Added value from content creation
In the project, Digia was responsible for concept, user interface and visual design and the technical implementation of the service. The implementation was a fairly typical project, with a chief front-end developer, chief back-end developer and a UI designer.
In order to improve the user experience, the search was simplified as much as possible and all unnecessary components were cut. As a special feature, Digia implemented a Tinder-type like functionality, through which the service learns what type of offices the user prefers.
The most important tool was content creation. During the project, more than 100 landing pages were produced describing different office space needs. Digia also created a blog creating experience-oriented content around office space. All content is displayed through the Contentful service. The biggest technical change from the Kodisto application was the integration with the M-files system, serving as the source of all data.
The service was launched in mid-November 2016.
“The project taught us much about how efficient app development can be when you are able to make use of existing project frameworks and functionalities. This is especially true with regard to user interfaces. The basic framework for the office space search was implemented in just a couple of weeks”, says Project Manager Niklas Lahti.
Digia will continue the development and maintenance of Newsec’s applications. Various extra features will be added to the Toimitilahaku.fi application in 2017, such as an interactive brochure tool.