I have gone for testing this app in a big way by actually getting in a truck, in full time employment with a Felixstowe based container delivery company. I am able to earn a wage driving the truck while really putting the app through its paces and trying to trip it up. The company is a really nice company and I can see it working long term too.
While we did send the beta version out to ten testers in mid 2013, the return of information from them was not very consistent and many fell away within a short space of time. A few dedicated people did send back some very important feedback but soon became frustrated with the many niggling issues that the app’ still had. So, I am out on the road myself in a real scenario to prove it’s worth and able to test it fully for re-release to the testers in a more solid state. A couple of other drivers are also running with the app’ and I must say it’s been very handy indeed – even for me with limited knowledge to have a solid state logging system beside me. I must thank Tom B and Matt H for their ongoing support and results, frustration and open honesty at times!
So if you’re a haulage company who is an existing customer of mine with one of my websites and see any tweets and updates about me delivering containers all over the south, don’t worry I am still making the websites and supporting my existing customers, but earning a wage while developing my app at the same time!
Thanks for reading and your interest in the app’ to follow me personally on Twitter @proctorandy or the app account for Ask Simon and watch for it on iTunes in a few months. I will of course update my blog in a few weeks when the full weekly and fortnightly testing has been proven.