Metals & Catalysts

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Simplifying the selling process for a metal recycling company

Building a new version of the app for iOS and Android

Metals & Catalysts specializes in recycling a wide array of different materials. We partnered with Metals & Catalysts to build an app that simplifies the selling process for the company’s customers.

industries:
E-commerce
Automotive
technologies:
React Native
services:
Mobile development
UX/UI design
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Established over 40 years ago, Metals & Catalysts is a family-owned business that operates across the UK. Metals & Catalysts buys and recycles catalytic converters, ferrous and non-ferrous metals, and lead-acid batteries. The company has over 10 years of experience in scrapping catalysts for precious metals.

Metals and Catalysts wanted to improve its reach and help its customers sell their catalytic converters more efficiently.

We've worked with Metals & Catalysts a couple of years ago to build their first mobile app for iOS. Now the company came to us with two tasks: an upgrade of the existing app and the development of a new app for Android.

To help customers sell their catalytic converters, Metals & Catalysts needed an app that would make it easy for users to valuate their catalysts. An efficient valuation process requires the creation of a catalyst catalog where users can easily input car information to browse the catalog and find their catalyst.

A content management system (CMS) integrated with the app is also necessary for the administrators to keep information relevant. A built-in admin panel gives the company insight into who’s using the app.

Scope of Work

The focus of the project was improving Metals & Catalysts' mobile presence by developing an enhanced iOS app, creating a new Android app, and integrating a dynamic CMS for real-time catalytic converter catalog and pricing management.

Mobile App Development and Upgrade

Improving the existing iOS mobile application and developing a new Android version. This included updating the UI/UX design, integrating new functionalities, and ensuring cross-platform compatibility.

Catalyst Catalog Creation and Management

Developing a comprehensive catalyst catalog in the app, enabling users to easily search for catalytic converters by car make, model, and part number. Creating a user-friendly interface and database management system.

Content Management System (CMS) Integration

Implementing a web-based CMS to let Metals & Catalysts administrators efficiently update the catalyst catalog, manage user interactions, and adjust pricing algorithms in response to market changes in precious metal prices.

Solution

Our cross-functional team approached the project from multiple angles. We revamped the design of the old iOS app and introduced a few new functionalities. Simultaneously, we built the app for Android.

To improve the selling process for the company, we introduced an adjustable algorithm that determines the price of precious metals — this lets the owners keep the rates up to date. A web-based CMS makes it easy for Metals & Catalysts to add catalysts to the catalog and manage users.

A highly intuitive mobile application for iOS and Android. The app features a robust catalog of catalytic converters with pictures. Users can browse through the catalog seamlessly and quickly find a catalyst by car make and model. Employees at Metals and Catalysts can adjust price-determining algorithms to reflect current precious metal market prices.

Simple navigation and intuitive UI help users overcome communication issues by making it easy for customers who want to sell their catalytic converter to look up a relevant catalyst, add it to cart, and receive a valuation.

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