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Team 9 – Final Blog post

Hey guys, team 9 here to give you our final update!

Today we all met up and created a video showcasing  OpticAMD that can be found @

We also added finishing touches on our UI to make it more visually appealing

Now that our app is finished we have a finalized list of open source libraries that we utilized which are

Thomas has been actively promoting OpticAMD through our Twitter and Facebook page and has finalized our business plan which can be found on our
Twitter and Facebook as well as in this blog post.




For future updates on our app, follow us on Twitter(@opticamdapp) and like our Facebook page OpticAMD




Team 9 – 11/13/15

Team 9 here for an update. Sorry for all the missed days, the team as a whole has been very busy, both with schoolwork and the app. Here’s an update on what we’ve done since 11/9.

Brian, Alex, and Victor met up on campus to further discuss the app, its implementation, and features to be added. At this point, we had a working app that essentially did what any drawing app would do, except overlaid on an image of an Amsler Grid, and a save feature was working.
To work on:
– Add color swatches for different types of impairments
– Allow the user to enlarge saved results
– Test for both left and right eye
– Manually draw Amsler Grid
– Area calculations of the shaded areas
– Add results page
– App logo
Here’s a picture of us!

We took this day off from school as an opportunity to meet with our med student, Thomas. We discussed what we had working so far and any features he, as a med student, felt would be good for the app. Brian awesomely had two logos (WIP at the time) to show us. We decided on things pertaining to aesthetics (color scheme, theme, overall feel, etc) and planned a future meet up. Thomas decided to take charge of the marketing and social aspect.

Just a day of working on the app. Alex successfully implemented a basic color picker, Victor got a split view working for the previous tests page, and Brian has been hard at work at the grid drawing and application as a whole.

More tasks have been divided as we close in on the final day.
Brian completed manually drawing the grid and a fixed up version of Victor’s split view for the previous tests, Victor has been working on calculating the area, and Alex has been working on adding an instructions page. Here’s our finished logo.

Team 9 – 11/9/15

Team 9 reporting in, right now Brian is currently busy with a class project and Alex and Victor just finished their midterms and are getting up to speed with the app. Tomorrow we plan to meet up and continue to build the app

Team 9 – 11/8/15

Completed Today:

Separated ‘M’ from ‘C’ in MVC design pattern.

Implemented previous tests feature to view previous tests saved locally on device.

Implemented ability to delete previously saved tests.

Implemented save feature to save finished test images. (!!!)



Fix Amsler grid image so it no longer stretches (see below).

Look into drawing the grid on the device, taking device-dependent screen size into consideration, adjusting grid square size appropriately so that grid square size is consistent across all devices – there will just be more grid squares on a larger device rather than larger grid squares.

Add app logo image to main menu screen.

Add instructions / explanation screen(s).

Add indicator that test has been saved.

Change layout of displayed data to allow for two images on same line (two eyes).

Add auto-generated time stamp text to saved test result data.

Add toolbar buttons to grid test for different vision impairment indicators (dark spot, blurry spot, fading spot, etc.).

Team 9 – 11/7/15

Completed Today:

Image view acts as canvas which can be drawn on, drawn lines accurately reflect touch location, and work without forcing the image view to be the same dimensions as the underlying view.

Changed canvas from plain white to an Amsler grid image.

Added main menu screen with navigation controller and buttons to begin test and view previous tests.

Added reset button to erase drawn lines.

Added toolbar button on bottom of test screen and moved reset button to it.  Added constraints so it is correctly pinned to left/right/bottom.

Fixed constraints on image views (grid) so that they no longer go into bottom toolbar but still “properly” stretch to fill the rest of the screen area.


To Do Next:

Implement save feature to save finished test images.

Implement previous tests feature to view previous tests saved locally.

Fix Amsler grid so it no longer stretches.

Determine if an image is appropriate or if the grid needs to be implemented with actual iOS UI objects.

Add app logo image to main menu screen.

Add instructions / explanation screen(s).

Team 9 – 11/6/15

Configuration of MacBook (git settings, Skype, etc.)

Started creating interface in storyboard in Xcode.

Discovered a simple paint app, looking into how it works so as to implement similar functionality for our own app.

Attending Objective-C / Swift Workshop.

Team 9 – 11/5/15

Team 9 checking in, today our medical student, Thomas, further explained what AMD is and we discussed what quantitative data/features we could extract from the Amsler grid to separate us from other competitors.

In terms of coding, our whole team has had no experience with Swift or Objective C and we are speeding through tutorials in Swift provided by Brian to familiarize ourselves with the syntax.

Team 9 – Proposal

Application name: opticAMD

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is an eye condition in which the macula deteriorates, resulting in reduced vision. The macula is responsible for our sharp and detailed central vision and people affected by AMD may notice blurriness, distortions, and even blank spots in their vision. Macular degeneration can happen to anyone and awareness is key.

opticAMD provides a simple way to test your vision. Our app will utilize the common Amsler Grid test to allow users to assess and track their vision health on an iPad. The app will present the user with an Amsler Grid and allow them to mark areas of visual inaccuracy, which can be saved and shared with physicians later during an exam. By calculation the area of the marks and plotting them on a graph, an user can track the progress of their condition.

A low fidelity mock-up is provided below: