The Challenge:

To build a mobile application that showcased Growthpoint Property’s eco-friendly projects.

The Idea:

The initial launch of the project included the development of an app that included Augmented Reality aspects to push the app into an innovative light. Simply by opening the scanning port in the app and scanning a brochure, users would see a 3D version of the building superimpose itself on the brochure, helping customers understand the layout and design of the building better. An augmented layer of data was then displayed over the 3D building to display a live feed of actual water and electricity consumption for the building you were looking at.

Award Winner

Recipient of commendation for Innovative Development from the The SAPOA Innovation Excellence Awards 2017

The second stage of the app was commissioned due to the success of the AR application. The idea was to scale the application to a wider portfolio of properties within the Growthpoint business. This lead to the following key changes:

  1. The removal of the 3D model visualization to improve speed, convenience and size of the application
  2. A redevelopment of the apps User Experience to comfortably navigate a large range of properties.

Key features included:

  • Live data augmentation on properties to showcase water and electricity consumption
  • Advanced search and sorting function to showcase Green Star Rated Buildings
  • Ability to save your own personal building portfolio
  • Ability to source building with available size and space the customer requires