DALLAS, TX., March 25, 2020 - As the Covid-19 pandemic leads to more businesses and community resources shuttering their doors in an effort to slow the spread of the virus, communities and organizations are seeking new digital ways to engage with residents in need. The NeedServ Progressive Web App is a project that has been years in the making and was approved for launch just as the world encounters a major global pandemic.
The team at NeedServ (a ministry of The Jesus Alliance) selected the IHUBApp Digital Experience Platform as the tool of choice to build their solution after trying others. Another major factor was the history of the platform having been built for work in South Africa (at the request of Nelson Mandela) and its proven success in remote and extreme environments (such as the Kakuma Refugee Camp). Over the last year, successful pilots have been deployed in areas hit by natural disasters and the teams were just preparing to launch the new app when the pandemic arrived.