Vodafone New Zealand

Connecting employees at a centre for innovation

iOS / Android / UX / Design

Following expansion in New Zealand with the opening of two new Vodafone campuses for their ever growing operation, Vodafone approached us to create a multiplatform mobile app that would integrate technology into some of the most technologically and environmentally advanced buildings in New Zealand

Our approach

Partnering up with Canadian software house Flybits, we used their context aware CMS functionality to add a layer of interaction above the norm. The Campus app serves as a guide to the buildings as well providing information on the Vodafone way of working.

We envisioned that the app would become the go to resource for any question an employee might have. Integrating geo fenced areas for location specific notifications as well as a shared calendar and wayfinding would provide an immersive experience for Vodafone employees.

Interactive

  • Vodafone way of working
  • The campus
  • Their technology
  • Campus events

Dynamic

  • Location based content
  • Welcome videos on entry to campus
  • Directory and policy changes - Manageable via a web interface

Context aware

  • Geofences
  • Beacon technology
  • Integrates with calendar
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Web based CMS

Utilising the Flybits context engine we sought to create the interface elements which would allow for an expanding navigation system. Breaking it down into "zones" and "moments" we created an interface that could easily support new content in real time.

Interaction on the go

Using geofencing around the campuses we ensured that the app could display video specific content at the relevant moment to the user. For example when the user entered the new campus a message from the CEO was triggered which allowed a touch of personalisation above and beyond a static app.

Shared campus calendar

When a new Campus opens there is understandably some settling in time. Final construction work, tweaks to layouts and materials, even visits from dignitaries. All staff were made fully aware via the shared calendar and notifications system.

Shared campus calendar

Beacons & wayfinding

For the second campus in Auckland we planned and mapped out and installed a system of over 400 beacons. These beacons interacted with the app to enable users to perform building specific wayfinding. This enabled various teams to find out where specific rooms were and also where their team members were located. How to get to specific areas and find nearest facilities.

The outcome

The resulting app was used primarily as an introduction to the campuses and the Vodafone way of working. Having originally completed the Christchurch app we were keen to integrate more features and functionality into the Auckland update. Integration of beacon technology with our own mapping and wayfinding code as well as integration with Yammer have ensured that the app remains cutting edge.

1000+

Installs

400+

Beacons

5,000+

Notifications sent

“A real forward thinking app which has helped make InnoV8 the most technologically advanced office workplace in New Zealand”

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