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H&R Block had built the entire system in Adobe’s Flash®, from the backend to the desktop experience. But with iOS’s notorious inability to run Flash®, we had to build the fully featured BlockLive iPad app to integrate with a back-end that was completely incompatible. We were able to seamlessly integrate the Flash® back-end systems functionality by writing low-level network code that spoke to the Flash® in its native protocols.
When we embarked on this app, there was no documentation for the back-end system that was still in development. Sometimes in order to make leaps forward you have to dig deep to find the solution. So that’s just what we did, trying a solution one way, testing, discerning how the servers were working and then writing the documentation to match reality. All this while developing the iPad, iPhone and Android apps and keeping pace with Block’s rapidly evolving back-end development.
Our deep expertise brought the entire H&R Block in-store experience to mobile.