Government & Public

New app for urban recycling with Mendix

Zühlke is using the Mendix platform to develop a new and improved recycling app for the inhabitants of the city of Aarau in double-quick time.

Recycling app for residents

The city council of the Swiss town of Aarau was looking to adapt its mobile app to include information about various waste disposal services. The new app will be available for download from Google’s Marketplace and Apple’s App Store. Users will receive reliable information about upcoming disposal dates via push notifications, depending on their home address. They will also have the option to read up on local waste disposal regulations and find locations for waste disposal and recycling.

Rapid development of the new solution

The plan was to discontinue the existing solution before the end of the year, hence the urgency. Within a short space of time, Zühlke provided the Aarau city council with a Mendix expert who, in close coordination with the project management, implemented an initial version of the new solution. The key to success was the close and efficient cooperation between all parties, both on-site and virtually. This meant that the requirements could be defined, the solution implemented, and initial feedback received within just ten working days. ​

Fabia Hug, Stadt Aarau
' In just 20 days, the low-code platform brought our ambitious vision to life – from the initial concept to the fully-developed disposal app. With an MVP as our guide, we didn’t hold back. We discovered the true strengths of low code and are now fully motivated to push ahead and implement further projects on this basis. '
Fabian Hug
Project Manager for Digital Transformation, City of Aarau

Reduced maintenance thanks to the Mendix platform

The new solution is being developed in close coordination with the relevant stakeholders. The app will be adjusted in stages with further functions to meet new requirements. The Mendix platform made this rapid development possible, and thanks to its cross-platform capability, the app is now available from both Apple’s App Store and Google’s Marketplace. The use of the Mendix platform keeps maintenance to a minimum. With the new app, the city is offering its residents an important digital service in the area of recycling and providing reliable, personalised information about relevant disposal dates.

Contact person for Switzerland

Silvan Stich

Head of Low-Code

Silvan Stich has taken on the role of Head of Application Platforms as of January 2022. His focus is on team leadership and he is responsible for the development and advancement of the Application Platforms topic within the Cloud Practice. Silvan gained experience with application platforms as a project manager in various projects and bid phases. The great flexibility paired with fast implementation inspires him for the technologies.

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