Las Vegas Wins Big With a Mobile Inspector App in Just Three Months

Like many local government organizations, City of Las Vegas needed to modernize. By replacing silos of applications that were outdated and difficult to access, the city believed it would be able to build a huge variety of internal and citizen-facing web and mobile applications fit for the digital age.

 

Mobile Inspector App with offline capabilities

Reduced inspection times by 25%

Hardware costs slashed by 50%

Challenge

To meet the demands of a thriving city, the City of Las Vegas wanted to build a variety of feature-rich, cross-departmental applications on top of their new service-oriented architecture. The first application would be a mobile app for city building inspectors in the field to enhance their productivity and ability to collaborate, even when working in areas with no connectivity.

Solution

The city chose to rapidly develop its front-end applications and maximize the value of their restructured ecosystem with OutSystems. The Mobile Inspector App seamlessly integrates with the back end, so everything users see on the screen is in real time. And because OutSystems streamlines development of features, like offline capability, the team is able to focus on the business API layer to support more apps in the future.

Results

Two developers completed the Mobile Inspector App in just three months, saving an estimated three to five months. The new app reduces inspection times by 25% and eliminates the need for frequent trips back into the office. And the cost of ongoing enhancements is an estimated 50% less than it was before adopting OutSystems. The city is now poised to build a huge variety of internal and citizen-facing applications fit for the digital age.

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