with top facilities and services
in the Mediterranean and Gulf region
on 2 continents
To become a truly digital company, D-Marin wanted to extend the benefits of technology to all stakeholders, including field workers who keep marinas operating and maintain Guests’ vessels.
The company planned to make their work easier by launching an enterprise mobile application, StarFlow.
Initially, Future Mind’s role was supposed to consist of integrating an external solution into our ecosystem of D-Marin services. However, as the vendor was failing to deliver results for many months, we took over the entire project.
As the application would be used by D-Marin’s field workers on devices provided by the company, we would build the software for one system of the Client’s choice: Android. We started the project by analyzing the business requirements and studying the everyday reality of marina employees.
Based on the typical tasks that managers assign to field workers, we performed an iterative process of constructing high-fidelity mockups, collaborating with D-Marin to fine-tune the app concept. Throughout the process, we took into account that many of our future users were not technologically advanced and would need an extremely simple interface in a local language version.
Thanks to the design system we had built for D-Marin, the product design phase was over in a flash, and our frontend developers could deliver milestones much faster by using pre-made code snippets of the necessary visual components.
We engineered the application by using Native Android technologies on the frontend and Node.JS on the backend for easy integration with the remaining systems.
D-Marin’s long-term guests receive smoke, bilge, heat, and battery sensors to equip their boats with. Their readings can always be displayed by boat owners on their D-Marin mobile apps.
In case an emergency is detected, e.g. the vessel is at risk of sinking, front office employees are informed and StarFlow will soon ensure an field worker is promptly directed to mitigate the situation.
Once the feature has been released, employees will see what vessel should be present in each berth on their phone screens. This will make their daily boat counting rounds even easier.
It will be enough to compare the reality with the AR overlay by pointing the camera to each berth instead of manually marking incorrect boat placement in the app.
We work with the Client to ensure that employees know how to take full advantage of StarFlow.
Marina management is instructed how to assign tasks and control their completion within the system, while field workers learn how using the app will make their everyday responsibilities easier and quicker.
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