Digital solutions that empower business.
Scaffold Digital is a Northern Ireland based Digital Agency. Founded in 2008 we are a forward-thinking group of people, focus on developing the digital potential for business and organizations. We believe that digital technology, executed well can revolutionize business.
We specialize in software development covering web design & development, hosting, UX design, app development and machine-based bespoke software design and development in a variety of languages.
University of Ulster, Warmflow, Antrim & Newtonabbey Borough Council, Shelbourne Motors & many more
Shelbourne Motors have been working with Scaffold Digital since 2016 to fully digitise processes from sales right through to HR. They first reached out to us to redevelop a legacy system that they had been in place for around 10 years previous, they firstly wanted to extend this platform to try and fully encompass their needs. However, after we worked with them to establish their objectives, whilst also carrying out a full technical audit on the existing platform it was decided that we would re-build the platform entirely, including new functionality to help them achieve their goals.
Shelbourne Motors have a fully responsive, secure portal that allows them to track sales, run reports, manage warranties, carry out internal audits, asset management and many more features that assist everyone in the business day-to-day. They have achieved their goal of digitising all processes and saving administration time throughout all parts of the business.
The Institute of Public Administration (IPA), based in Dublin is Ireland’s only public service development agency, focused exclusively on public sector development. For the last 53 years the IPA have commissioned the printing of a hardback book, known as ‘Ireland – A Directory”. It is an inclusive and extensive directory with approximately 9,000 organisations, covering both the private and public sector. The IPA first approached Scaffold Digital in late 2018 with the desire to re-create this book in digital format as a mobile app for both iOS and Android, alongside a bespoke content management system.
EU SWIM first approached Scaffold Digital in early 2019 with an invitation to tender for the design and development of their new mobile app and management system. The EU SWIM project is a cross-border research programme dedicated to developing a system for live bathing water quality monitoring at multiple beaches across NI and ROI. The EU SWIM project team had developed an API that allowed us to access data that included predictions of water quality, temperature and the tidal forecast of these beaches. We were tasked with displaying this information in the format of an app, alongside events information, full beach profiles and partner information.
The EU SWIM team have an app for iOS and Android, a bespoke Laravel content management system and a link to the active API pulling live water quality updates. We turned this app and management system around over the course of 12 weeks, allowing the EU SWIM team to launch the app at the start of the 2019 bathing season, giving them maximum opportunity to market this app over the summer months on beaches across NI and ROI.
The Cithrah Foundation approached Scaffold Digital in 2017 after securing funding from Comic Relief to design and develop an app and online web portal to help victims of domestic abuse track and record incidents in a private and secure environment. The project included a mobile app and a cloud management system that included two factor authentication. The Cithrah Foundation wanted to create a mobile app to help victims of domestic violence record incidents in such a way that should they ever need it, they would have a comprehensive and useful account of what happened, all recorded in a secure location.
Outcome: The Cithrah Foundation now have an app for iOS and Android with a cloud-based management system. The app was designed to ask users a series of questions that would allow them to record incidents of domestic violence in such a way that if they ever needed to use them in the future, they would have a detailed and useful account of events. The app also allows users to add photos, video, audio recordings and the date/time of everything submitted. As soon as users answer a question and submit it is synced straight to the cloud management system and encrypted for them to access at any time. Registered users could then login to the online portal at any time to review their submissions from the app.
Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council (ANBC) first engaged with Scaffold Digital in early 2018 to design and develop a new mobile app for both iOS and Android as well as a bespoke content management system. The new app was commissioned to help ANBC better engage with citizens in their catchment area, making it as easy as possible for people living in the local area find out information about their local councillors, bin collections, local services and much more. The new ANBC app needed to be developed in tandem with the new council website as they were keen to develop an API link to pull the most up to date content into the mobile app without the council having to enter the same content in multiple locations. As part of this project we were required to work alongside Simply Zesty in order to fully meet the requirements of the council’s digital strategy.
Outcome: ANBC now have an app for iOS and Android with a cloud-based management system. The app has successful API links with the council website and their external administration system Te-Care which has allowed the council to encompass everything they need to allow their citizens to fully engage with the council as easily as possible. The app will allow users to explore all local services, get directions and find out more information about the facilities available to them in their local area, all of which can be updated in real-time through the management system we have provided to ANBC.
"They made working with them easy..."
Scaffold Digital developed a mobile app that is continuously updated with information for the public.
"They made working with them easy..."
Oct 21, 2019
The solution has been downloaded a significant number of times, and internal stakeholders are pleased with its accessibility. Scaffold Digital excelled at explaining concepts. Their well-structured workflow was complemented by responsive communication.
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Please describe your company and your position there.
I am Head of Development at Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful - we are an environmental charity dedicated to making Northern Ireland a cleaner and more pleasant place in which to live.
For what projects/services did your company hire Scaffold Digital?
We have an EU project on Bathing Water Quality to give real-time bathing water predictions. We are leading the Communications element of the project and that included developing an APP for the general public to be able to check bathing water quality and events on their local beaches.
What were your goals for this project?
The App needed to be: Simple and Clean to Use; Be accessible on all the main mobile platforms; be able to connect to an API to receive the remotely uploaded bathing water quality information and to be easily updated.
How did you select this vendor?
We contacted all of the local companies to invite them to tender, we shortlisted from the replies by the deadline and invited finalists to pitch and Scaffold were the best contender for our budget, outcomes and time constraints.
Describe the project in detail.
We had a start up meeting and a time line set up so we could check progress at any time and review meetings along the way and evaluation meeting post completion.
What was the team composition?
We mostly went through our key contact who was the project manager Sarah-Jane) who was excellent and we were aware of a larger team working away in the background.
Can you share any outcomes from the project that demonstrate progress or success?
We were very pleased with out App in ease of use and also for a niche area the download numbers have been good.
How effective was the workflow between your team and theirs?
Great workflow easy to track software and great contact whenever needed.
What did you find most impressive about this company?
They made working with them easy - great contact easy explanations and great work.