For Senior Project, I and three other students created apps for Android and iOS enabling Rose-Hulman alumni to access discounts for local restaurants and hotels. The architecture of the app supported syncing of data with a central Ruby on Rails server that we also created.
Before the app was introduced, alumni needed to carry around an “Alumni Perks Card”. The downside was the card didn’t list the available offers. This was inconvenient both for alumni and for vendor employees who might not be aware of the program. The app keeps all that information in one convenient place on users’ phones, even offline.
- An administration webpage to add and remove perks from the discount program
- Password protection to deter non-alumni
- Automatic perk sync to device
- Offline use
- Hyperlinked perk vendor contact info