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HomePort - EdTech app for Sailors

Empowering mariners with secure access, educational courses, interactive Q&A, contract management, and a map to track global journeys, enhancing professional skills and efficiency at sea.
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Homeport
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EdTech
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HomePort is a comprehensive educational technology application designed for mariners.The app serves as an essential information source grounded in good seamanship practices, aiming to enhance mariners' professional knowledge and provide necessary tools to support their daily operations.

Business Challenges

Have a source of information based on the experience of a practicing Chief Officer. The app should be available always even user on the sea and offline.
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Collaboration

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Goals & objectives

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01/ Develop an app that aids sailors in improving their professional knowledge and skills.

02/ Include features such as article flow, job interview simulations, contract and port visit tracking, and various calculation tools for routine maritime tasks.

03/ Ensure offline usability with seamless data synchronization once back online.

04/ Implement a subscription model to generate consistent income and support app maintenance and development.

Solution

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Planning Stages

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Discovery

Analyzing what to do

Active communication with Stakeholders

Define Competitors

Business Requirements

Divide the scope of features by priority

Provide detailed charts and

Design

Starting with UI/UX design

Analyze UX of competitors

Creating User Flow

Creating Low / High-fidelity wireframes

Moodboard, Define the style of UI, Branding

UI screen design

Design System development

Development

Starting with development

Tech discovery

High-level architecture and system diagram

Setup project

Kick-off  development

Follow Agile / Scrum

Delivering

Delivering the product to end users

App Store / Play Market account creation

GDPR, Privacy Policy, Term of Use

All necessary data for the Stores

Releasing on the App Store / Play Market

Support & growth

Product improvingOngoing bugs fixing

Ongoing bugs fixing

Adding new features

Plan of future releases

Features

HomePort features secure login, intuitive navigation, educational courses, interactive Q&A, contract management tools, and a map for tracking visited ports, supporting mariners' professional development.

In-App Purchases

HomePort offers a subscription model where users can access exclusive content and advanced features. Subscribers benefit from:

  • Access to premium articles and educational materials
  • Enhanced tools and functionalities for professional development
  • Priority customer support

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Offline mode

Sailors spend weeks without an internet connection, so all the app features must be available offline. After becoming online, all data syncs with the DataBase.
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Essential tools

HomePort offers a suite of essential tools for sailors, including:Converter:

  • Converts various maritime units for accuracy in daily tasks.
  • Drafts Calculation: Calculates vessel drafts to maintain stability and safety.
  • Sounding: Measures water depth beneath a vessel for safe navigation.
  • Interpolation: Estimates values between two known points for precise calculations.
  • Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA): Calculates expected arrival times for better planning.
  • Squat Calculation: Determines squat to avoid groundings in shallow waters.
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Courses

The core and value of the app is practiced information from the Chief Officer.

Information is divided into two segments: Engineer and Navigator. Behind this is dividing into the professional skills of each department.  

Courses feature interactive elements such as quizzes, simulations, and practical exercises to engage users and reinforce learning.

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Interview simulation

Users can participate in job interview simulations, listening to audio questions from real interviews and providing their answers. This feature helps mariners prepare for job interviews by familiarizing them with typical questions and improving their response skills.
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Days to End the contract

Users can input and track details of their work contracts, including start and end dates. The app helps users monitor the duration of their contracts and receive reminders as they approach their end. The ship moves on the line to the airplane.
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