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Founded in 1946, Travel and Transport is a leading global travel management company who manages the travel requirements of some of the largest Fortune 500 companies throughout the world. To simplify complex travel itineraries, Travel and Transport provides corporate customers with a mobile application to book trips and access airfare, hotels, rental cars, and train schedules. A user’s entire travel itinerary is displayed in the app and stored locally on the device, providing Travel and Transport customers real-time access.
The company’s first mobile travel application was created by Travel and Transport’s internal developers over a decade ago and supported the Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Windows operating systems. Over the years, BlackBerry and mobile Windows use declined among corporate travelers. According to user analytics, approximately 85% of travel customers were using iPhones, and the other 15% were using Android devices. With this knowledge, Travel and Transport made a decision to focus on the iOS and Android operating systems.
Travel and Transport engaged with Propelics to implement a newly designed user interface/user experience (UI/UX) that Travel and Transport had constructed. Propelics’ role in this partnership was to implement efficient code to support the modernized UI/UX.
In addition, Travel and Transport understood the need to write and maintain a single code base and still deliver the apps to customers on both iOS and Android-based devices. Again, Propelics expertise provided Travel and Transport best practices around mobile architecture and UI/UX design to enable the migration from their native platforms to Xamarin’s MADP.
“We looked at several companies who each recommended different code bases, but Propelics’ expertise both in UI/UX and platform experience made the most sense for us,” said Mike Kubasik, Executive Vice President, and CIO, Travel and Transport.
Propelics and Travel and Transport worked as an integrated team to create a roadmap and approach to migrate onto Xamarin. Using Agile project management methodology, the combined Propelics/Travel
and Transport IT teams:
The net result: a new, and dramatically improved, Dash Mobile app for iOS and Android.
“Although we were already in production, our development time was cut down once our developer had the Propelics code base. Propelics also fell seamlessly into our dev cadence through an Agile process. We now have a single code base to enhance Dash Mobile at a much quicker pace,” said Alex Carias, Senior Product Manager.
- Alex Carias, Senior, Product Manager, Travel and Transport
Propelics approached the mobile app development project in a very focused, practiced and intentional manner—pulling cross-functional teams together to facilitate a fast-moving, highly effective process. Throughout the project, Propelics demonstrated a strategic method that began with a proof-of-concept, development, and execution in an updated Dash Mobile application.
Travel and Transport wanted to get the updated Dash Mobile app into users’ hands as quickly as possible and partnering with a company that has the same cultural appreciation for the client, simplified the process. We always prefer true development partners over project overseers. Propelics definitely met this critical need with their mobile app development expertise,”
— Mike Kubasik, CIO, Travel and Transport