A CASE STUDY
pathVu, a worldwide sidewalk network software company, chose Chetu to create & implement a mobile app to improve accessibility & walkability along sidewalks.
pathVu had a vision to build a global map of sidewalks and pathways to improve accessibility, walkability and safety for all pedestrians – of all abilities.
With a mix of pathVu's engineering-grade hardware and Chetu's technical experience with ESRI ArcGIS development, pathVu is developing a worldwide sidewalk network that is improving the happiness, health and safety of every community.
pathVu Navigation is a real-time pedestrian navigation app that improves accessibility and walkability, allowing users to specify their custom route preferences. Users can also submit reports about pathway obstacles allowing others to avoid them.
Chetu's vast industry knowledge, technical expertise and certified Esri ArcGIS developers made them the ideal candidate to perform pathVu custom mobile app development.
pathVu reached out to Chetu for assistance with iOS and Android development support to ensure all their backend features could be incorporated into the mobile app. Another objective was to improve precision of Global Positioning System (GPS) navigation and enhance mapping features that allow users to use the app as their main source for everyday navigation.
pathVu's goal was to use the mobile app to support pedestrians of all disabilities with accessibility support. One of the most common issues pedestrians with disabilities face is the lack of safe, wheelchair-accessible pathways. pathVu addressed this with an index grading scale that allows users to know where it's safe to cross and informs cities of where they are failing to meet quality standards for their citizens.
The requirements were to create, enhance and fix certain aspects of the current application and to also make sure the code was up to standards and followed best practices.
This application language was written in Swift for iOS. Chetu's ESRI ArcGIS developers followed the same structure pathVu had started and developed on the iOS 9.0 SDK using XCODE 9.4 IDE in the Mac Operating System 10.12.6. Chetu also worked on the Android Mobile App version to bring it up to speed in terms of readiness to launch and fixed current bugs. Chetu ESRI developers integrated the same functionality into the Android platform as they did in iOS.
pathVu's mobile app has already helped municipalities in so many ways. The mobile app helps manage snow/ice removal, prevents against trip/fall injuries and lawsuits, helped city leaders develop a transition plan for improvements, helped with traffic signage that needed repairs, and many more examples.
pathVu's app database is transforming the way cities see their sidewalks, perform maintenance, and quality of life for everyone. Since its launch in 2014 cities have been taking notice of this new ESRI ArcGIS technology and pathVu to improve their cities for future generations.
As an ESRI ArcGIS Silver Partner, Chetu developers have a deep and unique understanding of ESRI ArcGIS Solutions.
Our developers are provided a robust set of resources, certified training, and tools, which enable them to provide expertise around specific business functions, product areas, and industries so Chetu can efficiently assist customers, help differentiate their business, and grow their organization.
Eric Sinagra, CEO