Onnibus is one of the largest Finnish transport companies, in operation since 2011 and Unity has worked with Onnibus since 2017. During this cooperation, several projects have been completed. They include a rebuilding of the entire IT systems architecture, as well as implementation of the WSO2 integration platform and a CM system. The most recent joint project was a mobile application made with React Native.
React Native is used in the applications of large international corporations such as Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Skype and Tesla. An additional advantage of this framework is the large of programmers with fluency – which means it’s no problem to find a team to maintain the application or develop further functionalities.
The new mobile application created by Unity allows us to build a competitive advantage and a leading position on the transport market. Thanks to the use of React Native technology, we can now quickly and efficiently develop the product and add new functionalities. Unity has once again proved itself to be a reliable partner in the field of consulting and technology selection, as well as implementation itself.
Ecommerce / Digital Director Europe
Souter Holdings Poland (Onnibus)
The Onnibus system operates in an omnichannel environment, facilitating simultaneous work on the same data by many client applications. This is possible thanks to optimized system architecture where all client applications – web application, mobile application, external agents, etc. – are combined with a set of services enabling the performance of business operations like searching for connections or purchase and management of tickets.
System security is guarded by WSO2 API Manager technology, responsible for verifying clients/applications connecting to the API. It creates a so-called proxy, rejecting connections from unauthorized devices and passing deep into the architecture to the core application connections from trusted devices. There is an additional integration layer between the API Manager and the base system – WSO2 ESB – which allows you to modify both requests and responses from the application programming interface.
The Onnibus mobile application performs most of its functions through communication with the domain system responsible for route management and ticket sales, downloading data on cities, connections between them, travel prices and possible reservations. It also allows you to choose a ticket, change seat reservations on the bus or purchase a ticket for the selected course. In addition to the domain system, the application also connects to the Przelewy24 system, which allows passengers to register credit cards, while the application charges fees for the purchase of a selected ticket. Customers also have access to purchased tickets offline when an internet connection is unavailable.
During the implementation of the project, Unity quickly and efficiently responded to design changes. At the same time, the implementation team was at our disposal practically around the clock for consultation and implementation planning.
Digital Products Manager
Souter Holdings Poland(Onnibus)
To implement a mobile application project for our partner, Onnibus, we used React / React Native technology, which significantly reduced the workload and accelerated the publication of applications on Google Play and the AppStore. The solution provided by Unity enables quick ticket purchases and comprehensive traveler support during the entire journey, directly from the smartphone screen.
IT Project Manager