Making online learning a habit
GoodHabitz offers online learning opportunities in a very interactive way. They want to provide an even better and more personalized service to their users by creating an app in addition to their website so that the user can learn anywhere, any time.
The app was created mainly because people are more on the go and don't always have their laptops with them. And to encourage even more, they already offer short lesson blocks that the learner can now complete via the app. You can switch seamlessly between the app and the web without losing track of your progress.
Flutter as the future-proof and cost-effective solution for this mobile application.
Flutter can mainly be referred to as a cross-platform technology that is completely in tune with the needs of modern customers:
Architecturally and technically, Flutter is very strong; fast development cycles due to stateful hot reload, with DART as the programming language, native store deployment, and Continuous Integration via Jenkins,...
It is an open-source platform so since icapps actively contributes to the community, we also get a lot out of it (new trends, developments, optimizations,...).
Remote meeting, live celebrations
There was one point of contact with the customer, which made the collaboration run smoothly. GoodHabitz gave us a style guide to which we added some custom elements, such as e.g. a video player built from scratch for them and a full dark UI kit where the mapping between light and dark modes was made.
The collaboration throughout the project had a collaborative and respectful vibe. In between the serious meeting discussions, there was room for laughter and humor, making it a fun project to work on for the entire team. Even though we were doing this project completely remotely, everyone kept to the agreements and deadlines. The GoodHabitz team visited our office in Antwerp post-Covid, and afterward, we had a drink together at the bar in our office. The cherry on top of our collaboration.
The challenges encountered throughout the project
The project started remotely because Covid was still in the air. Therefore we had no kick-off event, unfortunately.
Freek Van Laarhoven (Product Manager at GoodHabitz) and our colleague Joran Calluy (Product Owner) worked together on product scope and backlog establishment. We started developing as soon as possible, but some designs were not ready yet, which gave us some challenges along the way.
Even though a multi-year collaboration was in the offing, GoodHabitz found the necessary in-house developers to shape the project further. As befits a good partner, the icapps team brought everything in place to ensure a smooth transition of knowledge and delivered work. We’re sad to see our projects end this way, but we believe we will be working with this fantastic company in the future.