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CASE Feb 24, 2022

Brightest trains Oakfields developer team in testing

Aurelie Favresse

Hasselt-based Oakfields develops apps for businesses. The ten-strong team sought a partner for the testing of its apps. Enter Brightest, who helped them develop a framework and trained their team of developers to do their own testing going forward.

Hasselt-based Oakfields develops apps for businesses. The ten-strong team sought a partner for the testing of its apps. Enter Brightest, who helped them develop a framework and trained their team of developers to do their own testing going forward.

Frederik Schottey: "These days, every business needs an app but hiring an in-house team of developers can quickly become a very complex and expensive affair. We build custom apps for businesses, both mobile and web apps. We think along about the content of the app and draw up the design."

Oakfields built an app for a construction company, among others, to configure Gyprock profiles, as well as an app for a lighting manufacturer to familiarise its electricians with the 3,500 lights in its assortment via online training. Frederik Schottey: "Think of a training app as a kind of computer game with which users earn points. Through this principle of gamification, we encourage the electricians to use the app more often."

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Limburg start-up scene

Limburgse Reconversiemaatschappij (LRM) supports and is an umbrella organisation for various start-ups in Limburg, including Oakfields. Frederik Schottey: "When the pandemic broke out, LRM was keen to maintain the community spirit among the Limburg start-ups and scale-ups. The idea grew to build an app to keep in touch with each other. We were commissioned to build the Community Booster."

Via the Limburg start-up scene, Oakfields crossed paths with Brightest. Frederik Schottey: "We have all the in-house expertise needed to design and build an app, but when it came to testing, we lacked in-depth know-how. Brightest instantly knew what we wanted and was prepared to train us based on a concrete case."

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Testing professionalised

Brightest mapped the opportunities around the testing process at Oakfields and provided an analysis and a plan of action. Frederik Schottey: "Thanks to Brightest, we have learnt a lot in a very short time. They set up a framework for us, built tools for automation and trained the team. While we had been doing testing before, Brightest helped us professionalise this activity. It was the final link in the app development chain which we can now also competently carry out in-house thanks to Brightest."

Meanwhile, the collaboration has ended, with Oakfields able to apply its newly acquired knowledge independently. "If we have any questions down the line, we won’t hesitate to contact Brightest again. Like us, they are a no-nonsense and result-driven company. Without needing too much explanation, they understood our needs. In next to no time, we managed to create an automation framework. Their culture of pragmatism and efficiency is perfectly aligned with ours."

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