Azoft collaborated with a Norwegian design and software development company focused on web and mobile development. We started our long-term partnership with a free test coupon app development project which insured the client in the quality of services so that they subcontracted to us the development of several iOS and Android applications.
Develop an Android coupon application for displaying coupons that users can apply at a certain store chain to get a discount off purchased items.
Android coupon application was developed based on the existing corresponding iPhone application. The decision was made to use native Android UI elements to increase the time to market. Apart from displaying coupons the solution also supports basic social features for sharing the coupons with friends via built-in e-mail messaging or via text messages.
The application also allows customers to find the nearest store that accepts the coupons on the map. The update on new offers comes as a news list with interactive media content to engage the customers into the process. The solution provides multilingual support and is available in English and Norwegian.
iOS, Android, XML, REST API
The solution is tied into a backend system that is responsible for keeping it up-to-date with the coupons status, new offers, etc. The integration is carried out over the SOAP protocol. The challenge was to build this protocol on Android OS because the platform does not support it out of the box.
Norwegian customers can get additional value while shopping using the coupons to get a discount off the desired item, and retailers can get extra exposure and incentive for the customers to visit the store.