So much more than web and app development
Role: Health Promotion Officer, Sexual Health & BBV at NHS Tayside
I have worked with Zudu, on three projects (currently working on the third one)
The first was a health sector app, which aims to make services (free condom distribution sites) more easily accessible to young people in our Health Board area. When developing the idea, we thought we were being too ambitious, there were a number of factors we had to take into consideration. Can we use google maps? Can we have an age verification system in place? Will we be able to pull usage data for service reviews? Most importantly, given that the app is for young people and provided by the local Health Board, will it be secure and how confidently can we tell partner organisations and young people, that their information is safe and secure?
What Zudu did was to sit us down and go through the idea with us, reinforcing the "idea" with their technical knowledge. Zudu, took me through the security processes they intended on using, showed me how the service finder would work and integrated a tool so that we can access the 'delicious data' generated by the app. This was more or less in the spec' for the app, however, Zudu weren't finished. They suggested ways of making the app more engaging with our client group (young people aged 13-25) they showed us how to make this app, which would be used occasionally by young people, how to get them coming back, monthly (actually the system they set up means we have an element of control in how frequently, young people go back to the app.
Zudu, organised and facilitated focus groups with local youth organisations and the local FE college, giving us valuable insight, which we use regularly, not just for the development of our app.
Zudu, put us in touch with a PR company, who were able to promote the app in local and national newspapers and radio. (this alone saw the numbers jump up by around 40% in a month)
Not only did they develop the app we didn't know we needed, they designed the logo and colours, essentially providing us with a much needed rebrand to a 15 year old service.
The next job was a bit smaller in scope, a stopgap website to replace our existing non-functional site.
We had been burned by previous developers in the past, tying us in to proprietary systems/CMS's, meaning that we didn't have control over output, we would have to pay for the slightest change, Zudu gave us the ability to easily control most aspects of the site, meaning saving o public sector funds and better, quicker information for the public.
The current project is an extension of the stopgap site, turning it in to a fully functional, fully featured site for the public and professionals:- online ordering, online forms, a resource bank for professionals, a bigger better service finder- which ties directly to our existing app! all manageable through one CMS!!
the current project also had a number of challenges as we are trying to tailor one site to three, distinct and varied groups. Zudu had the solutions.
Zudu are friendly and approachable and work with you like a partner, not simply someone doing a job. They allow clients to get on board, speaking clearly, using just enough jargon to understand (and learn a wee bit- block chain encryption!)
If you are looking for a company who will help you achieve your goals, with elegant solutions and very well designed (gorgeous) websites and apps, will arm you with confidence around the product and training for systems you aren't familiar with, choose Zudu.
What do you like most about the company?
Attention to detail, knowledge, client centred approach. Skills, understanding, evidence based approaches.
Really friendly group of people, nice bright office space, always a pleasure to visit.
What they should improve on?
Parking is difficult at their office sometimes. (digging deep for that)
Services: Mobile App Development
Project Budget: $10001 to $50000
Project Duration: 12 Weeks
Project Status: In progress