In February 2015 we began testing our Crew App with a plucky band of volunteers led by Paul “Chopper” Armstrong.
The goal was to integrate our back-office systems with an easily accessible app so our crew can get near real-time information about their shifts.
How Well Has the Gallowglass Crew App Performed Since the Launch?
Since then, the Crew App has become a critical part of the way information is shared among our crew. It reassures our clients that the team they have asked for will turn up at the right place at the right time.
All of our crew rely on the Crew App, not only for their shift information but also for managing their hours worked onsite. The Crew App means they can be confident that any extra work they do is paid promptly at the right time.
A Timeline of The Gallowglass Crew App
As we continually tweak the Crew App, to improve it further, some key milestones have happened:
16.02.2015 – Crew App testing began.
22.05.2015 – Crew App 2.0 launches and the Crew App is made live.
01.11.2016 – Time Off Management added to the Crew App, allowing the crew to make the office aware of their availability to work efficiently.
14.11.2016 – Job Sign Off added to the Crew App, ensuring both the office and client know when the shift has ended and whether any additional hours have been worked onsite.
25.01.2017 – Venue Wiki added to the Crew App, allowing the crew to update information that helps everyone know about that “special” bit of information that is not available on the public websites.
24.04.2017 – Shared Announcements added to the Crew App, allowing information to be shared between the Client and Crew Apps.
31.08.2017 – All of the apps get a makeover, and client profile pictures can appear on the Crew App so that our crew can recognise who the onsite contact is.
09.02.2018 – Timesheet Management and Pay Information added to the Crew App.
22.11.2018 – Document Library and Information Sharing added to the Crew App, allowing clients to upload RAMS via the Client App and have it appear on the Crew App so that the correct crew can review before work begins.