Category Archives: Marine

Commodity Inspections Application

I’ve been working on an application for inspecting Mississippi River cargo ships that hold agricultural commodities. I developed the app in Python on Google App Engine using the Django framework and used Bootstrap as the front-end framework. The project has been managed via a Kanboard on Zydeco’s website and all development costs have totaled less than $5,000.

Here are a few screenshots:

Main Vessel table

The main vessel table shows the status of ongoing jobs and was built via customizing an open-source plugin called Footable.

Job entry form

Entering job information is painless on desktop, tablet and mobile devices thanks to Bootstrap4’s responsive layout features.

Django administration

The use of the Django framework provides a pre-built administration portal that allows adding lists, users, and other items to the database in a simple manner. The use of the Django backend cut project costs for my client in half.