When you want to see a movie, there’s nothing better than having your own concierge to find the best session, book your tickets and usher you quickly past box office queues.
So when Grand Cinemas approached us to build their next app, that’s exactly what we did. It’s like a box office in your pocket including features like browsing movies, watching trailers, viewing sessions, selecting Gold Lounge seats, buying tickets and avoiding queues.
We built Native iOS and Android apps that communicate with a cloud based server application written in Go. This server application handles interfacing with Grand’s ‘Venue’ ticketing and CRM systems. Our solution also uses Firebase to track member bookings and send push notifications for movie reminders and relevant trivia.
Movie data, trailers and poster imagery is pulled directly from an integrated Flicks API. Furthermore a custom administration console written with the React framework allows Grand staff to manage movie information, create offers and audit bookings and payments. Payments are handled via an integrated CBA BPoint gateway with an implementation of ‘ReD Shield’ fraud prevention.