In collaboration with ATA IT, Typografics developed a logistical app for truck drivers and couriers to use to check their daily route, to input information about deliveries, and report issues. This allows drivers to maintain real-time contact with the back office, ensuring speedy follow-up.
A user-friendly app for drivers
The Delia4Driver app guides drivers through their daily routes. Each day, drivers receive push alerts when their routes for the next day have been finalised. It can be a fixed existing route, or a new route. The order of the deliveries and addresses is clearly indicated, so that no misunderstandings can occur.
The app also minimises the administrative burden on the drivers. Simple status updates allow the drivers to register deliveries as completed or report any issues they ran into.
Design for a specific target audience
A good app takes into account the particulars of those who are going to be using it. For the users of this logistics app, we had to take into account the fact that the design had to be simple, clear, and incredibly straightforward. The buttons needed to be big enough to make them easily legible and clickable. We developed the entire flow logically, keeping the needs of the target audience in the back of our minds.
A modern, contemporary look
The app had to be technically solid, but we decided to go for a modern, contemporary look. We chose a sleek, business-like font without any unnecessary bells and whistles. As for the colours, we picked a clear, bright colour palette.
A custom interface
The app is only ever going to be used on iPads, so all images and dimensions are adapted to iPads. To ensure that communication is easy and efficient, we used icons and buttons with simple, brief words and terms that would be clearly legible.
Connected at any time and any place
This app ensures that drivers are always connected to the back office; the back office receives real-time reports whenever deliveries are completed. Things like route changes due to traffic issues or roadwork can also be communicated easily and quickly.
If a delivery cannot be completed, the driver can also inform the back office of that fact with a single press of a button.