To meet the needs of Progistics, the solution would require both hardware and software, and the architecture to support heavy cycles of transactions. For tracking purposes, labels would need to be created for all packages, and then scanned when onboarded and/or offloaded from trucks or warehouses.
Key specifications needed to be adhered to in relationship to the environment where the scanners and label printers would be utilized. Offline mode was a necessity, as these locations often had no WiFi or cellular service available.
To address these challenges, our team developed an Android application to run on hand-held scanners, providing a seamless workflow and user experience to support the onboard/offboard of packages. Additional features, such as using the scanner’s built-in camera to take pictures and log damaged packages, were also included in the app. Our team also created a web-based administration portal, where Progistics could run reports and track packages through their lifecycle. To avoid a depreciation of services, these systems were integrated with TAGNET utilizing a RESTful application program interface (API) and queueing architecture.