Our client operates one of the major rescue organizations in the UK. They are the largest and most comprehensive equestrian rescue service available across Europe. The client’s rescue services portfolio covers a host of other specialist transportation problems from motor racing to traction engines.
QBurst developed mobile applications for an equestrian rescue company based in the UK. Founded in the year 1986, the rescue company provides assistance to horse-drawn vehicles during breakdowns. With mobile applications, we enabled them to extend their services to smartphone users. When a horse-drawn vehicle suffers breakdown, the applications detect the physical location of the user and call corresponding rescue service numbers. The applications also perform a number of towing-related calculations. The rescue company has published the applications in all popular mobile platforms—iOS, Android, and Blackberry. Drivers using smartphones built on any of these platforms can download and use them right away.
The rescue application that we developed is a tab-based application for the equestrian community to use during breakdowns. When registered users tap the ‘Rescue Me’ button in the application, the nearest rescue center can be informed by phone or email. The application, before initiating the call, identifies the physical location of the user, gathers information on the problem (mechanical, tire, horse or vehicle related) and contacts the corresponding preloaded number. The application contains four main tabs—Tow Outfit, Tow Vehicle, Trailer, and Horses.
Development of Applications
We developed native rescue applications for iOS, Android, and BlackBerry platforms using iPhone SDK, Android SDK, and BlackBerry NDK. We used Objective C for iPhone, and Java as the coding language for Android and BlackBerry platforms. SQLite database was used for offline storage.