Rogers One Number softphone and messaging service a collaborative success for Architech

August 16, 2012 The Architech Team

TORONTO, Ontario (August 16, 2012) – The launch earlier this year of the Rogers One Number service marks a new era in the Canadian telco industry and provides another benchmark for Architech’s Agile software development approach.

In a collaborative effort with Rogers, Architech was tasked with building the web portal and mobile call management tool as primary components of Rogers One Number, essentially providing the integration between the web portal and a variety of network services. Architech led the architecture, analysis, development, integration and project management. The web portal was built concurrently with the rollout of Rogers’ new IMS network architecture, making for a complex and challenging development environment in which to deliver.

“This was a complex integration with many new service endpoints to make it all work seamlessly for the user,” says Jungho Kim, Architech’s CTO & Chief Architect. “Continuous collaboration across various groups from Product, to IT, to Engineering was essential, and our Agile delivery model was key to ensuring superior user experience and a product that hit the market need.”

Architech’s approach – which included frequent feature prioritization and bi-weekly demos – required the Architech project team to learn the capabilities and best usage of new features in the network and combine them into a user experience that made sense, while also managing input from many of stakeholders and incorporating feedback from Rogers customers participating in beta testing.

“Canadians have told us that with more and more technology, their lives have become more confusing and complicated. We now have a seamless and easy-to-use solution for them with Rogers One Number,” said John Boynton, Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Communications. “By extending your Rogers wireless number to your computer, we’re transforming and simplifying how Canadians connect with family and friends.”

Architech is a custom software design and engineering company. We create great-looking web, mobile and business applications integrated with backend systems that drive organizations forward. We offer our clients the end-to-end services required to make applications successful including strategy, interface design, prototyping, systems integration, software engineering, product rollout and coaching. Since inception in 2004, our 100+ projects have been successful through small team deployments that follow an Agile process emphasizing collaboration, software engineering best practices, and incremental software delivery.


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