Mediahuis is a cluster of Belgian and Dutch news brands including Gazet van Antwerpen (GVA), De Standaard, Het Nieuwsblad and Het Belang van Limburg.
To strengthen their technical teams with mobile experts, Mediahuis looked for a reliable partner. 3factr has been working with them since 2015, on a consultancy basis, on the continuous development of their mobile applications.
Every brand of Mediahuis has its own application. All applications share one goal: send news into the world. The range is very broad and spreads over a big target group. That is the reason it is extremely important these applications function optimally on a broad range of devices. Continuous development isn’t an unnecessary luxury. 3factr excels in this project as a reliable expert.
In the past, Mediahuis outsourced the development of their apps to an external company. In spring 2015, in order to gain more insight into changes and budgets, they decided to set up an in-house development team and expand it with external personnel.
Mediahuis conducted a market study into different technologies: from native mobile development, HTML5 and Angular to native cross-platform app development. The last option, in the form of the Xamarin platform, was their preferred option, so they quickly brought in 3factr to strengthen the in-house development team.
Ever since then, our Xamarin Certified consultants have been delivering the experience and knowledge that the Mediahuis technical team lacks. Together, we build user-friendly mobile apps that are viewed by thousands of users every day.
In this project, 3factr has excelled as a reliable on-site expert.