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Best Buy Slashes App Development Time And Resources With Xively (GCP App)

Best Buy wanted to quickly develop and deploy apps to achieve business goals. Also, create apps that are scalable and low-maintenance.

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  • SUPPLIER
  • Xively (Google)
    Xively (formerly known as Cosm and Pachube) is a division of LogMeIn Inc (LOGM), a global, public company that is a leading provider of essential remote services. Organizations worldwide rely on LogMeIn's suite of SaaS customer care, remote IT management, access and collaboration products. Xively is built on LogMeIn's cloud platform Gravity, which handles over 255 million devices, users and customers across 7 datacenters worldwide. Xively, the IoT division of LogMeIn, works with companies around the world to bring to market the most successful and innovative IoT products available today. Xively's Connected Product Management (CPM) platform helps companies connect products securely, manage connected products and the data they produce, and reimagine how they engage with their customers.
  • TECHNOLOGIES
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Application Development Platforms
  • INDUSTRIES
  • Retail
  • FUNCTIONS
  • Product Research & Development
  • ABOUT CUSTOMER
  • Best Buy, a multinational retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services.
  • CUSTOMER NAME
  • Best Buy
  • CONNECTIVITY PROTOCOLS
  • SOLUTION
  • Best Buy used Google App Engine as their development platform, which allowed them to relaunch their original application in only 11 weeks with roughly half the original development resources.

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  • OPERATIONAL IMPACT
  • Impact #1
    [Efficiency Improvement - R&D]
    Since Best Buy discovered that it can launch new apps in a matter of weeks with only one or two developers, the development team has launched more than ten other web applications on Google App Engine, including:BBY Scan: A QR-code generator that allows users to manage QR codes through various URLs, and routes the requests accordingly.BBY Offer: A real-time app that captures offer data from other systems and manages and uploads offers. It works with various web and mobile apps.Universal View: An app that recognizes the site visitor’s device format (mobile, laptop, tablet, etc.) and adjusts the site view accordingly, with no lag time.
    Impact #2
    [Product Improvement - Flexibility]
    It gives Best Buy flexibility of views without creating separate sites.
    Impact #3
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