Building an Engaging Mobile App: Meridian AppMaker

By Tim Vanevenhoven, Blog Contributor
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Lately, I have been getting questions about how to build an app that adds value, and that people will download and keep using. This leads to a discussion about Meridian AppMaker and what it can provide to customers. Meridian AppMaker enables our customers (without any mobile app development experience) to build a full-featured, custom mobile application that is specifically for their venue.

Screen Shot 2017-12-12 at 2.14.50 PM.pngThis includes the ability to add custom maps of their venue, complete with specific points of interests.  The end result is fully-featured apps that work on both iOS and Android mobile devices. The price point makes it a more attractive way to get started compared to some alternatives.  AppMaker also allows customers to work on an accelerated timeline.

At a minimum, the app includes static maps and wayfinding that are customized for each venue.  With the addition of Aruba Beacons, blue dot navigation is an option for turn-by-turn directions to points of interest. Also, location sharing enables friends and co-workers to locate each other in real-time within a venue.

In addition to the core mapping and the wayfinding features, Meridian AppMaker supports custom location-based campaigns that can be used to push information to the mobile app based on location.  To control app access, AppMaker supports Single-Sign-On (SSO) for enterprise-class customers that want to secure employee access to the app. Integration with sources like Microsoft Active Directory makes it easy to ensure that only valid employees can access the app, relevant maps, and other features.

Learn more about Meridian AppMaker.