AutonoMe and CookiesHQ have been hard at work on a new version of the AutonoMe app – now available to download from the App Store and Google Play.
AutonoMe is a Bristol-based tech startup that helps people with learning disabilities complete tasks around the home. Users scan QR codes with their phones to access videos that show them how to complete everyday tasks like hoovering or cooking a meal.
We partnered with AutonoMe last year to create a full-featured version of their first app, and we’ve happily watched the startup go from strength to strength.
When we interviewed founder William Britton last year, he told us he planned to make continuous improvements to the app based on user feedback – ‘We look at how people are using the system, what they’re struggling with and what they’re hoping to get out of it – and make adjustments as we go along.’
Expanding upon the initial idea, version two has more content, a better video player, QR login, notification and search facilities and improved security.
We added a scoring system, so the user can self-assess how much assistance they needed with each video. This will be displayed to the user after each video is viewed, giving them the choice of three levels of support. AutonoMe can then use this data to track the user’s progress over time and make further improvements.
Version two also has a tiled layout that’s easier to navigate and responds to the user’s needs – all designed to make it as easy as possible for a disabled person to lead an independent life.
We couldn’t be more pleased with the result!