Data Push: Web Services to iOS/Android Apps

Client: Private Client

Year: 2012

Mitchell Ideas’ client had a need to push data from their client database to an iOS and Android App Provider. The dataset included customer contact and geolocation data for driving business to their physical locations during PPV events.

Mitchell Ideas took on the Project Management and custom Software Development for the client.

Key Deliverables
  • The solution was to write a custom service to query the client database and parse the records for data required in each update.
  • Geolocation information is scraped from Google/Yahoo APIs and added to the client local customer database prior to send.
  • Once packaged, that data is pushed to the App Web Service API using JSON on a specific schedule.

Project Management of the Software Development project ensured that the solution was provided on-budget and on-time. This software is still used daily and has been in use since delivery in 2012. The iOS and Android Apps exclusively use the (Canadian) data pushed from our software and have over 100,000 installs on each platform.