CH Car (http://www.chcar.ch)
In Switzerland, it is by law allowed to check the address behind someone’s car number plate. Each canton (=province) has developed its own system for this. Most of the cantons allow a direct lookup via internet (although some with registration, captcha or ip-capping), only a few allow access via phone, sms, e-mail or regular post.
There is already an iphone application existing (called plaqueVS) which makes it possible to search for carownerdata of carowners in the province of Valais (VS) only. However, this application (see screenshots) is really basic, and as there are 25 other provinces in Switzerland, not very appealing to too many users.
An iphone-application (paidversion, with free “teaser” version) which allows the iphone-user to select the canton (Vaud, Geneve, Zurich, Berner Oberland etc.) and type in the platenumber (only digits, max. 6).
Based on this data, the application shows the name, address and cityname and phonenumber.
The user should get some additional options like:
* displaying the address on google maps (within the appliction if possible)
* a “forward” button which can forward the data per email
* a “call me” button to call the car-owner
If a website (like from kanton Zurich), requires a captcha-fill in, the application will display the captcha as well, so the iphone-user can fill in the captcha-data as well.
app.store in switzerland, germany, france, italy, uk and netherlands.
Design of the application, bootup screen, and icon.
Specs for icons and bootupscreen:
splash screen - 320x460 - portrait orientation
- app icon - 512x512 square image. No need to round corners
It will be then scaled to 57x57.
512x512 version of the icon is needed during submission to iTunes.
I have uploaded additional to help you to design the application itself on http://www.j3trust.com/iphone/ :
* My sketched GUI for this application (application itself is now being built and ready in 1-2 weeks)
* Screenshots from a competitive existing similar application (this one only supports one "province")
* Screenshots from a competitive second existing application (this one is designed very poorly, but shows you how he dealt with the captcha)