It’s been a year since we redesigned and re-released the YAMU app!
Our relationship with our app users has been long and often strained, which is mostly my fault. Basically, our app was slow, not updated since forever, and often broken. We’ve managed (thanks to Mal, mostly) to put all that behind us and have a really great year on app.
Version 2.0 of the YAMU app was released on Jan 04, 2016. We released 16 versions of the app since. It’s been a busy year, and our users have been tremendously supportive.
The initial 2.0 release of the app carried modifications that were overwhelmingly technical in nature. We hadn’t released an app update since October 2014, and the old app was slow, unresponsive and buggy. We did a complete rewrite which moved us to a great new platform (React Native), which was both faster to develop on, and gave users a smoother experience.
We kept adding more features: Access to our menu system, events, better search (and filtering), watch videos in the app, and access to taxi numbers. Users gained the ability to log in to the app, add comments and reviews, bookmark their favourite stuff, and get push notifications.
Things are looking up for the app, and with more developers on board we’re hoping to achieve even greater things on the platform. With a slew of new features and service integrations on the roadmap, we’re hoping the app will epitomize our tag line: your friend in the city.