Recently we have been working with OneLife iD to revamp the home page of their website and the general layout of the pages.
The home page now incorporates a couple of animated elements advertising their product:
- A large slide show in the main content section, which displays examples of how the OneLife iD products can be used
- A small slide show of testimonials from happy customers
The home page and general layout have a number of roll-over images; the former are below the large slide show, while the latter are to be found in the standard page header.
The user navigation has been reorganised to make it simpler:
- The button used to access emergency details is now in the main menu bar to the left
- The sign in/sign out buttons are in the menu menu bar to the right
- The links to the various OneLife iD social media sites are now via icons at the top left
- The link to the shopping basket is on its own below these icons
We have also added the facility on the public profile to share it with other users on Facebook, Twitter and via e-mail.
The WordPress theme of the David Baulch Landscaping website incorporates an animated gallery of images at the top that is implemented using Flash (see the image to the right). Although this is fine for viewing it in browsers on desktop machines, it is not suitable for mobile browsers. We therefore needed a means of displaying the website using a different, mobile-friendly theme when viewed on mobile browsers. Fortunately, we already had a plug-in that we could use for this purpose, and deploying it on the site achieved the desired effect at once.
We have just assisted OneLife iD in adding a new feature to their site, which they refer to as the Mobile ICE Screen. To quote their own description of the feature:
This facility enables you to select and add key data that you may wish to use as a wallpaper, screensaver or locked screen background for your Smartphone.
In the event of an emergency a ‘responder’ may use your phone to try and access ICE contacts but often these are protected by a locked screen. If you set up the OneLife iD mobile ICE Screen on your SmartPhone ‘responders’ should be able to immediately see the information you wish to share (as specified below) including contacts and any key medical information.
To add the feature, we needed to extend the site in several ways:
- We added the Mobile ICE Screen itself. This page is designed to be viewed on a mobile, and to contain all the essential information and emergency photo on a single screen.
- We added a link from the Emergency Page to the Mobile ICE Screen.
- We added a section to the User Administration Page. This allows the user to set up what information appears on the screen. It also presents a rough preview of what information would appear.
You can see an example of a Mobile ICE Screen on the right of this post.
We have just assisted OneLife iD with the launch of their new OneLife iD Card. This card is a combination of OneLife iD’s signature QR code, which links to a personal page on their website, and a traditional emergency contact/medical information card.
There have been several major components to the new product, which we have worked on in conjunction with Windmill Computing:
- We have added a custom product builder to the OneLife iD website, that allows users to see how the information they are entering will appear on their card.
- We have added an administrative utility that allows the details of cards to be downloaded.
- We have created a utility to generate the QR code images for the cards. This uses the card details download.
- We have created a vivID card project that contains the card design (front and back) and the associated database. The database is populated using the card details download.
The card printing itself is handled by Windmill Computing, who offer a bureau service to organisation that don’t see buying an ID card printer as economical based on their printing requirements.
We have recently developed some software used to encode Infineon SLE4442 contact smart cards as part of a large bureau job. Windmill Computing had taken on a customer that needed a means of printing and encoding hundreds of thousands of smart cards. The software we developed consists of two components:
- A converter program: This takes a file with the raw card data, and creates a file in a suitable format for importing into the card database.
- An encoding extension: This performs the steps required to encode the card. Firstly the card is moved to the coupler. Secondly the card is encode. Thirdly the card is moved out of the coupler so that it is ready to be printed.
The encoding extension is an extension DLL for Windmill Computing’s vivID Card software. This brings together the card design, database records and image files to manage the printing of the cards.