NREP is a vertically integrated real estate product innovator, developer, investor and operator that seeks to make real estate better. NREP takes a multi-stakeholder approach and with its multidisciplinary team develops real estate and real estate anchored businesses that create long-term value for tenants, investors and the wider communities in which NREP invests.
In 2017 NREP contracted NXme to help them in designing the IT system for its future business concept, which is still in stealth-mode. We took responsibility for turning NREP’s innovative ideas into a defined service concept and meticulously crafted IT architecture plan.
Working with IWA has allowed us to focus on business innovation while they have distilled our ideas into a well-defined web-service and IT architecture. IWA’s strong vision for human-centric usability and practical technical solutions allowed us to receive a fully actionable plan for the IT system for our future business.– Investment Director at NREP
Saudi Arabia ranks 3rd globally for smartphone use, with almost 75 percent of the population using smart mobile devices. To make sure that both teachers and students get the best possible experience from KATATIB, it was clear from the beginning that the service should be developed as a mobile app.
The development project was started in early summer 2017. After initial brainstorming sessions with the client, a decision was made to implement the app using React Native. This allowed rapid development and prototyping, targeting both key platforms, iOS and Android with a single unified codebase.
Early in the development project we noticed that it would improve usability and user experience to split functionalities for students and teachers into two separate applications. This reduced the complexity of the user interface and made it possible to focus on key use cases for both user groups separately.
In their app, teachers can create their own profiles and choose which subjects they are proficient and qualified to teach. KATATIB verifies each registered teacher profile to ensure their degree and qualifications match the subjects they would like to teach. Respectively using their dedicated app, students can search and book these qualified teachers to give them tutoring in any subject included in the app.