Why Would You Need to Use a PWA?

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The school year is about to start and you’re wondering how to get your child to and from school safely. The idea of the parent doing it alone, or hiring a non-insured driver or a bus with mechanical issues is not a good idea. Transportant entrusted us the designed of an app that connects the parents with their children’s schools using tools and technology to deliver a safe and efficient ride to/from school. With FreePreTrip, now parents can select their preferred driver, knows the bus input route and time of the ride. Scholar transportation has never been easier!!!.This application is a perfect example of a PWA (progressive web apps).

But first, what is a PWA?.

A progressive web app (PWA) is a website that looks and behaves as if it is a mobile app. PWAs are built to take advantage of native mobile device features, without requiring the end user to visit an app store, make a purchase and download software locally. Instead, a PWA can be located with a search engine query and accessed immediately through a browser.

And what is FreePreTrip?.

  • FreePreTrip it is free and easy to download. The app is available for both iOS and Android users, which means that it’s accessible by a wide audience. It includes everything you need for a secure trip. And was developed using Python, Golang, Bash, Postgresql, Graphql and Ansible by The Woxlab dev team.
  • The app provides: cameras with LIVE Audio/Video, GPS Fleet Management, student ridership tracking, mobile App for parents, turn by turn navigation, unlimited WiFi for Students and pre and post trip checklist.
  • All the connectivity between the buses and the server was developed, ensuring that the entire school bus system works well and without demanding many resources.
  • Algorithmic challenges were solved, for example, how to identify repeated stops, how to improve the route of buses on the route and how to detect all stops correctly.
  • To improve security, a data access and permissions system was developed for all users within the school system (such as parents, students, administrators) and schools. The objective was to improve data privacy because it is sensitive information, such as the location of students. Before that, all users had the same permissions on the data.
  • Do you have in mind the development of a PWA and you don’t know where to start?.
    Contact us, we will be happy to help you with that!