METRO Group is a multi-national retail and wholesale/cash and carry group based in Düsseldorf, Germany and is the fifth-largest retailer in the world measured by revenues. METRO GROUP Marathon Düsseldorf is one of the largest marathon events conducted once a year with more than 3000 individual and up to 9000 relay runners participating in the competition.
The project supports both marathon runners and spectators during the marathon event day, as part of technological partnership with METRO Group.
Such solution represented mobile applications for iOS and Android platforms, which is used during the marathon event providing the user with:
There are two target user groups of the users identified (a runner participating the marathon and a spectator, who may observe this marathon event), the mobile application supported two modes of operation – runner and spectator one. In both modes the user is able to access marathon informational content provided by the application as well as participate in marathon-related discussions using social networks (Facebook and Twitter).
In both modes the application included deeply customized map view with detailed information about marathon track and various points of interests related to the marathon event.
In addition to such common functionality, the application provides the runner with additional specific features, like:
Mobile, Java, iOS SDK, Android SDK, Locations Services, Google Maps, J2EE, Spring MVC, JSON, Hazelcast cache, ChronoTrack SDK, Tomcat, XML, AWS, Amazon EC2 cloud, Facebook SDK, Twitter SDK,Maven, JUnit, Jmeter
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