Retail Assist are a retail stock management company. They currently have an active system that manages stock movement between depots and stores for various retail groups. Part of that stock movement occurs between stores. Retail Assist’s clients currently use paper, phone calls and expensive RF guns to monitor the movement and receipt of stock.
The challenge we were set was to design and build an Android app that will sit on a Nexus 7 device and pair to a bluetooth scanner. The app needed to gather and store all relevant data and communicate with the distribution centres and Retail Assist’s system. The aim was to have the means to scan barcodes, store the documents and easily access the history of transactions at a moment’s notice in the store environment.