Fast White Cat S.A. develops mobile apps three times faster

IBM Worklight software facilitates rapid mobile application development on multiple platforms

Published on 11-Jun-2013

"Worklight enables us to be successful and very competitive regarding mobile platforms, mobile applications. Worklight is actually the key factor that makes us stand out and fight in a very competitive marketplace." - Cezary Kożon, Europe sales manager, Fast White Cat S.A..

Customer:
Fast White Cat S.A.

Industry:
Computer Services

Deployment country:
Poland

Solution:
Mobile

Overview

Fast White Cat S.A. is an IT solutions provider located in Poland. Founded in 2012, the company specializes in creating solutions for smarter commerce, mobile applications, voice biometrics, business process management, information management and business analytics. Fast White Cat is an IBM Premier Business Partner.

Business need:
Fast White Cat S.A. needed a mobile development solution that would help the company quickly develop mobile applications for a broad range of mobile platforms with a consistent look and feel.

Solution:
The company chose IBM® Worklight® software to help it quickly develop mobile applications for multiple mobile platforms using a single team of developers.

Benefits:
Using the solution, Fast White Cat can develop mobile applications three times faster than it could using other methods.

Case Study

Fast White Cat S.A. is an IT solutions provider located in Poland.

Founded in 2012, the company specializes in creating solutions for smarter commerce, mobile applications, voice biometrics, business process management, information management and business analytics. Fast White Cat is an IBM Premier Business Partner.

Challenge
In Poland as in the rest of the world, smartphone use is on the rise. In fact, 60 percent of all mobile phones purchased are smartphones. To take advantage of this trend and help customers reach the broadest possible market, Fast White Cat specializes in what it refers to as “m-commerce” solutions. According to Cezary Kożon, Europe sales manager at Fast White Cat, “M-commerce is a way to allow customers to have experience with the company via mobile phones, via mobile and to go through the whole sales process right directly on the mobile itself.”

Developing mobile applications can be challenging, however, given the broad range of smartphones and other mobile devices in the marketplace. “Our customers, they want to have an application that is suitable for each and every operating system,” says Kożon. “So we need to cater to each and every customer: the customer that uses a Windows phone, BlackBerry, Android or iOS.” To meet customers’ needs, Fast White Cat sought a mobile development solution that would help the company quickly develop mobile applications for a broad range of mobile platforms with a consistent look and feel. “What we needed actually is a way to minimize the costs of developing applications for all those systems, to increase the speed of delivery of the application and to make it very attractive regarding user experience, regarding the technology,” says Kożon.

Solution
The company chose IBM Worklight software as its mobile development platform. “Worklight is a tool that enables us to produce and deliver mobile applications on each and every operating system there is,” says Kożon. Worklight software helps the company quickly develop mobile applications for multiple mobile platforms, using only a single team of developers. The application also helps developers quickly upgrade applications to incorporate new requirements. Performing these upgrades for multiple applications without a solution like Worklight software would be costly and time-consuming.

With Worklight software, Fast White Cat can create a consistent look and feel for mobile applications across all of the different mobile platforms. “If a customer uses a Windows phone, he needs to have the same experience as the one that is using Android. They cannot be separated and they cannot receive a different experience from the same brand, from the same company, because it will be a marketing failure,” says Kożon. The Worklight application also provides security features that are designed to protect users’ sensitive data. “Worklight enables us to be successful and very competitive regarding mobile platforms, mobile applications. Worklight is actually the key factor that makes us stand out and fight in a very competitive marketplace,” says Kożon.

Benefits
· Helps the company deliver mobile applications for multiple platforms three times faster than it could using other methods
· Reduces cross-platform mobile development costs by requiring only a single team of developers
· Facilitates more effective marketing to financial institutions with the Worklight software’s inherent security features

For more information
To learn more about IBM Worklight software, please contact your IBM marketing representative or IBM Business Partner, or visit the following website: ibm.com/software/products/us/en/worklight

Products and services used

IBM products and services that were used in this case study.

Software:
IBM Worklight

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