Project Description

Mobile App Development | Custom Software Development | Case Study

Action Pact, LLC is a training and consulting company that provides services which enable residential senior facilities to transform into warm and pleasant households. They specialize in the area of organizational design and leadership development. Additionally, Action Pact builds and operates their own long term care facilities such as http://www.thepiperlife.com/

Business Situation

Traditionally, long term care facilities and assisted living facilities are more focused on quality of life and less on technology. Action Pact has a unique approach to enhancing the quality of life by creating an environment where residents of long term care facilities can architect their own lives through Action Pact’s household model and utilize technology to enhance quality of care. With technology as a key component, Action Pact wanted to develop a communication social mobile app for residents that would allow residents to interact and stay in touch with their family, friends and loved ones.

Action Pact social mobile app

(Screenshots coming soon!)

State of Technology

The residents social mobile app was commissioned to be built from ground up since there was no existing or similar software in the marketplace. A perfect custom software development scenario.

Solution

Xorbix conducted extensive face-to-face Discovery sessions to elicit requirements from stakeholders for the social mobile app. Some concepts were flushed out through interactive and collaborative brainstorming sessions. A comprehensive set of documentations were produced and reviewed with the Action Pact stakeholders.

The ultimate goal was to engage the residents with technology that was simple and non-threatening yet would enhance mental stimulation. The final solution evolved into a social mobile app that allows the residents to do the following:

  • Create Chat Sessions and Group Chats
  • Do Video Conferencing
  • Create Scrap Books
  • View Events and Pictures on a Timeline
  • Schedule of Events
  • Blogs

Xorbix used Objective C to write a native app for Apple iPad as the decision was made to provide Apple iPads to the residents.

The solution is in the final stages of development and going through rigorous Quality Assurance/Testing cycles internally at Xorbix with release scheduled for Fall 2016.

“I want to just take a moment to talk about the integrity of the organization. A lot of companies say they do everything that the client needs. Not all of them do. Xorbix does.”
Brendan O'Naughton | CAO | Action Pact

Benefits

  • Residents Technology Initiative to connect residents with loved ones and engage them through technology
  • Enhance communication and interaction for the residents
  • Enhance resident’s mental engagement
  • Eliminate missing events by using event scheduling feature
  • Walk down the memory lane through scrap book and timeline features
  • Stay current with world events through latest news and blogs

Products & Services Used

Services:

  • Custom Software Development
  • UI/UX Design
  • Mobile App Development
  • Project Management
  • Requirement Elicitations
  • Quality Assurance Testing
  • Change Management

Technologies:

  • Apple’s Xcode environment using Objective C
  • Configured for iPad family of products including iPad Air, iPad Mini and iPad Pro

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