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Smoother customer service with an app

We created an app for Mikke-Juna that shows the train's location in real-time.

Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app

Case Mikke-Juna

Mindhive brilliantly captured our idea for the app. The collaboration was effortless; we provided our preferences for the design and key features. Suvi kept us updated throughout the project, and we received thorough training at the end. The app turned out to be a very functional and easy-to-use solution for us. We highly recommend Mindhive's services to everyone.

Mainospuu logo
Mainospuu logo

Oona Kero

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Mainostalo Mainospuu Oy

Mainospuu is an advertising agency and has been operating in Mikkeli for over 40 years. In addition to its core business, it also runs the Mikke-Juna city train. Over its more than 10-year history, Mikke-Juna has become a familiar sight in the city's summer. Thousands of tourists ride the train to explore the central areas of Mikkeli on a guided 45-minute tour. We helped Mainospuu enhance its customer service by developing an app for Mikke-Juna that shows the train's location in real-time.

Learn more

www.mainospuu.com

Where did we start

Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app

Need

During the summer peak season, Mainospuu's customer service can become overwhelmed with inquiries about Mikke-Juna. Customers often call to ask when the train will arrive at the stop, for example. Mainospuu wanted to improve its customer service while optimizing its resources during the busy season.

Solution

We designed and implemented an app for Mikke-Juna, primarily to display the train's real-time location on a map. The app also shows the train's schedule, pricing, and a brief introduction to the tour's points of interest, available in both Finnish and English.

Need

During the summer peak season, Mainospuu's customer service can become overwhelmed with inquiries about Mikke-Juna. Customers often call to ask when the train will arrive at the stop, for example. Mainospuu wanted to improve its customer service while optimizing its resources during the busy season.

Solution

We designed and implemented an app for Mikke-Juna, primarily to display the train's real-time location on a map. The app also shows the train's schedule, pricing, and a brief introduction to the tour's points of interest, available in both Finnish and English.

Goals

UI design

Development

Launch

How did we do it

Starting with the design

We began the project by defining additional content for the initial version of the Mikke-Juna app, beyond the real-time map view. We decided to include the map, pricing, schedules, and descriptions of each tour point in the first version. Additionally, the app was designed from the start to be available in English to serve international tourists in the area.


For the UI design, we utilized the client's updated Mikke-Juna brand image. We aimed for a fresh, playful look that particularly appeals to families with children. We also adhered to our promise to create services that feel good to use. The client could test the UI plans through a clickable prototype before the development work.

Two-app solution

Based on the UI plans, we proceeded with development. The Mikke-Juna app was built using the modern Flutter tool, allowing for cost-effective and quick development of functional apps for both Android and iPhone simultaneously. The map view was implemented as a two-app solution: a separate app for the train staff to control when the train's location is visible to passengers. The mobile device using the staff app must always be on the train to determine its location.


Before the app's release, the solution was thoroughly tested by both us and the client to ensure the map updates correctly. We also created an admin panel for the client to update the app's text content.

Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app

What did our customer get

Improved customer service

As a result of our project, we released the Mikke-Juna app for the summer season of 2024. The client will be able to test and experience the app's benefits and potential in practice this summer. The app turned out as desired by the client, and we hope it will be well-received by users.

The current features of the app can free up Mainospuu's customer service from Mikke-Juna-related tasks, allowing them more time to focus on other busy summer activities. The app also communicates Mainospuu's customer-centric thinking and desire to offer top-notch service to Mikke-Juna's customers.

Next steps

During the project, we identified many development opportunities to provide added value to both app users and Mikke-Juna's partners. The app could include notifications for exceptional situations and events, as well as a ticket purchasing feature. Offering various ads and benefits to app users could also bring added value to ad space buyers.

Improved customer service

As a result of our project, we released the Mikke-Juna app for the summer season of 2024. The client will be able to test and experience the app's benefits and potential in practice this summer. The app turned out as desired by the client, and we hope it will be well-received by users.

The current features of the app can free up Mainospuu's customer service from Mikke-Juna-related tasks, allowing them more time to focus on other busy summer activities. The app also communicates Mainospuu's customer-centric thinking and desire to offer top-notch service to Mikke-Juna's customers.

Next steps

During the project, we identified many development opportunities to provide added value to both app users and Mikke-Juna's partners. The app could include notifications for exceptional situations and events, as well as a ticket purchasing feature. Offering various ads and benefits to app users could also bring added value to ad space buyers.

Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app

Do you have challenges you hope to solve with digital services? Contact us, and let's find the best path towards a more efficient everyday life together!

Case Mikke-Juna

Mindhive brilliantly captured our idea for the app. The collaboration was effortless; we provided our preferences for the design and key features. Suvi kept us updated throughout the project, and we received thorough training at the end. The app turned out to be a very functional and easy-to-use solution for us. We highly recommend Mindhive's services to everyone.

Mainospuu logo

Oona Kero

AD

Mainostalo Mainospuu Oy

Mainospuu is an advertising agency and has been operating in Mikkeli for over 40 years. In addition to its core business, it also runs the Mikke-Juna city train. Over its more than 10-year history, Mikke-Juna has become a familiar sight in the city's summer. Thousands of tourists ride the train to explore the central areas of Mikkeli on a guided 45-minute tour. We helped Mainospuu enhance its customer service by developing an app for Mikke-Juna that shows the train's location in real-time.

Learn more

www.mainospuu.com

Where did we start

Mindhive Mikke-Juna app

Need

During the summer peak season, Mainospuu's customer service can become overwhelmed with inquiries about Mikke-Juna. Customers often call to ask when the train will arrive at the stop, for example. Mainospuu wanted to improve its customer service while optimizing its resources during the busy season.

Solution

We designed and implemented an app for Mikke-Juna, primarily to display the train's real-time location on a map. The app also shows the train's schedule, pricing, and a brief introduction to the tour's points of interest, available in both Finnish and English.

Goals

UI design

Development

Launch

How did we do it

Starting with the design

We began the project by defining additional content for the initial version of the Mikke-Juna app, beyond the real-time map view. We decided to include the map, pricing, schedules, and descriptions of each tour point in the first version. Additionally, the app was designed from the start to be available in English to serve international tourists in the area.


For the UI design, we utilized the client's updated Mikke-Juna brand image. We aimed for a fresh, playful look that particularly appeals to families with children. We also adhered to our promise to create services that feel good to use. The client could test the UI plans through a clickable prototype before the development work.

Two-app solution

Based on the UI plans, we proceeded with development. The Mikke-Juna app was built using the modern Flutter tool, allowing for cost-effective and quick development of functional apps for both Android and iPhone simultaneously. The map view was implemented as a two-app solution: a separate app for the train staff to control when the train's location is visible to passengers. The mobile device using the staff app must always be on the train to determine its location.


Before the app's release, the solution was thoroughly tested by both us and the client to ensure the map updates correctly. We also created an admin panel for the client to update the app's text content.

Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app
Mindhive Mikke-Juna app

What did our customer get

Improved customer service

As a result of our project, we released the Mikke-Juna app for the summer season of 2024. The client will be able to test and experience the app's benefits and potential in practice this summer. The app turned out as desired by the client, and we hope it will be well-received by users.

The current features of the app can free up Mainospuu's customer service from Mikke-Juna-related tasks, allowing them more time to focus on other busy summer activities. The app also communicates Mainospuu's customer-centric thinking and desire to offer top-notch service to Mikke-Juna's customers.

Next steps

During the project, we identified many development opportunities to provide added value to both app users and Mikke-Juna's partners. The app could include notifications for exceptional situations and events, as well as a ticket purchasing feature. Offering various ads and benefits to app users could also bring added value to ad space buyers.

Mindhive Mikke-Juna app

Do you have challenges you hope to solve with digital services? Contact us, and let's find the best path towards a more efficient everyday life together!