Launching the perfect cafe experience with one tap of a finger

Zing Application

Client info

Zing is a network of cafes on wheels that ​​offers a variety of products such as coffee, pastries, and more.

Challenges

As more people work from home, the concept of suburban living evolves with the times. Zing was determined to provide its customers with an unprecedented level of convenience using data and advanced algorithms.

With that goal in mind, the client decided to develop a mobile app that makes every customer experience a breeze.

  • Each feature was implemented irrespective of the solution as a whole. This happened due to the lack of a thorough approach towards the solution’s architecture;
  • It was impossible to locate a specific feature as a mixed bunch of tools and technologies were used on the project: a mix of both cloud/on-premise environments and languages (Python, Perl, SQL, and Bash);
  • The documentation was missing.

Scope of work

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Cross-platform mobile application development for iOS & Android platforms
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Manual QA services
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MVP and production development

Solution

The Akveo team integrated branded fleet management and goods ordering solutions into the application. Eventually, the client got a mobile application that allows:

  • Displaying the map with the nearest stops and cafe vehicles;
  • Ordering and paying for the coffee and related products;
  • Showing the latest order to collect from a vehicle;
  • Receiving smart push notifications that inform users about sales and rewards.
Zing Application

Technology Stack

The mobile application was built using React Native. That choice may be justified by the framework’s ability to enable quick development and excellent application performance. As a programming language, the team chose TypeScript for type safety. Finally, in order to reduce the amount of similar APIs, the team decided to use GraphQL based on AWS Amplify.

Pricing Model: Dedicated Team

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API

AWS Amplify via GraphQL

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CI/CD

Bitrise, Firebase App Distribution, and Test Flight

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Mobile Framework

React Native

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Animations

Lottie

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UI framework

UI Kitten

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Push Notifications

OneSignal

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Deep Links

Branch.io

Solution

As the short TTM was a necessity, our team managed to build a fully working app in less than two months. We know firsthand that flexibility in developing and delivering features is essential.

Having vast experience working with startups, we could decide what should be done first and what could be postponed for the final release.

Zing Application
Zing Application

Results

Time-to market took only 2 months.
The release of the MVP version of the application took place in October 2021.

As of 2021, Zing operates in the New Jersey area but has plans to expand countrywide. Our team is working on the project's second phase to improve the ordering process and introduce a rewards mechanism.

The Team

Currently, the team consists of 4 people:

1

Account Manager

2

Mobile Engineers

1

QA Engineer

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