AMP Wealth Management New Zealand (AMP) is one of New Zealand’s leading financial services providers. AMP is committed to helping Kiwis achieve a brighter financial future, and they bring this promise to life through helpful guidance and high-quality products and services like the award-winning AMP KiwiSaver Scheme.
MyAMP, their client-facing mobile app, was built and operated out of Australia. AMP has offices in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, and wanted to manage and control all of their technology locally to deliver an even better digital experience to their New Zealand clients.
AMP wanted an app that had the same look and feel as the original app, but that was rebuilt for the New Zealand market. It was a priority for AMP to perform this work within a tight timeframe that would satisfy their clients. AMP partners with many of New Zealand’s most well-known brands and businesses to help their employees achieve their financial goals, so it was important that the app was relevant for corporate clients and local businesses.
Owing to AMP’s desired project deadline, FlutterShop recommended engineering their mobile solution in Google’s Flutter to drive the timeline. Building the MyAMP app in Flutter allowed FlutterShop to target a single codebase for both Android and iOS platforms. This cut the resources needed to build the app in half—namely the required time and money.
From the project’s start, FlutterShop implemented a continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipeline to provide rapid feedback and ensure a reliable release. Complying to an agreed-upon calendar, we worked in full sprint mode and performed several sprints prior to launch. FlutterShop’s team worked with AMP to ensure secure API integration through Apigee, with validation points throughout the build.
FlutterShop provided an engineering team to perform the mobile application development as part of a cross-functional team driven by AMP. We engaged with the team to ensure the end product operated as desired. While some of the original Australian-built app design was replicated, FlutterShop customised the New Zealand MyAMP app to meet market need and merged it with Google’s Material Design to ensure all core features would delight AMP’s clients.
For AMP, the key priority was to create a secure, native app for Android and iOS on an accelerated schedule.
The solutions FlutterShop built using Flutter enabled AMP to release the MyAMP app within 14 weeks. AMP was able to migrate their clients from the Australian-built app to the new app with minimal impact. Clients found an updated MyAMP app that is more relevant for local businesses and individuals. Meanwhile, AMP has a stronger foundation from which to continue to enhance the digital experience for their corporate clients.
As part of the collaboration with the AMP team, FlutterShop included analytical features that tie in with their existing analytics. AMP can now better manage the app going forward, and be able to see where there might be pain points, technical issues, or areas of opportunity.
By engineering the app in Flutter, FlutterShop also reduced overhead costs for a major enterprise. The team created a product that allows future required or desired changes to happen very quickly and to introduce new changes to the market at a near-instant rate.