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Android app for paper industry professional contacts
Android AppAndroid App
Paper IndustryPaper Industry
Professional ContactsProfessional Contacts
D K Singhal
We need various contacts time to time,
for our specific requirements.
The contacts required may be from paper
mills, chemical suppliers, machinerymills, chemical suppliers, machinery
manufacturers, paper dealers, etc.
To fulfill the requirement of paper
professionals, some trade associations
regularly publish directories.
Often, when you need some contact, you
need to search for the trade directory
Alternatively, we search on internet to
get the contact details of relevantget the contact details of relevant
Yet, saving all the industry contacts in
your phonebook is not a good idea. You
cannot afford to make your phonebook
Obviously, nobody wants to flood
phonebook with a lot of contacts, but
when you need a contact you also don’t
want to waste time in searching thewant to waste time in searching the
I suggest development of a mobile app for
meeting this purpose.
With the proposed app, one can get
relevant details very quickly.
App StructureApp Structure
The app structure is a branched one.At the
home screen you see app heading (App
developer may like to have some other
“Paper Industry Professional
Index ScreenIndex Screen
On clicking the home screen, user gets a
view of index, in the format of several
Inside SectionInside Section
In each section, the user gets the list of
When you click a company, you get a listWhen you click a company, you get a list
◦ About Us
◦ Contact Details (Address, website, logo etc.)
In this section, you get a representative
list sorted by name.
In the list, the name appears in bold, while
designation is in smaller font.designation is in smaller font.
Clicking the representative list takes you
to the representative screen.
An individual appears in the same way as
a representative in a company.
However, in place of designation (as in
company representative), individual maycompany representative), individual may
give his nickname, or some other
indicative word/phrase e.g.“papermaker”.
Clicking individual’s name directs to his
Individual Screen PageIndividual Screen Page
This page contains a small (2-5kB) image
of individual (optional), a description
within 50 words, his email id, mobile no.,
and option to save his contact details inand option to save his contact details in
In premium version, the user can directly
dial the individual by clicking on the
button, similarly, emails can be sent, or the
contact may be saved in phonebook.
We should respect users privacy. So, only
the contacts which are openly available
over the internet or in freely available
directories will be loaded in this app.directories will be loaded in this app.
This app shall be updated every 3-6
This app could be provided to industry
professionals either free or at a nominal
charge from Google Playstore etc.
Alternatively, developer may considerAlternatively, developer may consider
user listing on a payment basis (say Rs.100
or so per individual/company).
If desired, first few contacts may be free,
and afterwards, addition of new members
The app can be developed by any good
If developer finds this app good for his
business, similar apps on other industrybusiness, similar apps on other industry
segments can be launched.
Steel, healthcare, cement, textile,
chemicals, universities… there could be
many segments who might need similar
If such an app is readily available, would
you not like to install in your
If you feel such an app would be useful, please do
forward this presentation to any mobile app developer
D K Singhal
About the Author:
Born in 1968, D K Singhal is B.E., M.E. (Pulp & Paper, 1993) from Deptt. of Paper
Technology, University of Roorkee (now IIT, Roorkee). He is a Certified Energy
Auditor and Chartered Engineer also.
With nearly 7 dozen publications, he has emphasized on development of low cost
technologies and management practices for quality and profitability improvement.
With publications on slideshare.net, energymanagertraining.com and
paperonweb.com, he has been constantly contributing to IPPTA (Indian Pulp &
PaperTechnical Association). He is also serving IPPTA as a member of Editorial
An initiative by D K Singhal, a cyber campaign initiated against unjustified targeting
of paper industry by “Idea” mobile, in their “Sirjee” advertisement campaign, after
which this advertisement was taken off air.
He also moderated aYahoo group,“PaperTechnology” with nearly 360 members
from India and abroad to discuss problems related to pulp & paper making for five
He can be contacted at email@example.com