I'm looking for a developer to make a prototype app for the iPhone. This app is for internal use to test a hypothesis and we don't know if it is feasible or not. We are a group of scientists that are trying to make our work flow easier. This is only for a prototype and does not need to be pretty- just functional.
What the app must do: 1) Take a picture. (see attached image 'gel1-8bit') The user will take a picture of their experiment and it will look something like gel1.
2) Identify the gel lanes. If you look at the workflow image, this is what it should do- it should identify each lane and be able to number them. For the prototype, I would like the lanes outlined and numbered, if possible. I would like an option to save the modified image. (3) Quantify the lanes. The pixel intensity in the entire line should be added together for a total sum in the box. See workflow for the example. (4) It would be nice to have a background subtraction ability built-in. I don't know how to do this.
I doubt you'll get the same values in your program as are shown in the sample. That's ok.
Remember, this is just a prototype and will not need to be pretty- just functional. Default boxes are ok, don't worry about fonts or formatting. Focus on the functionality.
I know how to use xcode and I hope that you'll do this in xcode (although not required). In the perfect world, you'll send me an xcodeproj with a folder of source code files that I can compile in xcode and push to our scientist's phone for testing. If you would like to use another IDE, that's fine, but I will need you to help get the prototypes on the iphone.