Webportage is a company specializing in freelance web jobs.
It now has nearly 700 users around France and this is how I chose to be able to charge my customers without having to manage the accounts but also reduce my operating costs to offer the best rates.
The platform that allows you to create quotes, invoices and expenses do go steadily improved and of course to consult their account via mobile has quickly become a necessity for many user as is done now with the bank via the mobile.
Webportage has launched a tender to the gates of the company and was selected to develop the first version for iPhone and Android.
For this first version, the application was intended to authenticate using the Webportage API with their username and password to view the list of transactions on behalf of the port, display details of it, to access help and legal.
The design of the iPhone interface was created by Martin ZHA from Liaison Graphique society and I then declined for the Android version.
For the development of two applications, I used Appcelerator Titanium, which allowed me to have a common code which I then adapted to the two platforms (the navigation buttons become an iPhone menu in Android for example).
After a beta phase of one month from forty worn, the applications were submitted to the Android Market and Apple’s AppStore.
Titanium have saved nearly 60% of the code (and time) in relation to application development in Java for Android and iPhone Objective-C!
The maintenance will be reduced because the two applications will be updated at the same time when adding futur features.