The App Technology Fuelling Rental Market Innovation

Living the Good Life

Canvas had a deadline. In five short months, their modern rental development project, named Communa, would be complete. A key part of their success strategy was to release a partner app to accompany the grand opening. The product’s goal; to help create a rental experience better than anything seen before.

We knew Appetiser could deliver the technology and the quality needed to be successful, and complete the project on a such a tight timeframe.

Excellence by Design

For an app within the lifestyle sector, design has to be exceptional. Through close collaboration and communication, we identified the most valuable features that would deliver peak value to customers and the maximum return on investment for the business.

Provides a central point of information and functionality for all residents, bringing a community together

Social features that provide the ability for residents to connect

Book classes and services

Instant Issue reporting and direct access to support staff for ‘peace of mind’ living

Community news, events, and resident perks

  • Provides a central point of information and functionality for all residents, bringing a community together.
  • Social features that provide the ability for residents to connect.
  • Book classes and services.
  • Instant issue reporting and direct access to support staff for ‘peace of mind’ living.
  • Community news, events, and resident perks.

Trust in the Process

Through our visual scoping process, we created estimates that were 50% more accurate than traditional requirements documents, resulting in budget certainly and a drastically reduced risk of missed timelines.

Experiences to Remember

Leveraging our experience working on successful projects for clients such as Youfoodz and Grill’d, we got to work on development. Using our proprietary Baseplate technology, we were able to build 50% faster and at a higher quality level than competitors, reducing the cost for the client.

Speed was Key

The app is an excellent showcase for the innovation that product technology can bring to traditional markets that are often slow to embrace progress. The project went from idea to market in only four and a half months, ready for the Communa grand opening — saving Canvas time and money in the process.

The Canvas Living app is now an integral part of a new way of renting for hundreds of Queensland residents, and highlights our client as a true pioneer in the industry.

Project Team

Arjon Jason Castro

Web Developer

Abbas Ahmadi

Product Manager

Jonathan Ching

Front-end Developer

Vaughn Armada

Android Developer

Adonis Dumadapat

iOS Developer

Lina Farias

Product Designer

Inaki Narciso

iOS Developer