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The Road to Developing the Ultimate Application for Rohak: Preferences, Challenges, and Solution



January 18, 2022


January 18, 2022

Indeed, the adoption of e-vehicles has intensified over the past year or two. Rohak happens to be one such platform that offers modern commuting solutions to individuals. Dealing in eScooters, Rohak has made a name for itself in the concerned arena by proffering ready ride-booking and sharing access to users, all hinged on the adoption of the famed, Electric Scooters.

Preferred App Specifications

Developing an app for electronic scooters was a vision Rohak had since the concept's inception. With the existing eScooter space expected to be valued at 413,864 million by the end of 2025 and CAGR for the same expected to grow at 7.5 percent by the same time, developing an application seemed more appropriate to leverage the uniqueness and potency of this technological marvel.

Rohak’s initial focus towards app development included the following aspects:

  • Extensive research by studying similar apps
  • Creating a research-backed blueprint to add new features over time
  • Developing a light and responsive application
  • Securing user details as they log onto the app and access services
  • Making app navigation simpler and less overwhelming
  • Adding a splash screen to keep engagement intact
  • Cost-effect development to account for the startup costs
  • Speeding up app development to launch MVP in virtual no time
  • Making booking services and rides over the app transitional and fast
  • Lowering human dependencies but for the 24x7 customer service
  • Connecting every element of the service plan as per the business logic
  • Making service-specific payments secure
  • Making logins easier for faster user on-boarding
  • Ensuring quick and accurate data callbacks and access to user information
  • Setting up responses to relational queries
  • Ability to check ride history
  • Sending over push notifications to the users
  • Intimations for discounts and coupons
  • Ability to feed in user feedback

Challenges Rohak faced while developing its eScooter Application: Pain Points.

While Rohak carefully iterated the requirements and approach towards developing the app, it did face a lot of resistance and technological redundancies on its way to getting the app launched in the market. These included:

  • Higher development costs
  • Security threats and apprehensions as reverse-engineering the app would mean fatal from the competitive standpoint
  • Boring UI/UX formats
  • Additional costs as separate UI/UX engineers were asked to pitch in
  • Slower deployment of business logic via traditional coding fixtures
  • Difficulty in creating free and premium version of the application
  • Requirement of external databases to fit in several user details and credentials, at once
  • Not being able to integrate maps, which is the very essence of an eScooter app
  • Difficulty in intertwining the app with real-time GPS
  • Static in-app navigation
  • Faulty and unresponsive API responses, led by frequent crashes
  • No data repository to access destinations and parking details
  • Having to get multiple developers on-board to build apps for Android, iOS, and web ecosystem
  • Frustratingly slow ideation and development of the app admin panel
  • Minimal to zero code access in case Rohak’s in-house developers want to scale the MVP

The Role of DhiWise

As the world’s 1st 100% Developer-centric ProCode Platform, DhiWise made life easier for Rohak’s in-house app developers by offering them access to an intelligent and quick Platform-as-a-Service interface.

The platform ensured that developers didn’t have to spend a lot of time writing endless Boilerplate code snippets, which could otherwise be spent drawing the business logic from scratch.

For Rohak, though, DhiWise came across as the platform of choice, as the app requirements involved several UI components, tricky navigations, several iterative actions, and more.

Rohak made use of android, iOS, backend, and web app builders from DhiWise to develop apps for multiple ecosystem, concurrently.

How DhiWise Helped Rohak get the best app launched in the Market- Solutions

DhiWise continues to focus on helping Rohak’s brilliant in-house developers achieve perfection. Here are the ways every challenge was mitigated in the first place, and the app came out to be better than what was envisioned:

Lesser Time on UI/UX Building

Rohak developers with a penchant for Figma designs were able to bring in new and improved UIs to make the app look categorically brilliant. Each design component was carefully selected upon researching the competitors, and the final Rohak app adhered to every aesthetic highlight that the developers wished for.

But that wasn’t all. DhiWise native and cross-platform app builders even allowed the designers to use layouts sketched using XD and Sketch. The process was also fast, thanks to DhiWise’s app building platforms that supported quick Figma imports and even quicker source code generation.

Also, when the creative block was evident, DhiWise’s UI repository had relevant options to pick from, which ensured faster throughput.

Holistic Admin Panel

Developers could finally create an all-inclusive admin panel by mitigating redundancies. Working inside the Android, iOS, and Flutter Builders, concurrently, they were able to pick any interface of choice i.e., mobile, desktop, or Admin, and work on the visual and code-specific aspects of the same, concurrently.

Rohak could eventually fit in customer management and vehicle management dashboards with ease by altering the imported UIs, as preferred. And for the backend segments of the app, created by Node.js and Laravel, the React Admin panel access was present to make things spicier and more descriptive for the development team.

Improved Scalability

DhiWise keeps the scope of app scalability intact for Rohak by including customizable databases and relational tables.

Table-based database creations came in handy for the developers, allowing them to integrate one within the other whilst defining attributes, values, and data types. This functionality allowed Rohak to feed in additional user details and make procurement of each insight easier and faster.

On top of that, the visual UI builder, relevant to every frontend app builder from DhiWise allowed Rohak developers to set splash screens with ease. And yes, the code view relevant to every platform-specific app was properly structured and allowed in-house developers to scale the MVP vertically and horizontally, using external IDEs.

Seamless App Navigation

Rohak’s eScooter app is now known for its smoothest possible transitions between riding insights, the booking page with the scooter-type fragment in play, promotional offerings, support page, and other pages, all thanks to DhiWise’s modern ProCode platform.

And guess what, some transitions and navigation were created directly in figma and were migrated directly to DhiWise frontend builders, as DhiWise even offers support for prototypes to make app navigations quicker.

Secure Logins

With DhiWise, Rohak’s developers could initiate secure app logins via Facebook and Gmail platforms. Plus, Rohak could also add validators to specific data fields, as part of the Auth setup. Finally, with DhiWise on-board, Rohak seems to be considering Biometric security as well, provided the device supports the same.

API Integrations

An eScooter app needs to connect with the device’s GPS module and Google Maps for improved riding assistance. DhiWise allowed Rohak to integrate specific APIs for quicker callbacks and responses with a few clicks. And the fun part was that API replete JSON files could also be uploaded directly, making API hunting and integrations faster with DhiWise.

Faster Time-to-Market

Without DhiWise, functionalities like in-app navigations, login setup, tracking API integrations, admin panel setup, chat integrations, and more required more than 120 development hours to set up. With DhiWise Builders in play, the development hours were reduced to 40 or even less, thereby speeding up the TTM by at least three times. 

Platform-Independent App Development

DhiWise app builders allowed Rohak to let go of the development worries, relevant to native and cross-platform apps. DhiWise, with its Android, Flutter, and iOS Builders, allowed Rohak to launch native apps on App store and Play store, concurrently. This approach helped the company create a more loyal user base.

Quick Code View

Rohak developers never had to rely on NoCode and Low-Code platforms with DhiWise on-board. While they could get the code view of every app, regardless of the selected framework after deploying it once, the design-to-code access was also there, courtesy of the developer-friendly DhiWise Plugin.

Better App Alerts

DhiWise’s GUI builder is stacked with support for push notifications, alerts, and other app-specific responses. And these traits were deployed by Rohak developers to create an all-inclusive and comprehensive application.

Rohak’s eScooter application has benefited and is expected to gain more from DhiWise's app builders In the future, you can expect DhiWise to bring in more features and interface-specific resources to make the app lighter and faster, despite the growing user base.