Founded in 1946, Travel and Transport is a leading global travel management company who manages the travel requirements of some of the largest Fortune 500 companies throughout the world. To simplify complex travel itineraries, Travel and Transport provides corporate customers with a mobile application to book trips and access airfare, hotels, rental cars, and train schedules. A user’s entire travel itinerary is displayed in the app and stored locally on their device, providing Travel and Transport customers real-time access to the information they need.
The company’s first mobile travel application was created by Travel and Transport’s internal developers over a decade ago and supported the Android, Blackberry, iOS, and Windows operating systems. Over the years, BlackBerry and mobile Windows use declined among corporate travelers. According to user analytics, approximately 85% of travel customers used iPhones; the other 15% used Android devices. With this knowledge, Travel and Transport made a decision to focus on the iOS and Android operating systems.
Travel and Transport engaged Anexinet to implement a newly designed user interface and user experience (UI/UX) that Travel and Transport had constructed. Anexinet's role in this partnership was to implement efficient code in order to support the modernized UI/UX.
In addition, Travel and Transport understood the need to write and maintain a single code base for both iOS and Android-based devices. Again, Anexinet provided Travel and Transport with best practices around mobile architecture and UI/UX design to enable the migration from their native platforms to Xamarin’s MADP.
“Anexinet's expertise both in UI/UX and platform experience made the most sense for us.”
— Mike Kubasik, Executive VP and CIO, Travel and Transport.
Anexinet worked with Travel and Transport as an integrated team to create a roadmap and approach to migrate onto Xamarin. Using Agile project management methodology, the combined IT teams:
The net result of the collaboration was a new, and dramatically improved, Dash Mobile app for iOS and Android.
“Although we were already in production, our development time was cut down once our developer had the Anexinet code base. Anexinet also fell seamlessly into our dev cadence through an Agile process. We now have a single code base to enhance Dash Mobile at a much quicker pace.” - Alex Carias, Sr. Product Manager, Travel and Transport
- Alex Carias, Sr. Product Manager, Travel and Transport
Anexinet approached the mobile app development project in a very focused, practiced, and intentional manner—pulling cross-functional teams together to facilitate a fast-moving, highly effective process. Throughout the project, Anexinet demonstrated a strategic method that began with a proof-of-concept, development, and execution in an updated Dash Mobile application.
Travel and Transport wanted to get the updated Dash Mobile app into users’ hands as quickly as possible and partnering with a company that has the same cultural appreciation for the client, simplified the process. We always prefer true development partners over project overseers. Anexinet definitely met this critical need with their mobile app development expertise.”
— Mike Kubasik, CIO, Travel and Transport