Software Development for National Express Ticketing System.
This software development project provided a portable solution to improve bus ticket sales both at the terminal and on-board.
The ticketing system was written in C# with the deployment on to a Casio IT-3100 mobile printer/handheld touchscreen, running Windows CE. The ticket printer then interfaced via Bluetooth to a portable credit card machine.
Bus routes and appropriate rates can be pre-loaded and changed via a docking system. The operator selects the current route via a drop down list which pre-loads the relevant ticket options and fares. Sales can then be taken with cash and via card due to the handheld printer talking to a portable credit card machine.
Multiple travellers can be combined into one sale and one ticket.
Multiple operators can use the unit by logging in and the full audit trail and data collected is downloaded when the unit is docked,for analysis and reporting. At the end of each shift the operator can print a summary which details ticket sales, refunds, plus totals of cash and card transactions.
The code used multi threading to simultaneously update the displays and communicate to the credit card machine.
- National Express Ticketing Software Development
- software development cumbria, software development
No.1 ecommerce website - Andrew Strain
Ecommerce website serving 6 major UK Airports.
We contracted Impact to help us develop an ecommerce website offering executive lounge services at Heathrow, Gatwick & Stansted. Impact assisted in writing the functional specification and developed the ecommerce store from scratch. Over time we have enhanced the website to now take bookings for everything from lounge access to limousine hire, and airside bedrooms to spa services. This website queries real-time availability using web API's and pushes bookings through to the relevant airport lounges, plus distributes messaging to all appropriate services eg concierge, beauty therapists etc. There are also affiliate tracking systems and dynamic discount code features.
This project has involved some complex problem solving and development and we have always found Andy more than capable of delivering a solution that has met our needs, timeline and budget.
I have always found Impact to be prompt in communications, available to discuss any ideas or issues that we’ve had, and they have often gone the extra mile by making changes to our website and epos systems in the early hours of the morning so as to minimise disruption to our executive lounges.
Director of Digital