Campus Drive wanted to create a safe, easy solution for ride and drive services aimed specifically at college students. They needed a public facing website and management portal, but more importantly a flexible mobile app that could be used to connect riders and drivers while providing a simple solution to the resulting transactions.
The Campus Drive story began at Mount St.Mary's, where all three co-founders attended the university and played on the Mount tennis team. The Mount is a small school in a rural region of Maryland, about one hour northwest of Baltimore. Campus Drive strives to bring a safe transportation service to college students who are under-served by the current ride-share market. Campus Drive is the newest ride-share app that brings students together by promoting safety, convenience, and affordability on college campuses.
Spud Software was able to collaborate with Campus Drive and create an entire business solution, including an Administrative portal for managing users, driver applicants, tracking activity, a public facing website, as well as mobile apps available through Android and iOS. Spud Software utilized Xamarin, which creates a responsive cross platform development that utilizes native device functionality.
The solution also features a variety of 3rd Party integrations:
- Google APIs and Mapping technology
- Stripe Connect for payment and payroll processing
- OneSignal for push notifications
- GPS location tracking
- Edmunds vehicle VIN decoding
- Accurate Background for automating background checks
This solution was also built on a fully scale-able cloud architecture within the Microsoft Azure platform to allow for flexible scaling during peak demands.