The Project: A white label event app solution

The project was to produce a white label solution, which allows event organisers to get their own branded app for their event. It provides an easy-to-use app building admin panel for event managers and customisable applications for visitors.

Skills

React Native
Node.js
Angular
Urban Airship
Facebook API

Date

August, 2016

Client

Symposia

The Challenge.

Symposia approached us to create a mobile solution which would bring visiting events to a new level. It needed to be flexible enough to adapt it to every new corporate client (event organiser) and allow for the solution to adjust specifically for the event. In summary it needed to work effortlessly and be easily customisable for Symposia to make a reasonable version specific solution for every new client.

The Solution

Our team did what we do be best. We first, got the prototype of the design of the admin panel and application. The work was done iteratively to? (why). We then developed the app builder script, frontend part of the application and the admin panel.

This allowed the owner of the service to use the admin management panel to quickly create apps with a predefined template, which can be themed to a specific event quickly, easily and with minimal effort. Admin users can customise the font family, colours, app, event titles, logo, splash screens, background images, menu items list and order.

The event organiser easily received feedback on each lecture/performance of their event from attendees with the help of the app rating system and customisable surveys. It showcases their sponsors and partners as well, to get information from their analytics.

The mobile app was built with users being front of mind, allowing end users to make networking with other attendees easy using the app chat, to view sessions and event programs, exchange contact information and search and sort event sponsors and partners. In addition, users would get push notifications, view news and updates and activity feeds. It also allows users to make a schedule for upcoming events. The built app is also integrated with social networks and e-mail.

The admin panel compiles user application with the app builder working with Jenkins. Users of the admin panel don’t need to have any programming skills; the script performs all necessary actions on its own. When the application opens, it makes the request to the external CMS by API and received all the data related to the particular event in question. It’s then completely ready to be uploaded to the App store. The app was developed to ensure the complex script builds the application to take away the technical ‘know how’ and make it intuitive and easy for the user to produce.

The Result

Our client were able to provide branded versions of their product to event organisers without programming and support. They had a simple-to-use but powerful tool for app creation, which is not being used worldwide.

Lokomotiv continue to maintain and expand the service functionality, adding new features and upgrades to the existing application and admin panel. Thus making it both scalable and sustainable.

So What’s Next?

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