Golden Charter are a funeral plan and financial services provider headquartered in Bearsden, Glasgow owned by independent funeral directors. Golden Charter where looking to provide a straight through processing digital service that would allow Funeral Directors to submit applications and take payments from their customers.
The application was required to be designed for use on a Windows 10 tablet. So Arca Studios opted to develop the application using Xamarin Forms to build a Universal Windows Platform app that could be used on Windows phones, tablets and desktops / laptops. This provided flexibility for Funeral Directors who where both office bound and also at the customers residence.
One of the key areas of developing the app was the modular approach for integration with existing Golden Charter business systems and also third party providers. Integrations included payment gateway providers, Google / Bing Maps Geolocation services, WCF Rest services, SQLite, Verifone Payment terminals, Oracle database services, Windows App Store Deployment and Update process.