Continuos competitor analysis – part 3

The final time period is coming for our project. And during my research for competitors, I found a really strong competitor: Producteev. When I installed the application on my phone I realised  some similarities between our app and producteev. The application has a lot of other functions, that’s why I focused just on the creating tasks function, which is most similar to ours.

When you create a task, you have a few options to edit the task. I.a. you can add subtasks, set the priority and set the deadline.That were features we were thinking about to add in our app as well, but we didn’t ’cause of the short time period we had.

Also in producteev you can set an alert, when the task is coming close to the deadline. We don’t use this tool, because in our application the user pushes a button, when he starts to work on a task and finish it. That means our application is interactive and doesn’t just collect tasks. Instead of an alert for deadline, we have an alert which reminds for breaks. The user can choose how often he wants to take breaks in our app ( every hour, every 2 hours, etc.).

What the producteev has just as us, is that you can connect with facebook to share your tasks. Sadly I can’t check it out how it works, because I can just download a beta version of producteev. 😦

But shortly summarized what this application doesn’t have, but we have:

1) Break reminder

2) Medals (gamification aspects are totally missing in producteev)

3) Option to say, where you are right now (context aspects – you could put it in your task)

4) Tip of the day (learning aspect)

5) Button, to tell the application, whe I finished and when I started the task (being interactive all the time)

Maybe it is also the automatically Connection with Facebook, but as I mentioned above, I can’t test it in producteev :(.

So, I will continue searching for Applications, which consists one of the features above – but they seem to be unique :).

Presentation from 1st June

Hi everybody,

sorry forgot about it, that Frederik sent the presentation to everybody already. So, now after being reminded by Frederik I put the presentation online :). Thanks Alex for commenting already and sorry about the delay of Team 2 :/.

Scheduler

What steps did we forward?

In moment our developer develops the application :), and besides he tries to teach me, how to develop ;).

Now, we have to go deeper into the Design and  we are talking about the learning aspects we added.

The decision about the gamification aspects is fix now, which contains following points:

–  short description of the gamification aspect: giving a medal for being accurate

  • the user will finish the task and then it will give him a medal by comparing the final time to the estimation time
  • we don’t need to avoid cheating, ’cause it’s just for the person himself / herself
  • possibility to compare with my friends the medals (sort them by medals)

So, we look forward to create the perfect application :D. Let’s go 😉

Continuos competitor analysis – part 2

I checked out the competitors again.. and found two further apps, which seem to be similar to our app:  http://classbuddy.msurflab.com/ thats the first one. 🙂 Thats the similarest one I could find . . I downloaded the demoversion on my phone and tried to check out how this application works.. on the first view it seems really complex.. you can add terms, courses and events..  At first you create a term, then you create the courses which belongs to this term and then and you create the events which belongs to the course..  and then he puts the appointments into a calender.. What we have as our USP is here that this app has no option to connect with your freinds and to check the appointments.. Additionally there seems not to be an automatic option, to generate a scheduler which fits to the deadlines.. 🙂 you just add  in the classbudy application your appointments and the application gerenates it into the calendar.. a bit similar to google calenders, but with adding more details.. Our idea was it that the user can add just the tasks with deadlines etc. and thne the scheduler creates the best plan for the user..  even our main USP – the social option is not possible to find here 🙂

Also it exist this application: http://www.androidsoftware.us/Applications/Student-Task-Manager.html is especially for students. But our USP connected with the task manager, I wasn’t able to find.. So we seem to be special 🙂

Continuos competitor analysis

When I was searching for the competitors of our scheduler idea, I could find a lot of scheduler ideas, but no one which was like ours.

There are many apps which just focus to put the appointments into the calendar – just as a competitor to google calenders

Another app:  http://de.androidzoom.com/android_applications/tools/global-meeting-scheduler-v2_unei.html. Here the user has the opportunity to set a meeting time with others. In this app the social point comes out, but it I cannot put my other appointments into the app. So the connection between the calendar option (I mentioned above) and the social option is still missing.

Really close seems this app to be: http://www.leakynozzle.com/FA_Android_FS.html, but the big difference is that this is not created for school or university, but for work,  especially just for the workers from the firehouse. The main idea behind this app seems just to focus on organizing the life – as well the social option is missing again.

Let’s watch out for more competitors. This post will be continued :).