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PetKey

Geolocation & Pet Care

Since 2003, PetKey has provided pet geo-tracking solutions to thousands of happy customers. In 2020, it was time for us to build a mobile application together.

As the team at PetKey knows, a pet is a member of the family. Keeping them safe and accounted for is of the utmost importance. It was the next step in the evolution of PetKey to add a mobile app to the array of tools at their disposal. With the PetKey mobile app, users have instant access to a network of others who can help them reconnect with their pets, including the team at PetKey. With just a few taps, a user can post their missing pet, and browse other lost pets in their area.,

We built the PetKey app to provide an intuitive, easy-to-use experience for users of all ages.

The heart of the app is the PetKey community network. With the devoted community of pet owners participating in the ecosystem, combined with the power of the app itself, the Petkey app will become a tremendous ally for owners who have lost a pet. It was also important to create a fun, rewarding in-app experience, keeping users engaged and excited about using the product. Part of what makes the PetKey app such a powerful resource for pet owners is how easy it is to report lost pets and also pets that are found. The map functionality, showing off fun icons to denote lost pets, found pets, and resources, shows how fun and serious subject matter can intermix. PetKey+ members also have extra benefits via subscription, allowing for instant alerts to go out to anyone in the area. Geolocation capabilities ensure users can see where pets were last seen, too.

The PetKey team was responsible for all of the backend APIs, providing and collaborating with the Chop Dawg team who built the mobile frontend in React Native.

The two companies worked closely together, and PetKey gave Chop Dawg extensive documentation as a blueprint. Chop Dawg has planned for this app to launch in stages. The first stage is the PetKey portion of the app, shown here. This will be followed by the office manager admin backend, and finally, the client-side application. The intention of this staggered launch approach was to allow PetKey to get their product into the market as quickly as possible, without sacrificing quality.

Some of the technology that we used to create the PetKey app

PetKey was built as an iPhone and Android application using React Native and with REST APIs, supporting iOS 12, iOS 13, iOS 14 and Android 9, 10, 11. For the administrator backend, website application, server-side, we used PHP with Laravel, built on React.

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Do you have a question about how we programmed PetKey? Give us a call at (800) 490-1476 or drop us an email at Hello@ChopDawg.com. We’d be happy to help!