The Toolstation League noticed that the majority of their traffic on match days was coming from mobile and wanted to improve the user experience by creating native apps — first for iPhone but later for Android too.
With an emphasis on fixtures and results, the app needed to allow users to follow their club. The app would also act as a directory of clubs within the league and provide information such as directions, prices, and kick off times.
Cocoon utilised the existing database the Toolstation League use for their website along with the FA Full Time league tables within the iPhone and Android apps. We built a “bridge” between the app and the database that provided a light JSON API and cached data when required in Redis.
We opted to build the iPhone app using native technologies such as Swift and reached for React Native when building the Android app. It’s possible in the future that a single React Native codebase will be used for both of the applications.
The app provides a smooth on boarding process and funnels users to follow their club and opt to receive notifications when results are in.