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

 Best Buy Slashes App Development Time And Resources With Xively (GCP App) - IoT ONE Case Study
Technology Category
  • Platform as a Service (PaaS) - Application Development Platforms
Applicable Industries
  • Retail
Applicable Functions
  • Product Research & Development
The Challenge

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

The Customer
Best Buy
About The Customer
Best Buy, a multinational retailer of consumer electronics, home office products, entertainment software, appliances and related services.
The 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.

Operational Impact
  • [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.
  • [Product Improvement - Flexibility]
    It gives Best Buy flexibility of views without creating separate sites.

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