Troy Night Out
Troy Night Out is a monthly arts and cultural event that takes place in downtown Troy, NY the last Friday of every month. The event draws over 1,000 people and attendees are able to enjoy art events, music venues, fine restaurants and unique boutiques of all varieties.
Gavant Software worked closely with Downtown Troy Business Improvement District to build a way-finder mobile app as a modern alternative to their paper-based map, providing visitors with a more effective way to experience Troy Night Out. The mobile app can be downloaded from the Apple Store for iPhone and the Google Marketplace for Android.
A custom Java-based REST web services platform feeds the event data and participating business information presented within the app. The application runs on Linux servers configured with Apache, Tomcat and MySQL.
The app integrates with the mobile device's built-in maps functionality to present indicators for the location of participating businesses as well as the GPS location of the device user among those locations.
“It was a pleasure to work with our member-partner Gavant on this app. The Downtown Troy BID thanks them for donating their time and creativity to help Troy Night Out grow!”
- Mobile app built for iOS and Android mobile devices
- Way-finder tool to replace paper-based map
- Dynamic event information available each month
- iOS, Android
- Java, Servlet
- REST, JSON
- Appcelerator Titanium · Mobile platform
- Spring · MVC web framework
- JMeter · Automated testing
- JUnit · Unit testing
- Build-in maps · GPS and map display