Small Goldenseal Apps

Prep work continues on Goldenseal Pro.

Our long-term plan is to make Goldenseal more mobile: with company data that is accessible from anywhere, from any device.

Laptops can run the current Goldenseal, but phones or tablets use a much “lighter” operating system (Android or iOS).  They have less memory, slower speeds and smaller screens, so there is no way we could run the full Goldenseal on them.  Instead, we’ll need to have multiple small apps that each do just one thing: enter a purchase or employee hours, prepare a simple estimate, print out a customer bill.

We are seriously considering switching to the same approach for desktops and laptops, also.  Instead of running one Goldenseal app for everything, you’d double-click on one icon to enter employee hours, and then another one to write payroll.  It might take 20 or 30 of them to do everything that Goldenseal does now, but most people would only get a few of them.

On the plus side, it will look exactly the same on desktop or mobile. Easier for us to design, and easier for users to learn.

The biggest minus is that existing users may not like it, but we can always just keep the existing apps that do everything.

This is a bigger change of direction than we planned a year ago, so we’d appreciate any feedback that users may have to offer…

Dennis Kolva
Programming Director
Turtle Creek Software

Author: Dennis Kolva

Programming Director for Turtle Creek Software. Design & planning of accounting and estimating software.