NativeScript-Powered Portable North Pole App Exceeds a Quarter Million Unique Sessions Per Day Leading into Final Week of Holiday Season
Multi-channel app offers native experiences across iOS, Android and Web, from a single codebase, providing greater stability, uptime and performance for customers during peak usage
“The last two-to-three weeks of the holiday season represent the major part of our traffic for the year, so it is vital that our app delivers at peak performance for parents looking to give a little extra magic to their children,” said Yves Desgagné, CTO, UGroupMedia. “With NativeScript, not only have we been able to maintain a 99.6% uptime, but the NativeScript team has worked very closely with us to ensure app performance during peak usage, which could hit more than 100,000 devices accessing the app at one time.”
“We needed the ability to develop and maintain our app for iOS, Android, and Web, but with a small team, an efficient and reliable code-sharing solution was necessary,” said
Since the latest release of Portable North Pole, UGroupMedia has seen an increase in its average ratings in the iTunes and Google Play stores (4.8 out of 5, on average). They’ve also been able to expand the offerings of the app with more custom video options, a mobile reaction recorder, and a multi-device scenario. The reaction recorder captures the reactions of loved ones as they view their personal message from Santa and enables easy sharing via social media. The multi-device scenario provides a personalized video message from Santa, with an integrated personalized call on a separate device at the same time.
“Portable North Pole is a strong example of an app that benefits from the scalability NativeScript has to offer,” said Dmitri Tcherevik, CTO,
Leveraging a web-based development framework and a rich collection of UI components, the Progress Kinvey platform enables the development of truly native apps across multiple platforms with NativeScript. The modern serverless backend that is also part of Progress Kinvey auto-scales to the highest levels, has the flexibility to support frequent changes and integrates easily into systems of record using a configuration-based, low-code approach. Progress Kinvey provides all of the benefits of high productivity with no sacrifice of developer control. To learn more about NativeScript, and the Kinvey platform, go to www.progress.com/kinvey.