Monday 27 April 2020
Solidarity assured, close to you
The Covid-19 crisis has given rise to new needs. The idea of App4You, which is fully in line with Ethias's digital strategy and values, was conceived by the NRB and Ethias innovation teams. It was then developed by the NRB's Digital Transformation team, with the help of colleagues from Afelio, the software factory of the NRB Group.
App4You: accessible to everyone
App4You is a web platform that puts people in need in touch with people who want to devote some time to them, to do their shopping, offer distance learning courses, or donate games or books, for example.
The platform is accessible to everyone in Belgium, even those who are not clients of Ethias. With a few clicks you can create an account, then make a request or offer services, and follow the status of your request or offer. It's easy to use and fast. Applicants are put in contact with volunteers who, for their services, are provided free of charge with Ethias's civil liability and personal accident insurance.
A web platform created in only 3 weeks
App4You was developed in the cloud, based on AWS, Azure and Google technology. From the start of the project, the pace was set. Every morning, the project team met (remotely, of course!) to discuss the status and define the priorities for the day. At the end of the day, alignment with Ethias management was assured on the legal aspects, content validation, and so on. In the end, it took three weeks to put the application online, in its first version at least, since ideas for further development are already in the pipeline.
What about you?
Would you like to volunteer and join this solidarity network? Or do you need some assistance?