J.B. Hunt Mobile Apps

J.B. Hunt turned to Shockoe to use our Mobile Cross-platform expertise and help with their intuitive transportation management system

 

About J.B. Hunt

J.B. Hunt is one of the largest transportation and logistics companies in North America. They provide transportation services to a diverse group of customers throughout the continental US, Canada, and Mexico. J.B. Hunt turned to Shockoe to use our Appcelerator Platform expertise and help with their intuitive transportation management system.

The Challenge

JB Hunt was looking to provide better mobile tools to their drivers and carriers. Their current (back then) third-party mobile app had multiple features that were underutilized or not applicable to their day to day tasks. Another request was to create applications and can be use independently for each group.

The use of third party libraries and outdated architecture, required to have a review of the entire solution, looking at different workflows, tighter integration, mobile tools and constant innovation.

The Solution

Shockoe implemented a new approach for the third party libraries that included theming, auto-Refresh (implementing a SQLite/REST sync adapter), offline functionality, and data binding (backbone/Alloy). In addition to developing an independent library, our UX/UI team recreated the design of the application. Finally, we provided consultation as to how JB Hunt could work with integrated teams in an Agile process throughout the entire build: development, design and deploying the mobile apps.

With the applications, J.B. Hunt now has a set of tools for shippers and carriers that helps both parties monitor business in real time. Shippers and carriers have access to business-critical information in an easy-to-use interface. The system also includes access to a wide range of reports and analytics info to help analyze and improve business.

Shippers now have a streamlined shipment management system across multiple transit types, a custom dashboard showing business-critical info, ability to track shipments, access to published rates, notifications via text and email, online customer setup and support. Carrier users have access to find loads, visibility to loads in transit and delivered, settlement reporting and online carrier setup and support.

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Shockoe worked in integrated teams and followed an Agile process in developing, designing and deploying a cross-platform app.

IT Manager, J.B. Hunt

Key Features

  • Customized interface per different role
  • New Mobile and API architecture
  • Integration with Web Adminstration
  • Emial, Text and Push Notifications
  • Mobile Signature
  • Bar Code Scanning

Key Technologies

  • Android SDK
  • iOS SDK
  • Cross-platform SDKs
  • Backbone

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