Real-Time Updates & Popup Notifications
Every so often we are asked to write bespoke software which just begs to have real-time updates and popup notifications, in some solutions it’s a must have requirement and in others it’s a nice to have feature.
So, what do we mean by a real-time update and popup notification?
Consider the following two scenarios:
- You have an e-commerce ordering system where customers place orders online. Back at base you have a screen showing all of your live orders, this could be a large screen up on a wall which has limited user interaction. When an order is placed by a customer the live orders screen would automatically update itself to include the new order in real-time, i.e. within seconds of the order being placed. To draw your attention to the new order, a popup alert would also appear on the screen stating ‘New Order Received’.
- You have a shop floor scheduling system, a master schedule is maintained by the shop floor manager in their office. Each work centre on the shop floor has their own scheduling screen which shows what they have to produce for the day/week. If the shop floor manager decides to change a work centres schedule, e.g. move a job, or add a new job, the work centres schedule screen would update within seconds showing the changes. This type on live-update can be invaluable in a production environment.
Both of the above scenarios are included in bespoke software solutions that we have developed for our customers. Can you think of ways in which your business might benefit from real-time updates and popup notifications? If so, please get in touch.