Zagreb Film Festival is a well-known Croatian festival that has been promoting new authors and debut films for 19 years. All information about the films and the screening schedule are published on the Festival’s website, and the information is supplemented by rich accompanying content on social networks. The diligent team introduces improvements with each edition of the Festival, and this year they decided to offer a free mobile application, which would provide even easier access to information about the films, quick overview of the schedule and ticket purchase.
The idea was to create a functional application for iOS and Android devices in a short period of time with the possibility of further upgrades in the coming years.
We put together a small team to develop the application and soon found a solution that would allow us quick creation, and the option to customize the elements to the client’s wishes. Also, it was important that the application downloaded content directly from the website in order to avoid additional work and the possibility of error and to allow the user move seamlessly from one channel to the other. Therefore, we decided to use the Ionic app platform for application development, which provided us with the necessary conditions to achieve our goal.
After only a month, we completed the first version of the application, and soon after the announcement of the entire program of the Festival, the application was ready for download on Google Play and the App Store. Through the app users were able to check the description and information about a particular film, the place and time of the screening, buy tickets or learn more about the awards and the jury. We have improved the customer experience with the application and provided users with easy access to all information via mobile devices.
We eagerly await the new edition of the Zagreb Film Festival and look forward to future cooperation.