Development of cross platform mobile app for goods self-scanning and checkout

Development of cross platform mobile app for goods self-scanning and checkout
Project overview
The mobile application of the client is available for iOS and Android devices. It is intended for simplifying purchase processes at the supermarkets through self-scanning of products and an option for mobile payments at the POS. Initial application was written in Xamarin Native - Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS. Chudovo team helped the client to improve the existing software product and implement business critical features for further growth.

Development of cross platform mobile app for goods self-scanning and checkout

Development of cross platform mobile app for goods self-scanning and checkout
Client
German start-up company from Hamburg that is mainly focused on the digitalisation of purchase processes in the supermarkets. Firm has its own self-scanning/checkout mobile solution and it is already used in the supermarket chains like Edeka.
Key Features
  • The customers’ mobile application continued gaining popularity in the market
  • New features will allow expanding of customer base among new retail niches
Project Facts
Technologies: Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS
Industry: Fintech
Project Duration: 70 Man-days
Team: Senior Xamarin software engineer
Project overview
The mobile application of the client is available for iOS and Android devices. It is intended for simplifying purchase processes at the supermarkets through self-scanning of products and an option for mobile payments at the POS. Initial application was written in Xamarin Native - Xamarin.Android and Xamarin.iOS. Chudovo team helped the client to improve the existing software product and implement business critical features for further growth.

Business Challenge

The customer's application after launch has found its place in the German market and the start-up was able to attract some supermarket chains to use their solution in the stores. In order to continue company growth and involve other firms for cooperation, it was necessary to add additional functionality to the existing solution, to expand the capabilities of the application as well as to make it more user-friendly. Delivery time and quality of work were extremely important for the customer because he wanted to update the existing application to the newer version with additional features quickly and efficiently. The customer had a plan to expand the field of activity and promote his mobile solution not only for the supermarkets but also for any businesses that have a physical checkout to make them more digital.

Our Solution

Barcode scanning application is easy to use. How does actually the customer’s mobile checkout software work:

  • User downloads an application
  • During the registration user selects the payment method
  • In the supermarket the person connects to WLAN and the process can be started
  • The store visitor scans the barcodes of the goods he wants to buy
  • All the goods are displayed in the application with their relevant price
  • As soon as the user makes a payment via the application (SEPA or credit card) he receives a special barcode
  • Received barcode is scanned on the FastLane, the barrier is opened and the person may leave the supermarket with the purchases

Chudovo team has joined the Xamarin app development process and took over following tasks:

  • New features implementation
  • Code refactoring
  • Localization
  • Permissions (user roles)
  • Creation of unit tests

Business Impact

Mobile application has already found the recognition in the market and proved that such software is very needed in the times of digitalization when everything goes online and physical interaction in all business areas is minimized. In nowadays online world the customer will be able to attract even more clients, expand his influence and strengthen the market position. By providing an updated system the customer got a possibility to increase market share and gain new clients. The customer was able to achieve set goals and attract new companies to use mobile checkout solution in their business. Among new partners are not only grocery stores, there are also shops of appliances and household chemicals.

Client
German start-up company from Hamburg that is mainly focused on the digitalisation of purchase processes in the supermarkets. Firm has its own self-scanning/checkout mobile solution and it is already used in the supermarket chains like Edeka.
Key Features
  • The customers’ mobile application continued gaining popularity in the market
  • New features will allow expanding of customer base among new retail niches
Project Facts
Technologies: Xamarin.Android, Xamarin.iOS
Industry: Fintech
Project Duration: 70 Man-days
Team: Senior Xamarin software engineer
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