Mobile Disaster Response
This customer provides government and other organisations with disaster and event management capabilities through their bespoke software product. But they needed more mobile functionality, to keep up with their customers’ migration to mobile devices.
Working with Appenate, the customer was able to rapidly create mobile data collection apps with key functions such as:
Evacuation Centres: Users can look up nearby centres, and can also update data about centres such as number of people sheltering, stocks of food and operational status.
Road Closures: Council workers are able to record road closure and opening, including details about signage, reason for closure, photos of the impact area and GPS coordinates.
Tasks and Jobs: Users are able to task jobs to mobile field users, providing details about the job, address and routing to the location. The statuses of jobs are updated via the mobile apps back into the disaster management system for real-time tracking of progress and crews.
The customer also engaged our professional services team to design, build and deliver the integration required to plug into the Appenate platform. We duly delivered this project along with branded Android & iOS apps, handing over the integration source code for the customer to maintain and extend as needed.
Appenate’s flexible mobility platform hosting options mean that the customer has been able to host Appenate Server on their servers based in Sydney, Australia. This was a key requirement given data sovereignty concerns from government, with the added benefit of giving full control over the platform, data and continuity aspects. Today the app is being rolled out to local government customers around Australia.
Offline capabilities and the native speed of our technology means that mobile users are still able to access important data and perform other key tasks in the field, even during a hurricane.