In a matter of five months, Triodos Bank developed and deployed the new mobile banking application for the UK market for both the iOS and Android platforms. The applications for the Netherlands and Dutch markets followed shortly after, with the Netherlands app taking a bit longer because of a more extensive set of products and services.
“With NativeScript, we’re able to work more efficiently, which has helped us accelerate the time to market of the new mobile applications,” said Stefanie de Niet, Team Lead, Triodos Bank.
Benefits such as native API access enable Triodos Bank’s developers to create features and functionality that are specifically tuned to the capabilities of the user’s device. Meanwhile, backend REST APIs make for easy integration and high scalability.
The new Triodos Bank application is a big departure from the previous application and helps the bank realize the Signature digital ecosystem vision. In addition to basic banking capabilities, such as checking account balances and transferring money, the application also enables customers to track how their money is being used to benefit the greater good.
The Know Where Your Money Goes feature shows customers which organizations Triodos Bank is lending money to and provides customers information on where their savings are invested. Additionally, there is a gift address book feature that enables customers to easily make donations to local charities and nonprofits.
“One of the key goals of the Signature program was to enhance the way we told the story of why we do what we do,” said Van Egteren. “NativeScript is helping us do that by empowering us to deliver rich cross-platform applications with unique content and features, while also being lean and agile as a team. Functionality like the Know Where Your Money Goes feature help us convey to our customers where their money is being used to create a positive impact."