Second Harvest, Flowfinity to optimize food rescue services with mobile apps

Flowfinity Wireless Inc. has partnered with Canada´s largest food rescue program, Second Harvest, to implement customized mobile forms and apps for use in the charity´s delivery trucks.

Flowfinity is used by Second Harvest drivers, who pick up donated food that would otherwise go to waste, and deliver it to agencies that feed the hungry. At each stop, drivers record the weight and categories of food collected or dropped off, which donor or agency they visited, and other critical information that allows Second Harvest to track and boost its food rescue efforts.

The drivers were previously recording this information on paper forms, which had to be returned to the office, interpreted, and entered into database systems. With more than 200 agency partners, pickup/delivery routes running seven days a week, and office staff spending half a day per week on data entry, Second Harvest saw the potential of using a mobile platform to track information electronically in the field.

Second Harvest selected Flowfinity because it is a highly customizable solution that allows apps and forms to be created and modified without programming. The charity also needed a mobile solution that could integrate with existing back-end database systems.

Flowfinity provides a proven, fully customizable solution for building enterprise mobile apps without programming. Since 2000, Flowfinity has helped leading companies across industries improve productivity, engage management, and improve business insight through all areas of the organization.