We had previously developed a web-based ‘Transport for Buckinghamshire’ portal for Buckinghamshire Council for their counsellors and members use. This has been in place for a number of years and had already seen a facelift in its lifespan. Buckinghamshire Council then asked us if we could turn this into a mobile app also, and we were happy to oblige.
The first stage was to mock up a detailed prototype via Adobe XD. This showcased the complete user experience so the council new exactly how the app would look and function. Any fine tuning could be done to the prototype before even a single line of code was written.
Using specific app development tools, we were able to build both an iOS and Android front end from a single code base, therefore making this a much more efficient project than having to duplicate the code for both platforms. The App connected to the same data source as the web-based platform meaning content could be easily managed and maintained via the existing CMS.
Both iOS and Android Apps had to pass stringent testing by Apple and Google Play Store respectively.