Real-Time Order Management To Manage Food Waste
Created mobile and web applications that would help feed communities in need, reduce waste, and save money
The company needed revamping of their digital platform and building a new mobile/web application that would make donating food fast and easy. They required a platform that could track transactions at all levels and in real-time — from order and pickup through delivery. It had to be intelligent, utilizing Geolocation to automatically connect users as well as allow for corporations and event organizers to register through web and mobile to track their tax receipts and savings.
mobileLIVE designed and developed both the mobile and web application that intelligently matched excess food to local nonprofits. The solution provided real-time information on both food availability and its delivery, along with features like choosing pickup location, schedule, payment options, and allowing drivers to accept pickup requests. Customers could initiate pickup, save addresses, track completed, cancelled, and skipped requests while organizers and corporations could easily register and track their savings.
As a result, mobileLIVE’s end-to-end solution was able to make donating food and helping the community easier, faster, and lucrative. The critical factor in donating food — time — was drastically cut; reducing wastage. Since completing the project, the company has seen more than 1 million lbs of food recovered, more than 900,000 meals delivered, 3.5 million lbs of CO2 emissions diverted and more than $10 million worth of food delivered to people in need.