The official conference app for the Toughbook Innovation Forum 2016.
An interactive conference experience for the Toughbook Conference in London. The smart device application allowed delegates to view the conference agenda, documents, details about the speakers and share their own content. A large screen application allowed other delegates to view the shared content collated over the course of the conference.
- ExtJS 6/Node JS
- React JS
Panasonic were looking for an interactive conference application that could be downloaded by the attending delegates. The application was to be network enabled, but could also be used in a fully functional offline mode. A companion application would display the delegate’s shared content on large screens throughout the conference venue.
SwarmOnline engaged with Panasonic and worked closely with them to engineer a cross platform solution that could be installed on smart devices used by the conference delegates. The targeted platforms for the application were iOS, Android and Windows Phone.
The client provided the development team with design elements to incorporate into the application and was engaged in regular reviews and updates. This ensured that the application matched their requirements closely.
Alongside the application, a backend API was also developed, which would be used to interact with a database. This allowed the conference data to be preloaded, accessed by the conference application running on any device as well as the companion conference wall application. This also allowed the application to be secured so that the content could only be accessed by the delegates attending the conference. This API also enabled Admin users to update the conference content as well as issue update alerts to the delegates.
The conference wall application retrieved the uploaded messages and photos shared by the conference delegates and displayed them on large screens throughout the conference venue. It was heavily design focused to give an aesthetically appealing overview of the content uploaded by the delegates, in a close to real time fashion.
Development of the three key components of this solution were carefully managed using Bitbucket. The API was unit tested throughout the development cycle using Mocha tests to ensure the expected data delivered by it was accurate and correct. The client was also provided with the application for testing and verification prior to it being uploaded to the various app stores.
Panasonic were delighted by the application and the conference was a great success.