Autura

Crafting a New Mobile Experience for Autura's Towing Solution

Autura offers services to help communities maintain safe and clear roadways. They connect law enforcement, towers, and vehicle owners, offer vehicle towing, an online marketplace for unclaimed vehicles, and provide data insights. Autura needed to extend its platform and provide new applications while allowing users to seamlessly migrate to these new apps.

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Challenge

In an era where mobile technology is at the forefront of innovation, our goal was to push the boundaries even further by building two native mobile applications that not only leverage the GPS and accelerometer hardware but also excel in precision and performance across multiple versions of Android and iOS. The stakes were high, as the applications’s success hinged on their ability to deliver seamless connectivity and unmatched accuracy, despite the known challenges of diverse device ecosystems and fluctuating network conditions.

The solution

Embracing the complexity of this challenge, we embarked on a strategic approach that involved the creation of two dedicated teams - each focused on harnessing the power of native development tools and languages to bring our vision to life. Our iOS team, armed with Swift, XCode Cloud, and TestFlight, crafted an application that redefines user experience with its sleek design and robust performance. Simultaneously, our Android team, utilizing Kotlin, Jetpack Compose, and Firebase, developed an application that not only meets but exceeds the expectations of precision and reliability.

A cornerstone of our strategy was the implementation of a migration plan designed to seamlessly transition users from the legacy application to our new, cutting-edge platform. This foresight ensured that our user base remained engaged and satisfied throughout the transition period.

Moreover, the integration of Firebase Crashlytics across both platforms marked a pivotal step in our development process. This tool became our eyes and ears in the field, enabling us to capture real-time feedback and quickly address any issues that arose, ensuring our applications performed flawlessly in diverse and challenging environments.

Results

Our team successfully addressed Autura’s challenge by creating two native applications—one for iOS and one for Android. Here are the key outcomes:

  • Seamless User Experience: We achieved a seamless user experience for the towing app by implementing new applications. Users could transition smoothly from the legacy app to the new app, ensuring quick onboarding.

  • Consistent Features, Unique Advantages: We ensured that both applications shared the same features, providing a consistent user experience across iOS and Android. Additionally, we leveraged each platform’s unique features to enhance functionality.

  • User Migration: Our focus on ease of migration benefited both new and existing users, simplifying the onboarding process.

Conclusion

The journey of developing this native mobile application was both exhilarating and enlightening. Not only did we successfully tackle the inherent challenges of precision and connectivity, but we also set a new standard for what is possible in mobile application development. Our dual-team approach allowed us to leverage the strengths of each platform, resulting in two applications that offer unparalleled performance and user experience.

Lessons Learned:

  • The importance of a tailored migration strategy cannot be overstated. It played a crucial role in maintaining user engagement and trust during the transition to our new application.
  • Real-time monitoring and feedback mechanisms, such as Firebase Crashlytics, are invaluable for maintaining the highest standards of application performance and reliability.
  • Collaboration and specialization within teams can significantly accelerate the development process and lead to innovative solutions that meet and exceed project goals.

This case study stands as a testament to the power of strategic planning, technical excellence, and a user-centric approach in overcoming complex challenges and delivering solutions that redefine the mobile experience.

Company

Autura

Industry

Automotive Management

Company Size

100+ employees

Website

autura.com

Technologies Used

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