Project Siena enables business experts to capture their expertise and deliver apps that help colleagues and customers make great decisions and complete tasks.
Today, we are sharing three examples of such “expert apps” – ranging from the simple to very sophisticated.
Health Cost Calculator
Let’s start with a simple health insurance app for use by prospective customers. Customers see explanatory videos, and as they are watching, they can do what-ifs to understand the financial impact of various illnesses. There is custom logic behind the what-ifs to help them decide what coverage level to look for in a policy.
Watch this video to see how this Health Cost Calculator app was built.
This app helps facilities personnel survey a site and estimate the work needed. An inspector can take photos of key spaces and assets and tag them to describe what needs to be done. Then, a cost estimation model based on best practices kicks in — but the inspector can tweak any estimate based on local knowledge, e.g. if there is an obstruction making a space particularly hard to access.
Watch this video to see this Site Survey app in action.
Lastly, an app built by a Bridge expert to teach novices some bridge hand and contract evaluation techniques. Now, if you play bridge, you know this involves particularly intricate rules and calculations – but Siena is expressive enough for the author to capture even this rarified expertise. Caution: this is a large app, opening it can take 30 seconds or more (future releases of Project Siena will optimize this).
Watch this video to see this Bridge Tutor app in action.
Your Own Expert Apps
These are just a few examples of Siena’s expressivity. All the rules, conditions, dependencies, formulas and calculations needed to make high value decisions and complete important tasks. All created without any coding. And delivered within a visual, media-rich experience designed for continuous response to continuous touch.
Now, imagine a whole spectrum of expert apps of your own!
Vijay Mital, General Manager, Project Siena