Canine Application – MS Surface App for Government Officers to track their behavior


Our client, a US government contractor, faced challenges with their canine behavior evaluation process, burdened by time-consuming manual paperwork and reporting procedures. To streamline and optimize this crucial task, they sought a bespoke Microsoft Surface application.


The client, a prominent US government contractor responsible for canine behavior evaluation, approached App Maisters with a critical objective in mind. They sought to develop a comprehensive application that would revolutionize their canine behavior tracking process. The government required a streamlined solution to record and monitor canine interactions with specific odors, eliminating the burden of excessive paperwork and manual management. The primary goal was to empower evaluation officers with a user-friendly digital platform that efficiently captures behavioral data, enables quick data access, and provides comprehensive data summaries. By achieving this, the client aimed to equip their officers with the necessary tools to make well-informed decisions while maintaining an auditable database of canine test results and video recordings for reporting and compliance purposes.

App Solution

In response to the client’s need for efficient canine behavior evaluation, App Maisters proposed an innovative solution utilizing Microsoft Surface technology. The touch-based application empowered evaluation officers to seamlessly record canine responses and non-responses in a user-friendly Matrix, categorized as examined, good, and bad responses. The app facilitated easy transitions between evaluations, with comprehensive data reports available for each canine and handler, encompassing odors, targets, and non-targets. This data was downloadable and shareable via email, stored in a centralized repository for historical reporting and analysis. The implementation encompassed requirements gathering, user-friendly interface design, thorough testing, and deployment, resulting in an efficient and secure solution for streamlining canine behavior evaluations within a government context.


  • Matrix-Based Data Entry: Quick recording of canine responses using a categorized Matrix layout.
  • Seamless Progression: Smooth transition to the next evaluation after completion.
  • Comprehensive Reporting: Detailed reports for each canine, including odors and targets.
  • Downloadable Reports: Easy sharing of reports via email.
  • Centralized Data Repository: Secure storage for data analysis and historical reporting.
  • User-Friendly Interface: Intuitive design for easy adoption by evaluation officers.
  • Secure Data Management: Robust measures to protect sensitive data.

Tools & Technology

  • Programming Language: .NET
  • Data Base: SQL Lite For Offline
  • Supported on both SQL Server and MS Access
  • Universal windows platform


  • Streamlined Process: Digitization reduced paperwork and manual data entry, saving time and resources.
  • Enhanced Efficiency: Evaluation officers conducted more assessments in less time.
  • Improved Data Accuracy: Minimized errors in reports due to digital data entry.
  • Comprehensive Reporting: Detailed reports facilitated informed decision-making.
  • Historical Data Access: Centralized repository enabled data analysis and trend identification.
  • Auditing and Compliance: Easy access to digitized documentation ensured compliance.
  • Enhanced Security: Robust measures protected sensitive data.
  • Cost Savings: Reduced paper usage and administrative work led to cost savings.
  • Stakeholder Satisfaction: User-friendly design and rich reporting received positive feedback.
  • Scalability and Adaptability: The app was designed to accommodate future needs and changes.