is a desire and need for a simpler interface that behaves more like a real mobile application. It should also run more smoothly on older or cheaper phones.
In other words, there is a need to separate the user interface for computers from the user interface for mobile devices. *That's why we're developing a completely new interface for mobile devices - optimized for use on the go. We focus on adding only the features that are needed when employees are in the field working, making it easier to get an overview of the work to be done and to make the necessary changes. An example of Previsto's upcoming smartphone interface As the image shows, the upcoming smartphone interface is significantly simpler in its design. The same design principles we are used to from other smartphone apps have been applied, making it easier to use the interface on a daily basis. For example, there is no longer a menu that needs to be opened to go to another part of the application, but instead just 3 tabs at the bottom of the screen: Contacts, Tasks and Settings. *With a single tap of the finger, it will be possible to switch between these areas.
Speed will also be significantly improved. The application is simplified and therefore takes up less space, but also makes use of newer technologies optimized for smartphones. In addition, much of the company's data will be stored locally on the phone, so it can be retrieved quickly even when the data connection is poor (which it often can be on the go).
The new interface is quickly taking shape and we look forward to presenting it to you in the near future. 😃