February 2021 App Competition

hello all!!

we’re excited to announce our second app competition on Tulip Community!! submit your entry below for the chance to win up to 6 custom made Tulip desktop clocks you can share with your colleagues:

for the February app competition, submit your app (can be just an idea) that you believe other manufacturing facilities will benefit from using on their shop floor. the criteria is:

  • solves challenges many manufacturing facilities face
  • valuable returns, for example: time saved, defect reduction, etc.

submit a brief description of the app along with some screenshots if available of your app. entries are open from now until 2021-02-28T00:00:00Z, but enter soon to have a higher likelihood of winning as the post with the most likes will win the Tulip clocks.

we’re looking forward to seeing your submissions!!

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My super basic “Shipping Timer”.

It’s literally one step with multiple completion options that loop you back to the same step with every completion to keep the timer running instead of having to click begin every time.

It has a timer that counts down from 1:30 and gives you a warning sound at 0:30 and 0:00 to encourage shippers to pick up the pace a bit when they’re running behind.

It also has a running count of orders shipped by user within the app at all times pulled from my analytics.

We use this to track average shipments per hour/day/week by different shipping methods and by user.

It basically just eliminates some of the manual calculations we were having to do at the end of every day while also encouraging some friendly competition between our shippers to get the best average!

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This is a inspection app to record various types of inspections across site, mainly for preventative maintenance.
The user selects the type of inspection (electrical or mechanical) and it creates a list of questions dependent on the station.

They questions are dynamic and will vary per station both in what is asked and the number of questions. The app creates a inspection based of the template defined for the station and moves through the question numbers until it reaches a question number higher that the count of the questions, it then moves to a summary screen to save.

We have 15 different types of inspection and this approach allows us to just have one app rather than 15 different ones with fixed questions.

The users have the options of Pass, P1 fail (stop the machine) or P2 (can be fixed later), should a P1 or P2 be selected a maintenance ticket needs to be entered before saving.

It ensures that the right inspections are done on the right stations and automates the data collection for audits.


@Adam.Fletcher welcome to the Tulip Community and thanks for posting your app!!

very interesting to read the description, I really like how it’s designed to minimize the number of apps required to perform the inspections. good luck in the competition!!


Just as Idea, one of my colleague asked us , if with tulip we are able to create an production systems supervisor.
So, we add on it some workflows about :

production order, bill of component, production order, Workcenter master data managing

With few analytics around workload on workcenter, production order planning…

And of course, with an end user interface to declare production order advancement.
[production systems supervisor)


Hi guys,
it is a quality control application of one of our products and which can be set up for any type of production, it is enough just to make some modifications on a few steps (it depends on the needs of the users and products to control).

The strong points of this application is that it uses all the devices available in the Tulip factory kit. in fact, the user, with the help of production orders, to create in Tulip tables or even by using an ERP, will be able to enter a work order number to control. And then he just has to follow the video and image instructions included in the app.

So, using the connected scale and the connected caliper, he will be able to control the products and say whether they are compliant or not. And then, using the light kit, he will be able to know which cover to put on the product (red to say compliant and green to say non-compliant). I also added the detection sensor to detect the grip of the operator’s cover: that is to say, if the operator presses the next button while the sensor has not detected a presence, then the The application displays a message to say that the cover has not been taken.

In addition to that, I light the verrine installed on the assembly to say that it’s good or not good. Once the test is finished (the operator presses on terminate), we record all the control data in a Tulip table with the number of compliant and non-compliant products and the work order number to be able to carry out traceability.

Attached some photos of the process.


congratulations to @Ryne on winning the February app competition with the awesome Shipping Timer app!! great seeing simple single step apps generating improvements.

the next app competition has just been set live and has a particularly exciting award for March, a Tulip Edge MC!! we’re looking forward to seeing your submissions.

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