Built With Qt
Qt partner Loihde Factor helped Savonlinja to take the digital leap to completely renew their digital services and claim a pioneer position among their competitors. The result of this project was a complete rework of their web store's functionalities as well as mobile applications for drivers and passengers for iOS and Android, built with Qt.
- Kimmo Heikkilä, SVP, Marketing & Sales, Loihde Factor
A consistent user experience regardless of the platform was critical for this project, both from a user interface and experience point of view. Qt's cross-platform technology made this a fast and easy task because all the major functions had to be designed and developed only once.
Loihde Factor also successfully integrated native libraries and used device-specific features with Qt.
Both Loihde Factor and Savonlinja were very happy with the application's performance with QML. Qt Quick Controls 2 provided all the needed touch UI controls for a modern UI. If there was anything missing or some customization needed, it was very fast to implement.
Savonlinja Oy started a schedule-based service between Lappeenranta and Lauritsala with a brand-new T-Ford in 1924. Today Savonlinja is a family-owned company employing over 700 transport professionals. Savonlinja operates with over 500 buses, mainly in Eastern and South-Eastern Finland, the Helsinki metropolitan area and the Turku region. Each year the company carries approximately 15 million passengers, and the buses run more than 25 million kilometers.