- Strategy & Planning
- Technical Design
- UX & UI Design
- Front-end Development
- Web Integrations
- Catalogue management
- Tariff library
- Royalty calculators
- User account management
Key Project Results
Reduced client costs by developing one code base for two operating systems
Increased user adoption by stabilizing the code & improving the user experience
Equipped businesses & SOCAN members with a variety of helpful tools
Streamlined workflows by introducing automation & various UX improvements
RICH IN FUNCTIONALITY
The SOCAN mobile app features a variety of tools to make life easier for users and for SOCAN itself. These tools include a license finder and fee calculator for businesses that use music, and a royalty calculator to help musicians determine their earnings. The secure login area also lets musicians track their song catalogue and view quarterly statements of earnings.
STREAMLINED USER EXPERIENCE
Analysis of the legacy app gave us a chance to see for ourselves where the front-end experience fell short. We modernized and simplified the user interface while aligning it with various web services. Likewise, upgrades to the user experience were designed to be seamless—improving legibility, streamlining information architecture and incorporating clearer navigation.
The new SOCAN mobile app integrates all of the core business workflows from before, but they’ve been re-architected to remove bottlenecks. For example, members can email earnings statements to themselves, while businesses can get tariff applications delivered straight to their inbox—offloading a cumbersome process from SOCAN personnel.
The biggest improvements happened on the development side. By using Angular and Ionic Framework—the leading open-source mobile SDK—we created a fully cross-platform app. A single code base drives consistent performance on Apple iOS and Android devices—solving one of the biggest problems with the previous version of the app while keeping development costs down.
Major improvements to the code stabilizes performance across both operating systems, providing a more consistent and reliable experience for all users. The new version of the app makes it easier than ever for members to manage their account on the go, while keeping all of the core business workflows from before. Businesses can also get tariff applications delivered straight to their inbox, offloading a cumbersome process from SOCAN personnel.
- Integration of several web services in Java
- “Licence finder” tool to help users find the right tariff for their needs
- License and performance royalty calculators
- Integrated tariff library browseable by business type
- Account management with access to catalogue of creative works and statement history