HandyDeck, Pedestal estimator


The HandyDeck, Pedestal Estimator web application is used by HandyDeck customers to plan and calculate the quantity of products required for the installation of elevated deck using pedestals provided by the company.

The architect or contractor draws the area where the elevated deck will be installed, tracing the lines through the measurements or with the help of an image, informing the height at different points and the application calculates the types of pedestal supports, quantities and where they should be installed. The person can then print or download a PDF report with all the project data and list of products they will need.

Lacy (Loovus developer) did a fantastic job in creating the software we wanted and went well beyond our original specifications. He understood our requirements perfectly and was able to add enhancements to the software that we hadn’t thought of or didn’t even know were possible. With his excellent communication, absolute dedication to the task and amazing programming skills I wholeheartedly recommend Lacy for software development projects. I only wish we could think of more tasks to give to him!– Malcolm, HandyDeck

(Review by HandyDeck on Freelancer.com: https://www.freelancer.com/u/lacylimaamorim )


Client: HandyDeck (Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA)

Address: https://www.handydeck.com/pedestal_estimator (note: you need to register to access the application)

Objective: Estimate the amount of each pedestal support type needed for an elevated deck project.

Main challenge: Create a process as simple as possible for the insertion of the information and obtaining the results, automating to the maximum the necessary mathematical calculations.

Language: English

Front-End: The application was developed in JavaScript language and with the use of HTML and CSS languages ​​for design assembly. The design is responsive, it adjusts to the size of the device where it is being viewed. The final report, with generated drawings and product list, can be sent directly to the printer or exported in PDF format.

Back-End: Projects created can be saved to the designer account, which accesses the application using a login system. There is also a Control Panel where the HandyDeck staff can update the technical data of the products, change various configurations and monitor the use of the application by its customers. The back-end was developed using the PHP language, MySQL database and the AJAX method for dynamic and fast communication with the front end.

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