Case Study: Urbery
Urbery for Android is a fine example of porting an app to another platform within a short timespan – less than 3 weeks. This example was created for an eponymous service that delivers grocery and alcohol. A user makes online orders; immediately after that, a shopper (called Grocery Guru) purchases ordered items at selected stores and delivers them to the user's doorstep within 2 hours—or at any other time of the same day, convenient for the user.
BUILT FAST, BUILT WITH QUALITY
The product owner addressed us with the iOS version of the app at hand. Ours was the task of creating an application for Android that would be seamlessly integrated within the existing ecosystem of Urbery. We were provided with design materials of the iOS version, adjusted them for Android, and quickly launched the app into development.
Speed was the keyword from the beginning; but the importance of deadlines is not a reason to forget about quality. Frequent deliveries made sure that the app ran properly within the entire system. Moreover, we suggested and implemented several UI improvements for better user experience and prepared attractive graphical materials for the release.
• Registration & account management (email, Facebook, Twitter)
• Password reset
• Online orders and notes
• Items, subcategories, details
• Item substitution preference (Call/Text/Trust/Unspecified)
• Search and filters
• Payments with credit cards
• Black out days with disabled checkout (e.g. holidays)
• Java for Android
• Facebook SDK
• Twitter SDK
RESULTS AND ACHIEVEMENTS
Although we had no source code of the iOS version to back our efforts, we made a fully viable version that appeared on Google Play on time, and actually improved on the original app. The product owner was impressed with our ability to satisfy demands within strict deadlines and limited available materials, putting professional intuition and experience of our developers to effective practice. Everyone was very pleased with this endeavor, and our team would always be glad to return to this product, whenever it might be required.