The tech world is full of TLA’s – three letter acronyms - and one of them is SDK. SDK stands for Software Development Kit – but what is that and how important is it to car parking technology?
With the complexity of mobile apps and the demands for them to change rapidly, tech companies and developers are increasingly looking for ways to not have to reinvent the wheel. In the programming world it is very common that something you are trying to implement has already been created by someone else, and they are often prepared to share their efforts with others. Their work is shared by creating something called a Software Development Kit (SDK) or library.
Below are 3 key reasons why SDKs are a great option for your business to implement smart parking solutions.
One of the biggest reasons why an SDKs is desirable is the time saved in development. Building specific functionality can often take months, an SDK implementation can cut that down to weeks - a typical Inugo SDK integration is two weeks from start to production ready.
Consumers like one place to do everything they need to. Swapping between multiple apps and brands adds complexity into their experience, causing frustration with different layouts and workflows, ultimately devaluing the brand during the experience. This can be frustrating when a company has already invested large amounts into marketing and brand building, only to have a new brand introduced. By using an SDK, you get to keep your brand, your processes and your relationships - you are simply enhancing your parkers’ experience by having everything they need in one place.
By working in partnership with like minded businesses you can often achieve more than you could alone. By partnering with companies via their SDK’s, you are expanding your networks and technology - a mutual win for all. These partnerships often mean you are the first to hear about their new technology and opportunities - and first to be able to use them.
At Inugo, we embrace the idea of an SDK. Many of the companies we work with have an existing mobile application that is used by millions of people on a day to day basis. They have made large investments into marketing and development already – certainly something that you would not want to throw away. By incorporating our expertise and cutting edge technology in the form of an SDK they get to keep their brand, processes and relationships but give their customers the benefits of Inugo functionality.
Inugo can incorporate our seamless digital payment and access functionality into your existing app, or provide you with a white labeled app with all the Inugo seamless functionality, integrated into your back office system. With Inugo you get a birds eye view of your operation in real-time and the benefit of six years of app research and development.