Al-Ittihad is a leading Arabic language newspaper published daily in the United Arab Emirates and affiliated with the Abu Dhabi Government. As the country's first regular publication, it serves as a prominent source of news and information.
Al-Ittihad approached Designer's ID with a requirement to develop a comprehensive mobile app that would mirror their website's content and categorization. This governmental project aimed to provide a seamless and accessible news consumption experience for their audience.
Having faced previous challenges with a different agency, Al-Ittihad sought a reliable partner to deliver the mobile app within an aggressive timeline of 18 days. The app encompassed over 50 screens, required various integrations for video and audio players, and involved REST API integration to sync news updates from the website. Furthermore, categorizing the vast amount of daily news articles was crucial.
Designer's ID assigned a dedicated team comprising a project manager, UX/UI design engineer, quality assurance engineer, three mobile app developers, and an analyst to ensure the successful completion of the project. Flutter, a versatile development technology, was employed to streamline the app's development process. The team seamlessly integrated the required APIs (using Postman collections) and conducted rigorous daily testing.