Prior to developing the ILS-S app, the team created a calendar application for BES leadership, with the intent to create something simple and learn from it. This effort allowed the team to sharpen their skills for the next phase of mobile application development.
“It’s not a secret we use smart phones to execute more and more activities in our personal lives,” said Richard Aldridge, program executive officer for Business and Enterprise Systems. “But unfortunately, we come to work and are chained to desktop computers. So we harvested a team of our sharpest young enlisted coders, gave them our challenge and like innovative Airmen do, they gave us something in six weeks. The team delivered a product literally with the cost of a white board and markers, and they trained themselves on mobile app development from YouTube videos, articles and by asking experts. I couldn’t be prouder of the team and what they accomplished.”
The next challenge for the team will be to create a scalable mobile application development capability that will meet the needs for all Air Force business systems mobile application needs.