REDEFINING GOVERNMENT REGULATION ACCESSIBILITY
A cross-platform mobile application that grants mobile access to government regulations for quick referencing and sharing.
RailPros is the trusted provider for the railroad industry in engineering, field services, training and media production. RailPros provides diversified safety services for the leading railroad companies and needed a development partner who could turn a novel idea for providing easy access to federally mandated regulatory rules into a free-to-use mobile application available across all platforms and devices.
The Federal Railroad Administration publishes electronic codes of federal regulations that all railroaders must adhere to. Having simple and easy access to these regulations are paramount to railroaders and their safety, of which the FRA does not provide. Thus, our client sought to publish an easy to access mobile application that provides the same electronic codes, for free, to those who want to access them when they do not have the handbook or a computer at the ready. Our team needed to devise a solution that routinely scrapes the published rules for updates, construct an intuitive mobile app to review these rules, and give users the ability to save them for offline usage.
We designed a minimal and intuitive user interface that allows users to quickly access these federal regulations at the tap of a button. We built a comprehensive backend system that continuously scrapes the published information and updates the codes within the app. We built a cross-platform iOS and Android application and published it into the app stores for anyone to use, free of charge. The solution provides railroaders the safety and security they need to quickly reference the rules and regulations while they are out in the field.
Services We Provided
+ Product Strategy
+ Product Design
+ App Engineering
+ Content Management System
+ App Store Delivery
+ On-Going Support
+ Android Phone
+ Android Tablet
+ Web-based CMS
+ React Native
+ RESTful API
+ Unit Testing
We modernized the archaic tools that people are subjected to in order to access existing documentation that is critical to performing job functions. We took the idea from its pure infancy, formulated a robust and cost effective solution, and executed upon it in a short period of time.
We provided UI/UX designs, backend engineering, app engineering, and a content management system to get this platform released to the masses. Some of the functionality includes bookmarking, highlighting, sharing, and searching.