Paganza App Gets Ported To BlackBerry 10 In Only Three Days

Paganza is already a popular app for Android, and their next step was to port the app over to BlackBerry 10. The app team from Urguary was able to port it over in just 3 days. Last week on the Monday the app didn’t even exist, then by Thursday it was ready to go and submitted to BlackBerry World. In order for them to do this, they went to the BlackBerry Innovation Center in Buenos Aires. They were able to get help from BlackBerry experts.

hit the break to hear the story of how it all came together

Paganza is a revolutionary application for paying family bills. The app allows scanning the barcode of the invoice and making payments through a bank account. The service was recently launched in Uruguay and within weeks was already leading the ranking of finance applications in the iPhone and Android stores.

The last week of last December, Paganza was invited to the BlackBerry Innovation Center in Buenos Aires with the aim of having its application available on the new platform before January 30th. While those were complicated dates and the term was very short, we decided to accept the challenge. The result was that in single a week we managed to migrate the application and today we have the first version of Paganza available in BlackBerry World.

Development was carried out with the native BlackBerry 10 SDK, which allowed us to easily access existing C++ libraries without compromising performance. At the same time the user interface was developed with Cascades, which gave us access to an extensive library of controls and a rapid iteration of logic in JavaScript. The application uses a C++ library of recognition of bar codes developed in-house with the support of the National Agency for research and innovation of the Uruguay (ANII). This library, unlike those used to read barcodes of books, allows to read longer bar codes such as those present in utility bills, in a very heterogeneous universe of cameras, like the ones we have in Latin America.

The company’s plan is to consolidate a case of success in Uruguay to then expand to countries in Latin America, making agreements with banks in the region, where the payment of invoices is a headache and cell phones are growing exponentially.

Marcelo Lanfranconi
CTO – Paganza

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