Every year, our company hosts a simple bingo game for all office employees. This is the time of the year where Christmas is approaching as a way of appreciation for the hard work and dedications. This comes with simple foods, wines and prizes. It’s my first year with the company and first celebration with them so I thought why not make it extra special. My manager and I came up with the idea of having a navigational digital bingo. The concept is simple, you click the called number to highlight and disable so it will not be used again. It is a simple application that is helpful for someone with low sense of hearing, the interface is displayed on a two 42 inches TV monitor for all employees to see using HDMI connector.
So, you might be wondering what programming language I used to create the application. Well, if you are familiar with the VBA in excel you will have the idea how the application would look like from the beginning. For programmer readers, you might smirk and ask why would I use VBA? Yes, VBA is outdated and unsecured application but you might agree with me as well that the application was created for fun and will not be used for daily business process. Moving on, my manager asked me to do something that will help run the activity smoothly and fun as well.
I was asked to create the application a day before the program. Due to lack of time and VBA for me was easiest language so I personally chose it. It was something I learned during my college days and created few personal applications out of it. I could’ve used other language like VB.Net, Java etc but still I went for VBA. So overall, the activity went smoothly, I even won a raffle prize which I consider reward for creating the application (self lifting time haha). I will show a snap chat of the application which will be included on this blog. Now, you must be wondering why I’m sharing this and some of you are probably not interested at all. I am a fan of innovation and always wanted to find ways on making things easier and organized. By creating these kind of applications, I am able to simplify my tasks and automate things automatically.
By applying technology in useful ways, we make things simple and easy while being creative at the same time. I will be posting a series a blog for other applications I have created and possibly will be created in the future.
You click one of the numbers and it highlight it and will list them on the right side as well.
Clicking Delete button will remove and restore the number in no time.
Number 73 has been restored 🙂
Clicking Refresh is will remove all colored number refreshes the application for a new start.
I think that the more simple your interface the friendlier it become to your end user. As long as it has all the required functionalities and they work well.
Here is a snap chat of the code – As you might have noticed, the application is more on static due to the numbering and separate functions of each button. Lots of coding involves! 🙂
That’s all for today! I hope you enjoyed reading. If you have one you want to share or any questions you want to ask, let me know in the comment section or email me using the email address indicated in the contacts.