The year 2015 is coming to an end, and the whole MOBGEN team wants to Wish You All the Best for 2016! Let’s look back at the past year that flew by…
To start with, we are very proud to have opened our 4th office: MOBGEN Malaga. In answer to the increasing demands of our clients, more technical capacity was implemented. Led by iOS team lead Pedro Morales, there are so far 7 developers (iOS & Android) working from Malaga to date, and the team is expected to grow.
With 134 MOBGENNERS in total, we couldn’t wait to get the 4 offices together in one place, so a special team within MOBGEN organised a special trip to Andorra for the MOBGEN Christmas Weekend. This way, we were able to celebrate the end of another great year together as one big team. As you can see from the photo at the top of this article, the trip was amazing and a great success!
MOBGEN has had quite an exciting year looking back at the projects we’ve launched.
Our biggest project to go live was the Shell Motorist app. It was launched in 28 countries, in 17 languages. You can read some more interesting facts here. Together with Shell, the on-going loyalty platform project will keep evolving, recently adding the mobile payment functionality: Fill Up & Go to the app, making Shell the first fuel retailer in the UK to offer a mobile payment solution at pumps nationwide. The success of the project lead the innovative app to win an MMA Smarties Award.
Another interesting project we did for Shell to help ensure a coherent experience across all their products and services, was to create a comprehensive set of mobile guidelines. These mobile guidelines consisted of a template resources package, and documents that can be used as a tool for designing new mobile and tablet products, as well as for measuring existing products.
And did you know that MOBGEN became a helping hand in fighting crime? For NL Confidential, we designed and developed ‘Meldmisdaadanoniem.nl (M.)’, an independent hotline to anonymously report serious incidents and crimes. Last year, M. reported in total 15.800 crimes to the police and other partners. Based on this information 1.922 suspects were arrested, and 127 crimes were solved.
For sports betting organisation TOTO, we designed and built the new mobile TOTO platforms. It includes an app for both iOS and Android, plus a new mobile-optimised website. With the newly designed mobile platforms, it is now easier for customers to search events, place bets, look up their favourite teams, play various betting games (like TOTO 13), scan a betting voucher to see if they have won, and look into their account details and betting history.
For Dutch live entertainment company Stage Entertainment, we worked on a new digital platform: BackstageNow.nl. From this summer, true musical fans who enjoy watching live productions such as ‘The Bodyguard’ on the stage of the Beatrix Theater, can now also access the captivating musical world via BackstageNow.nl 24/7.
For NIBC, the enterprising bank that offers corporate and consumer banking services, we developed its Corporate Presenter iPad application for worldwide access. The app keeps customers up-to-date on NIBC’s latest news, results, sector specialists, and services.
In order to provide the highest level of professionalism and proficiency in the field, we developed a set of tablet and smartphone e-learning apps (WFT Triple A) for educational organisation NIBE-SVV.
We provided the private banking app Evi, from private bank van Lanschot, a total re-design and also developed the smartphone version for this easy to use tool (iOS + Android).
And last, but certainly not least, we developed the iPhone version of the multi-awarded (RedDot Best of the Best included) FLUX:FX app, called FLUX:FX play!
These were the ‘visible’ projects we launched in 2015, but we also worked on (and launched) a number of more secret projects for clients we, unfortunately, cannot share with you. But keep an eye on our news line for upcoming news and projects! We can share that we’re kicking off 2016 with some new clients in the retail and finance sector, for whom we’re going to develop some very interesting projects that will go live next year.
If you’re interested in what we do behind the scenes for eg. our ideas, what excites us, our knowledge and observations in the mobile design, development, and strategy world, follow the MOBGEN:Lab Blog.
And lastly, the entire MOBGEN team Wishes You All the Best for 2016, and we hope to work with you on more exciting projects in the new year! Happy New Year!