Professional bargain network Moxey was in dire need of a facelift. The technical side of their business had become outdated, specifically their mobile app, which was poorly maintained and had started collecting bad reviews.
To fix the app manually and match their website redesign would have taken a lot of work. Instead, Moxey found MobiLoud, who was the perfect fit to let them ship a high-quality mobile app with minimal effort and investment.
Moxey is an organized bargain network, where businesses can trade goods and services between each other, saving cash and earning new customers.
At the time of coming to MobiLoud they serve more than 3,000 customers from more than 250 different industries.
The challenge was to bring their user experience into the current day, in a way that was sustainable moving forward.
This is the issue new CTO Jack Heaton had to deal with when he joined the company.
“I've been with the company for about 18 months now and we had some much older legacy software that was in dire need of user experience improvements. So one of the first things I began working on was revamping our UX, including our website and app experience.”
One part of the equation was to build a mobile-friendly web experience. One the other side, Jack was wondering whether the effort required to fix their app was worth it.
“At that time we did have a native application that was poorly reviewed. It was frequently broken, didn’t have a lot of users, and we were actually planning on just sunsetting it and shutting it down.”
They decided to move ahead with the app, but had to do so in a way that wouldn’t blow out their budget (or their workflow).
“From our perspective, we were very constrained on resources so we didn't want the overhead of having to maintain multiple code bases for a traditional native app.”
Jack searched for an option that would let them launch an app easily and on-budget, and that wouldn’t provide the extra hassle of having to maintain a new code base.
He considered cross-platform development, but this too was more complex than he wanted.
“We looked at things like React Native, but at the end of the day, they really become a separate code base anyway. There are some things that are shared between the code base, but it's not as easy as a single code base where you make a change and it propagates to all your platforms.”
Then he found MobiLoud, which was the solution he was looking for all along, a tool to convert their web app quickly and easily into a low-maintenance mobile app.
“MobiLoud allowed us to take our mobile-first web app and very easily turn it into a usable app, while also being able to quickly try out new features and maintain a single code base.”
MobiLoud helped Moxey ship a new app, mirroring their new, revitalized website, without the hassle and expense of building a mobile dev team or working with offshore developers.
It also let them link up with OneSignal for push notifications and add a new, powerful communication channel to their arsenal.
“Your integration with One Signal was genius. It's really nice to be able to easily tap into that.”
The new app is a significant change from their previous, unmaintained app, garnering a number of great reviews.
How MobiLoud Helps You Convert Any Web App to Mobile Apps
At MobiLoud, our speciality is giving web app owners a way to quickly and easily turn their mobile-friendly web app into mobile apps.
If your site is optimized for mobile, you’re more than halfway there already. You don’t need to rebuild from scratch or reinvent the wheel. You just need a convenient tool to bridge the gap between your web code and mobile operating systems.
MobiLoud handles all that for you. We also submit your apps to the app stores and take care of all updates and maintenance to your apps, keeping them from falling into disrepair and tech debt.
“What really attracted us to MobiLoud is that you guys handle the app submission process and updates. You’ve been great at communicating to us when we need to do something, when something changes with terms of service that we need to address, or there's an update that we need to make.”
It was a great fit for Jack, who loves what MobiLoud has brought to Moxey.
“I recommend you guys all the time. If you have a mobile-first web app, there's no reason you can't have it up on the App Store as well.”
To see how easily your web app can translate to a mobile app, plug your site’s URL into our free Preview Tool and get an interactive demo.
If you’re ready to move forward, get in touch with us now and learn more about the process and what we can do for you.
Moxey is an organized bargain network, where businesses can trade goods and services between each other, saving cash and earning new customers, with over 3,000 customers from over 250 industries.