After the initial COVID pandemic-related restrictions had been reduced, we were faced with new requirements with regard to the working environment. The office capacity no longer could be used in full. It was necessary to find an efficient way for people to book available spaces so that the booked workstations can be disinfected and prepared. It was crucial for us that the booking process can be done effortlessly, even when people were on their way to the office.
Another need we had was having a list of people present in the office at a given time so that we can notify them if a COVID infection was confirmed for any of the coworkers.
We were using Google spreadsheet at first, but to increase efficiency and take some workload off of our Office Manager, we decided to create an app that would solve these needs.
Key challenges of the project included:
- Building an efficient tool for people to book workspaces
- Efficiently documenting people present at the office at a given time
- Taking workload off of our Office Manager