After twelve weeks of high intensity development :) our ASOS VR experience, Ascend, and event app, Engage are both up and running.
Over the course of the next 7 days we will have 12 Oculus Rift headsets running 24 hours a day, as 1500 ASOS CC employees are taken on a virtual journey, imagining they're engagement with customers taking place in a futuristic space port, with customers being gathered by giant robotic arms as you race upwards on a moving platform that launches the user, and the customers they that have joined them, into an alien landscape alongside thier ASOS colleagues.
This is one of those occasions when words really don't do the project justice. Probably easy to understand if you take a look at what we did by clicking here.
Less graphically dramatic but ultimately just as important in the wider scheme of the event was our Engage app.
This was developed to be the organisational glue behind the week long training process. Using AWS cloud storage and processing we created an app and database back end that provided each user with an individual schedule for the weeks events, based around their respective shift patterns and the demands of the business. In addition the app gamified the event, providing users with challenges to be completed and a global scoreboard on which their progress was displayed. If database driven, gamifying, scheduling and scoring apps are what you're into then we'll have details up in the Work section of the site shortly.
All the best