It’s safe for me to now say that the development of Later is now complete! There may be a few bugs, and it’s obviously still open to future development, but the first working version is done.
The screenshot above shows the homepage as it would appear to anyone using it. Because I used Bootstrap, it also works on a number of different screen sizes and can easily be styled using Bootstrap themes. This will make it super-easy for any organisation to easily customise it to suit their needs.
I have also written a “Getting Started” guide for any IT team to use to install Later within their organisation.
Going forward from here, I will begin user testing of Later. The PALS scheme at Plymouth University have agreed to pilot the product, which will get a number of students and staff using the software, equivalent to a small institution (approximately 2,000 people). This will be a great way to check for any potential issues with the tool and to get valuable user feedback on the effectiveness of the system.
I will also be practicing my product pitch in time for the event at Imperial College in November!