True Student develop and let exclusive student accommodation within the city centre, close to universities. Their aim is to help students make the most of their university years with the help of the True organised events, facilities and team.
With the True accommodation being a premium product, they aspire to be the best in their market, and as part of this they wanted to be able to boast a technological USP. In the future, True has ambitions to expand to more apartments and to offer new tech on an ongoing basis.
True wanted a tech solution which their tenants could use to get the most of their student experience. There was an existing website and they required us to work together with the agency who built it to port key information through to a new app we would be developing. This would need to hook into the existing website’s API.
The solution would need to keep the users informed and up to date on these key items and alerts regarding their particular apartment. The new app should also allow facility booking and then push personalised offers and reminders to the students. True also plan to be able to unlock doors remotely with the app and smart lock at some point in the future.
We designed and built two native mobile apps, one for iOS and one to work on Android. The apps offered user profile creation and social media logins. It also allowed True to push offers and promotions directly to the students
The individual push notifications we built into the app functionality now allow for fine grained targeting, and we’ve provided the ability to view diary listings, events and facilities. The app then features booking capability. so that students can make use of the True benefits and socialising perks directly through the app and make their own arrangements. We built to allow for the integration of a remote door unlocking functionality later.
The successful launch of the new app was the start of an exciting time for True. The app is now offered to all students, when signing up for an apartment, as part of the full-service package that True provide. The app is used for daily promotions and push notifications across the company. We’re now really looking forward to a potential phase two with the door unlocking feature and hope to continue to do innovative work with True in the future.