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Real-time Location-based Deals Application

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Savvy shoppers are always on the lookout for personalized deals and offers nearby with city exploration an even better experience. The Client had a similar idea to improve shopping experience with a mobile application which allows shoppers see deals that are nearby. The Client have been working hard to make finding great deals easier for shoppers. The key to making this operation efficient Client approached Sigma Infosolutions. Sigma Infosolutions leveraged its
expertise on Mobile application development to develop an application completely from scratch and runs on iOS and Android platforms. This further differentiates it from many other deals providers that are trying to sell to customers based on location. The location -focused check-in application developed is integrated with
social media channels to reach new customers. Since most shoppers love to discover best deals avaliable nearby, the automated engine enable them to do just
that.

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Real-time Location-based Deals Application

  1. 1. Real-time location-based deals applicationfor Handheld Deviceswww.sigmainfo.net
  2. 2. The Client is a full service digital agency dedicated to developing trulyinnovative and creative platforms that create ongoing engagement withconsumers through the ideas that live comfortably in digital, traditional andnon- traditional applications.The ClientThe Client aims to develop a platform for consumers to emotionally-enriching shopping experiences; exposing shoppers to relevant, compellingcontent and products where a consumers can browse discount deals bylocations. The other part of the service is oriented towards entrepreneurs tohost discount deals and run reward programs for loyal customers. Theplatform should also exchange information with social media channels toreach new customers.Business Casesales@sigmainfo.netChallenges“40% cost savingson functionalitydevelopmentExecutive SummarySavvy shoppers are always on the lookoutfor personalized deals and offers nearbywith city exploration an even betterexperience. The Client had a similar ideato improve shopping experience with amobile application which allows shopperssee deals that are nearby. The Client havebeen working hard to make finding greatdeals easier for shoppers. The key tomaking this operation efficient Clientapproached Sigma Infosolutions.Sigma Infosolutions leveraged itsexpertise on Mobile applicationdevelopment to develop an applicationcompletely from scratch and runs on iOSand Android platforms. This furtherdifferentiates it from many other dealsproviders that are trying to sell tocustomers based on location.The location-focused check-inapplication developed is integrated withsocial media channels to reach newcustomers. Since most shoppers love todiscover best deals avaliable nearby, theautomated engine enable them to do justSuccessesThe customer had been very demanding right from the beginning and wasexpecting pixel perfection in all the screens. The start-up logic and screenswere customized based on the way the user is using the app. If the user justtaps the NFC phone against a NFC card, the app will launch and take the userto a customized flow compared to the generic login flow. QR code scanning libraries were not available and working consistently inall versions of Android SDK and iOS. We customized the QR code scanninglibrary(ZXing) such that the behavior of QR scanning is same acrossAndroid and iOS and also covering maximum number of devices in thefragmented market The architecture had a issue with facebook and its SSO integration tomaximize user experience. It is always possible that the user has alreadyinstalled facabook app in the mobile and if that is the case, when the useruses the app; the SSO reads the status of the user and do not ask the userto login again. The facebook mobile SSO integration was done for bothAndroid and iOS Rendering the UI dynamically for displaying badges was a challenge forcatering devices of several platforms and resolutions. The badges countand the shape/size of the badge will vary dynamically based on the userscheck-in patters in his/her favorite shop. Customized algorithm andcontrollers were written to handle these
  3. 3. Technology iOS 4.X SDKBusiness Benefits 40% cost savings on functionalitydevelopment Complete set of data, functioningalarms in real-time Ongoing operating costs at or betterthan budget Low system overhead and lowersupport costs Monthly technical availability isSolutionSigma Infosolutions’ mobile development team successfully compiled the architecturerequired for the project and followed waterfall model ensuring that the integration ofthe system proceeds along with user testing.Key Modules Developedo NFC integration inAndroid for supported modelso QR code scanning and integration using the device camerao Facebook check-ins / integrationo Foursquare check-ins / integrationo Badges module to display badges based on users pointswww.sigmainfo.netNext Phase Integration with Google Places toprovide a map view of the check insmade over a period of time Integration with third partymerchant sites to offer rewards,converting the rewards as discountsfor future purchases integrating withpayment solutions etc.
  4. 4. your engine of discovery for location-based dealsAbout Sigma Infosolutions“ Sigma Group, an Indian conglomerate has more than 4 decades of experience in Mining, Chemicals Manufacturing & Export,Handicrafts Manufacturing & Exports, and Software Development Sigma Infosolutions is a TUV certified ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 27001:2005 company Headquartered in US with development center in India Some of our esteemed customers include Airtel, Zyme Solutions, Yodlee, Celerity Consulting, Resolution Economics, BirlaGlobal Asset Finance, Fosroc Chemicals, Surgery Planet etc. Sigma Infosolutions’ services comprises of application development, application management, IT Consulting, Offshore testing,and Website and Portal DevelopmentSigma Infosolutions, Sigma Towers, #66/A, 13th Cross6th Main, JP Nagar, 3rd Phase, Bangalore- 560078Telephone: +91-80-40865100Sigma Infosolutions, 2082 Michelson Dr.Suite 100, Irvine, CA 92612Telephone: +1-714-717-1826Fax: +1-866-405-6750, Toll Free: 1-888-861-7360Website: www.sigmainfo.netE-mail: sales@sigmainfo.netToll Free: 1-888-861-7360

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