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for all your building materials, timber and sheet


Linda Janssen
Sabrina Doornekamp
Jelmar van Voorst
Aishwarya Babu

Commissioner: STIHO


Stiho is a supplier of construction, wood and plate materials. Costumers of Stiho are construction companies active in building, renovation and the development of small new building projects. Craftsmanship and knowledge about product and application modes are disappearing rapidly in the Dutch construction industry. Ageing is the main reason for this development. The loss of knowledge and skills is already causing problems in maintaining the quality of project in this industry. The question is how these skills and knowledge can be preserved and circulated to future generations through digital storytelling? The target group that Stiho wants to reach consists of construction companies active in building, renovation and the development of small new building projects. The media application that has to be developed must make this knowledge accessible to craftsmen at the ‘Stiho-building square’ (together with the Giebels formula) and at building locations.

We’re hiring: app developer for android prototype

To build a working prototype of our app for STIHO, we are looking for an app developer!

Please read the details in this pdf:


We are looking for an app developer to produce a working prototype of an Android app that allows users to chat using voice, text, images and video. Development is in collaboration with a student team of the MediaLAB. The assignment is to develop a prototype, and there’s the possibility to develop further for Android as well as iOS in a later stage. The final prototype should be delivered by June 2013.


The assignment is to develop an integrated multimedia application to communicate/ send messages via voice, text, images and videos. Features that are additionally required are:

  • Implement tagging (keywords) and clustering or color-coding parts of a thread
  • 2 contact lists – 1 based on phonebook and 1 using people registered on the app
  • Create an archive to tag, save and store parts of conversationsSearching in the archive based on categories and tags(keywords)

Key responsibilities:

  • Develop the fully working BETA version (prototype) which may be developed further (also for iOS)
  • Create the front-end (UI) and back-end (for archiving, etc). The interaction design(.psd & .ai) and information structure will be designed by student team
  • Fully annotated code
  • Comprehensive documentation and archiving of the code (server or Github)
  • Close collaboration with the student team is required with negotiable hours in the MediaLAB (near Weesperplein).

Application deadline: 26th of april 2013

Please send a resume(with portfolio if available) and motivation letter to: Sabrina Doornekamp, s.doornekamp [at]

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