Mobile app for corporate meal allowance

Mobile app for corporate meal allowance

A leading global corporate electronic card operator approached Itransition for the development of a mobile app to provide cardholders with on-the-go access to the card balance and restaurants’ search capabilities.

Case study

Mobile app for corporate meal allowance

Problem

Customer

Our customer is a leading operator of corporate electronic cards, supporting SMEs and large corporations in their employee meal allowance programs throughout Russia. With the electronic cards provided by the Customer, employees can enjoy the meal in the restaurants of the partner network at reduced price or for free. In addition to this service, the customer planned to launch a mobile application providing cardholders with instant access to their card information and location-based restaurants search.

Following the reference of one of our long-term partners, the company delegated mobile application development to Itransition – an outstanding software development company with solid mobile development experience.

Solution

Itransition’s team developed an easy-to-use mobile application run on iOS and Android that serves a personal information area for the customer’s corporate clients. Upon logging in, employees can view the relevant card information, including:

  • The overall card balance and the accessible limit;
  • The history of transactions;
  • The closest cafés of the partner network;
  • Average restaurants’ bills.

Thanks to the integration with Google Maps, end users can search the restaurants directly on the map, clock on them to view restaurant details. 

To facilitate interactivity, our team implemented a feedback form, for users to share their dining experience online.

In 3 months, Itransition’s team delivered a mobile application that offers the convenience of providing employees with meal allowance on a card platform. Currently offered at Play Market and iTunes, the solution is a personal information center, enabling employees covered by loyalty programs to track their cards’ balance and find the nearest and most suitable in terms of price place to dine. The customer was satisfied with Itransition’s pro-active thinking, problem solving skills and excellent expertise in mobile development.

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Process

The customer outsourced application development and testing only, while still negotiating on the UI design. After thorough analysis of the provided documentation, our team discovered, that some design patterns didn’t correspond to the business logic of the application. We made the necessary design changes, taking into consideration both the customer’s mockups and usability requirements, and started development.

As long as the API was implemented by another vendor, Itransition faced certain challenges during the development of the integrational part. Despite the fact that communication with the vendor was impossible, our team investigated the API’s capabilities and performed integration with Google Maps API successfully.

During the project, the development team maintained continuous communication with the customer keeping them aware of the development progress.

Quality assurance

An independent QA team was engaged to ensure the solution corresponded to the functional, performance, compatibility and security requirements. Qualified QA engineers performed a complete functionality test on the most popular mobile devices, including:

  • Positive and negative checks;
  • Functions interaction testing;
  • Localization testing;
  • Usability testing.

Operation in mobile environment: connectivity, breakups, 3rd party notifications and application lifecycle testing.

To ensure the application will be adopted by the Play Market an iTunes stores, we evaluated the app’s compliance to the Android User Interface Guidelines and iOS Human Interface Guidelines.

We also performed compatibility test to check how the application performs on less popular devices with other hardware properties.

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