A fast-paced sector requires a fast-paced implementation team
The objective of the project was bold and ambitious: to revolutionise labour hire in the construction sector by bringing all aspects of the employment contract and operations to your mobile – work, orders, contracts, hour cards, addresses and contact persons. In the fast-paced construction industry, round-the-clock service is a fantastic benefit. Orders can be confirmed in just a few minutes, with no middlemen, and the men can be at the site in a matter of hours. Digia decided that a hybrid app was the best way to implement the application.
The project team consisted of an application architect and two senior developers from Digia, along with Ville Herva, a developer recently hired by Briko and one outsourced user interface designer. The project was implemented with the agile development model, which enables fast iterations and pivoting. The most important thing was to recognise that, if one idea does not work, it can be quickly exchanged for another.
The schedule was tight, but modern development tools enabled the rapid completion of the application. The app was built on React Native and AWS Lambda (Node.js), and the beta was ready for testing by Bolt’s customers by the end of the year. It was vital that the application would work flawlessly from the beginning, so it was tested and iterated by end users for three months before launch. In this way, we were able to make the application exactly as the customer wanted it.