Established in 2010, Jojo Mobile specializes in innovative applications for mobile devices. Its employees are skilled mobile Metro user interface (UI) designers who know how to use the full potential of the Metro style and the Windows Phone 7 platform. Even with the skills that Jojo Mobile developers offer, success is an ongoing challenge because the competition in the mobile application market is extensive. The apps must provide the quality and innovation that makes them stand out among the thousands of others available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. At the same time, applications must be developed as quickly as possible to provide a fast return on investment.
TELERIK HELPS IMPROVE LIVES WITH APPS
Windows Phone Controls speed development of enlightening mobile apps
Highly-responsive, graphically-appealing applications for
mobile devices can bring in big profits. But the first company in Poland to
create solutions for the Windows Phone 7 Series was looking for an even greater
return. Jojo Mobile strives to create applications that offer users
extraordinary benefits in multiple aspects of life, including entertainment,
work, and education.
Established in 2010, Jojo Mobile specializes in
innovative applications for mobile devices. Its employees are skilled mobile Metro user interface (UI) designers who know how to
use the full potential of the Metro style
and the Windows Phone 7 platform. The company offers its user interface creation
and visualization services to businesses and developers that wish to create
graphical applications that win the hearts and minds of users.
Even with the skills that Jojo Mobile
developers offer, success is an ongoing challenge because the competition in
the mobile application market is extensive. The apps must provide the quality
and innovation that makes them stand
out among the thousands of others available in the Windows Phone Marketplace. At
the same time, applications must be developed as quickly as possible to provide
a fast return on investment.
The average person may have no clear understanding of
acceptable noise levels, but there is no doubt that excessive noise can reduce
productivity and impair health. Jojo
Mobile believes that a great way to avoid harmful noise is to understand the
sound levels in the ambient environment, and that understanding begins with
measurements. To create a stand-out mobile application for measuring sound, the
application had to combine functionality with attractive and easy-to-read
“We had to transform the value of the noise level in a way that was fun,
intuitive and understandable to the user,” said Hanna Zaborska, Marketing
Specialist for Jojo Mobile.
With that goal, the
idea for Decibel Meter was born. Decibel Meter is a smartphone application that
measures sound levels and displays the results using a graphical interface. Users
can view the average value, the index values, and an audiophiles band. Decibel
Meter users range from young people curious about sound levels to professionals
who work in loud settings such as construction and are concerned about the
safety aspects of a loud environment.
To develop the
application quickly and provide the outstanding graphic interface needed to attract
customers, Jojo Mobile turned to Telerik RadControls for Windows Phone. The
Telerik Windows Phone suite provides a unique array of controls and
capabilities that speed Windows Phone application development.
Jojo Mobile used the
Windows Phone Chart control to show a real-time sound level chart and to show the level of the average spectrum of noise with
an arrow. Jojo Mobile also used Windows Phone Gauge, modified to match the
color appearance of the Decibel Meter application. The Windows Phone Gauge supplemented
the graphical depiction of noise levels with numerical information to give
users an added-value display.
Jojo Mobile selected
Telerik controls to save the time of coding the display that the designers
visualized. Developers estimated that using the Telerik controls reduced
programming time from 20 days to 4 hours.
strategy clearly paid off. Decibel Meter is an extremely popular application
that has been downloaded more than 60,000 times. “From the time the
application was released for the Metro interface in 2011, it has stayed within
the top ten applications in many countries,” said Zaborska.
“That’s the sign of success!”
Wine and Knowledge
Ordering a great wine for tomorrow night’s dinner party is
now easier than ever, thanks to a new application developed by Jojo Mobile. The
Winezja.pl application for Windows Phone can help you not only select, order,
and receive your wine shipment within 24 hours, but regale your guests with a history of its origin and information about its
essence. You’ll not only be the king of your castle, but the sommelier as well.
Customers can search
the extensive Winezja database by categories such as color, taste, and region,
and select wines ranging from a few Euro to several thousand Euro. After placing
an order, the customer receives a newsletter via e-mail that describes
interesting aspects of the wine.
Because part of the
charm of the site is making exclusive product information and knowledge
available to all, Jojo Mobile knew that the user interface had to be simple,
intuitive, and fun. To quickly create the quality of user interface that they
needed, Jojo Mobile looked to Telerik Controls for Windows Phone.
important aspect of the development was the speed of the Telerik controls.
Standard controls provided by Microsoft have been slower, which negatively
affected the user experience,” said Zaborska.
Using Telerik Controls, Jojo
Mobile was able to graphically present a wide range of wines along with accurate
descriptions that supported a quick buying decision—all in a high-performance
mobile application. Jojo Mobile used several Telerik controls in the Winezja
Calendar: The Calendar control provides a graphical display that helps track
shipping status. Custom coding let Jojo Mobile select the colors of the days on
which delivery could be implemented. An icon shows the date of order and the
date of delivery.
DatePicker and TimePicker: Jojo Mobile
used these controls to allow the user to select the delivery date and time.
Transition Control: This control transitions between the
different parties using the application.
MessageBox: Helps generating information from the app to the users.
has 20 users testing the business processes. Rollout of the application is
planned for the first quarter of 2012.
Coloring by Phone
Children commonly ask to play with their parent’s mobile
phones, so it makes sense to provide applications that are fun, educational,
Coloring Book from Jojo Mobile is a coloring application for
Windows Phone, available at http://www.windowsphone.com/en-us/apps/af300004-3640-e011-854c-00237de2db9e.
It offers a simple interface that allows users to create artwork that can be saved or shared through Facebook.
A wide selection of images to color are divided into categories for easy
access. Users can also attach music to
each picture to increase the fun.
application was designed with children’s needs in mind. “We wanted to
create an intuitive interface that was very easy for children to use. We knew
that children’s creations are very important to them, so we wanted to provide
options for saving and sharing their work,” said Zaborska.
electronic coloring application offers many advantages. It eliminates the need
to carry crayons and paper, messy hands, and the potential for decorating walls
or other inappropriate canvases while on the go. Best of all, it’s completely
portable and always available, whether a parent is grocery shopping or waiting
for a doctor’s appointment.
Jojo Mobile created
Coloring Book using the Telerik Transition Control and Wrap Panel controls for
Windows Phone. The Transition Control is used to move between screens, while
the Wrap Panel helped embed thumbnails of all the images that users can color.
Since Coloring Book
was introduced in 2010, it has been downloaded more than 4500 times and is one
of the top coloring book choices
in the US in the Games/Family category of the Windows Phone Marketplace.
Speeding Toward Success
The diverse inhabitants of the Windows Phone user community
share a common desire for fast, responsive applications and innovative
graphical interfaces that are both aesthetic and functional. By taking
advantage of Telerik Controls, Jojo Mobile has found a way to tap into the
global desires of Windows Phone users.
“Telerik controls are the
only products that allow us to satisfy user expectations in this area,” said Zaborska. “The controls are very fast and very easy
to use. And most important, they are easy to adapt to our specific requirements.
You can see that they are created by professionals who understand the needs of
With hundreds of new
applications introduced on the Windows Phone Marketplace every day, Telerik
Controls give Jojo Mobile the strong competitive advantage it needs for
long-term success. “The extensive functionality of Telerik Controls combined
with the work of our designers has given us amazing results,” said Zaborska. “It creates a synergy that makes our applications stand out among thousands of
others on the Marketplace. In our business, popularity is critical to profitability.
Telerik Controls help us achieve both.”