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Develop a flexible and modern access system for the newly built recycling and waste collection centers.
RAD Studio with Delphi and RAD Server have proven to be an ideal combination with a short development time.
Zernpfennig Informatik from Austria has successfully developed desktop, web, and mobile applications for many years. One of the focal points is in the area of waste management.
“We needed a multiplatform solution for Android, iOS, and Windows for the creation of the Scarabäus app — with RAD Studio we were able to realize everything with one IDE and one language.”
Ing. Verena Zernpfennig, BSc, Head of Software Development
The St. Pölten Land municipal association had the requirement to develop a flexible and modern access system for the newly built recycling and waste collection centers. Access also needed to be guaranteed outside regular opening hours and be possible via app as well as via RFID card. The newly developed app was to be a modern and free alternative for the time-consuming administration of the additional access cards. The usability of the app was the top priority.
The prerequisite was a multiplatform solution that can be downloaded by citizens of the St. Pölten-Land district both in the Android Play Store and the Apple App Store. A big challenge was, on one hand, the direct connection to the back end of the security company, which controls the access system and the barrier control, and on the other hand, the location determination using the app for general access authorization.
Together with the customer GVU St. Pölten, the software company Zernpfennig Informatik developed the access system "Skarabäus." The very short development time, which was only four months from the design phase to the rollout, should be emphasized. The team size consisted of five people who shared UI design, development, and connection.
With this app, after successful registration, users immediately receive authorization to access any restricted recycling center in the member municipalities, even outside regular opening hours.
Access can be conveniently controlled from the car via the app. Additional functionalities, such as displaying the correct disposal of the individual types of waste, support the correct separation of waste in the recycling center.
The app can be expanded and adapted to meet increasing requirements at any time.
RAD Studio with Delphi and RAD Server have proven to be an ideal combination with a short development time. Both the user interface for the mobile apps and the back end programming were solved without any technology break by using the same programming language. Simply a clean solution!
“The RAD server as modern middleware enables a secure and technologically high-quality networking of heterogeneous applications without the use of third-party components—a tool that combines all necessary components.”
Christian Zernpfennig, Managing Director