Do you know that feeling when you set up an ambitious plan to realize fast, but there is some hitch? The goal is to hit the market quickly - to ship an app within a few weeks.
That was precisely the case our client faced. Their wehorse app was planned to see the world in 8 weeks, but finding qualified React Native experts locally and quickly was challenging.
Besides, the initial version of the app had bugs and limitations, and the goal was to find a better solution that could solve a whole bunch of issues.
Grinteq developers picked up the app at the prototype stage. We migrated it from Expo to a clean React Native language, enabling new functionality that was hard to realize with the previous technology. Video playing has become available for all Android devices.
To make the product clear and friendly for the end-user, we united with welearn's designers, supporting UI and UX. Native platform code and custom UI components resulted in higher performance, stability, and easier app maintenance; new UI design has solved the problem of video freezing and other bugs. Grinteq engineers forked react-native-video, added the native module for downloading and offline video playback, enabled the full-screen player mode, and implemented tracking.
The application now supports multiple configurable targets. Done job also lets create standalone apps with its content and branding but the same codebase. This way, the client cut their costs on further development and built a long-term strategy of launching new products on the market.