Fleet Management & Student Tracking
“After evaluating a few outsourcers, we decided to trust development of our new product to Enterprise64 because of their reputation and professional approach. Creating a new product is a journey, and Enterprise64’s Agile approach allowed us to learn, and makes changes as we went. In the beginning, we had to make a lot of adjustments to the tasks every week due to changing requirements. The team was very responsive to these changes and helped us make the right decisions. Without that, we would still been developing vs. getting product out to market. I am super satisfied with our engagement and would consider working together on future projects too. I appreciate their promptness, quality of work, expertise and would recommend their services.” – CPO, STARS
Keeping these goals in focus, Enterprise64, an Esri Partner, collaborated with the private and public sectors to create a custom, innovative and extensible platform enabling student & school bus GIS tracking and management – Student Tracking & Auto Relay System (STARS).
The solution consisted of a mobile app for parents, a tablet for the field and web management, communication, and reporting interface for Administrators. All of this was connected via a central cloud-based STARS Hub, which formed the nucleus of the STARS system enabling school administrators to monitor and manage all facets of the student tracking and relay process in real-time.
With features like RFID, Geo-fencing, Speed Monitoring, Real-time location tracking, online-offline capability, and customizable dashboard, STARS relays vital information through a secure GPRS connection to keep students safe.
Technical solution & Technology stack
To create immediate value, the team used ReactNative to leverage the same codebase for the iOS and Android apps, significantly cutting the speed to market. Both apps featured real-time access to location information and instant communication channels. The tablet app was SWIFT based native iOS app with working with RFIDs to identify and locate students. Hosted on Amazon Web Services (AWS), the backend system was coded using Node.js, React.js, Lambda, RDS, S3, SQS and various other Amazon Web Services.