That’s the app in the app stores

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Well it’s been a long time coming, but the app that I’ve been working on has finally been released to the app stores. It was released to the Apple and Google app stores this morning. We’ll inform our customers this week, and that’s when we’ll start to see the fruits of our labours (hopefully get some positive feedback).

The app has been developed using Telerik Platform in conjunction with web technologies such as HTML, CSS and Javascript. The front-end controls use Kendo UI and implement the MVVM pattern for binding to the respective Javascript properties. The app employs Apache Cordova for cross-platform developoment, allowing us to target multiple mobile platforms from the one codebase.

All functionality is served to the app via ASP.NET Web API RESTful services hosted on Azure. These Azure services employ an Azure Service Bus to ensure scalability and responsiveness to the user. The app itself contains no logic or functionality of its own (nor should it). All the business rules and data are served via services.

During the testing lifecycle, many issues were discovered and fixed. Some small, some not so small. The testing cycle took several months as many people from around the business were involved in the testing. And of course, there were the usual last minute changes to consider too (can we have that in blue).

The app itself has been developed for the Fleet Management sector and allows registered drivers to perform such tasks as updating their mileage, request a booking, MOT or service. They can submit vehicle inspections, contact their account manager, contact us in the event of a breakdown and many other driver related services.

But at long last, the app has hit the app stores and can be downloaded and installed. To use the app however, you need an account on our system, otherwise there will be no way for you to login. It’s been a long time coming, but at last the app has been released (some people might say it escaped!).

Time to get on with other things now.

A father, cyclist, vegetarian, atheist, geek and multiple award winning technical author. Loves real ale, fine wine and good music. All round decent chap.

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