Keuruun Energia is an independent Finnish energy company that has been providing energy services in the Keuruu area for over a hundred years. The group includes three companies - Keuruun Sähkö Oy, Keuruun Lämpövoima Oy and Radiki Oy - and employs altogether 50 people.
The company needed an intranet solution that would reach its employees that work in the field, for example, in the maintenance of their electricity network. That's why they wanted the intranet in the form of a mobile app.
Progressive Web App (PWA)
We discussed the various implementation possibilities in light of our client's needs and their existing Android device base. We came to the conclusion that a Progressive Web App (PWA) would provide a light yet sufficient solution for the features that were needed.
PWA is a mobile app that runs on the internet browser. It looks like an app and users can install the app on their mobile home screen. It also enables many of the same features that a native app offers.
Employees can carry the PWA app with them on the field in their mobile device, and thanks to push notification technology, communications will reach them easily. Yet, a PWA is much lighter to implement than a native app, and in this case, choosing PWA didn't mean we'd have to compromise on any features that our client needed.