Prototype is an Interactive Agency based in Dubai Media City specialized in designing and developing digital solutions. TECOM Investments, a member of Dubai Holding and the developer and operator of Dubai’s leading business parks, commissioned Prototype Interactive to develop two new apps.

Development time was reduced by 50%

Using the Telerik Platform allowed us to develop the app in half the usual time than it would using any other platform.”

Alexander Rauser

CEO @prototype_ae

Two Apps Designed Uniformly to Give a Better Cross-Platform User Experience

The first app, Tecom Direct helps visitors find businesses via the geo-location directory and acts as a portal for customers to pay for parking. The second app, Tecom Suggest, is a platform for Tecom business park customers to make suggestions to improve the infrastructure and buildings.


The team took a unified design approach with the ambition that the app would look the same across different operating systems. With this in mind, they found a common ground regarding the navigational experience of each app.

Four Weeks for Both iOS and Android

 

The apps needed to be delivered fast on multiple platforms and after extensive research, we selected to choose Telerik Platform for the task.“ Alexander Rauser, CEO @prototype_ae

Due to the tight deadline and the requirement to release the first app only after four weeks, we used an agile approach; we split functionality into sprints, held daily meetings and aimed to have workable releases every week. The initial sprints were challenging as sprints were short followed by one to two days of integration testing. The agile approach we used enabled us to build, test and publish the app within only four weeks on both iOS and Android.



Important features:

  • Maps Integration: Both apps use GEO-location and maps to provide location based information
  • Cross-platform HTML5: The apps are developed using HTML5, Telerik Platform and Kendo UI framework
  • Native Features: The app integrates with native features such as taking photos and push notifications.

View on public app stores:

TECOM Direct

TECOM Suggest



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About the Author

Ruslan Mursalzade

Ruslan Mursalzade (@RuslanML) is a techie who is passionate about all things design, technology, entrepreneurship, software, and electronics. Ruslan works for Telerik as a Product Marketing Manager based out of San Francisco Bay Area and strives to deliver game-changing products to customers.

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