Sunday, July 27, 2008

Quick Quest CE - Coming Soon

I am excited about Quick Quest: Compact Edition. The preview release of the next version of the Quick Quest is getting ready. is updated with new Quick Quest Ad Page. The next version of Quick Quest will be ‘the generic software for automation of question paper generation processes’. Hence the tag, “Single software for all education institutes in this world!”

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

What do you think?

An attempt to gather your opinion about through a shortest survey setup hosted here. I bet it will not take more than 30 seconds, please help us improving our site.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Quick Quest - The Old and The New

Nothing is completely decided and I am trying out some new UI design for Quick Quest Compact Edition. I thought of posting old (Screen Shot 1) and new (Screen Shot 2) Quick Quest screens which gives you glimpse of application windows as well as the comparison.

Below images are demonstrating same functional screens in Quick Quest (old & new) and you can see the effort towards making user experience better in new edition. In old Quick Quest, Question paper pattern creation screens required some training and I believe in the new edition, need for training is little reduced.

Your comments and thoughts are very much valuable and appreciated if you get little time to express those here.

Screen Shot 1 (Old Quick Quest)

Screen Shot 2 (New Quick Quest)

Friday, July 4, 2008

Quick Quest CE: An Update

As per the previous post on Quick Quest, by this time Quick Quest – Compact Edition should have been released. I was driven by my vision of SrushtiSoft products for not to strictly follow up on the planned dates (at least for now). During the revisit of Quick Quest, I realized that many aspects need fresh thoughts and entirely a new approach to deal Quick Quest users need. I self initiated Quick Quest – Compact Edition assignment with a thought of ‘as is’ migration of Visual Basic 6.0 code base to Visual Basic.Net taking the help of migration wizard offered by Microsoft Dot Net IDE. I am sure that this could have worked quickly and would not have introduced any delays in the release of Quick Quest – Compact Edition. However my emphasis is more on delivering more stable and scalable product and never mind if I miss planned schedules. As a result, I am now having a brand new Quick Quest built from scratch which is highly scalable, stable and more user friendly than before.

Quick Quest can be broadly viewed through 3 functional parts.
1. Institution/Study setup
2. Question Bank creation and management
3. Question Paper Generation.

Currently I have finished 1 and 2 function areas. Functional part 3 is under construction. Quick Quest – Professional was built when I was undergoing my graduation and I had not taken much care on the architecture front. I am hoping new version has many neat things are in place.