Sasken implemented YLE Areena app featured in Apple’s Best of 2017

YLE Areena app was featured under the Stream Anytime, Anyplace category of the Best of 2017 list by Apple. This content streaming app is one of the only three Finnish apps featured on Apple’s list for 2017.

YLE, a Finnish media company, had entrusted Sasken with the responsibility of iPad client application implementation of its Areena app in 2013. While the graphics and UI work was created by the YLE team, the Sasken team worked on implementation work from scratch. The nature of the work demanded close cooperation with the design department, backend implementation team, and other parties at YLE. The iPad application was designed to offer rich user experience with a carefully considered visual layout and functionality. Quality was a top priority. Agile methodologies enabled the Sasken and YLE teams to combine their efforts and reach the goal as scheduled and planned. Excellent customer satisfaction was the best prize for the development team and it has further strengthened the relationship between Sasken and YLE. This award-winning application features support for Apple TV & Google Chromecast, state-of-the-art program guide and HTTP Live Streaming (HLS) support to mention a few. According to a news snippet on the company’s website, the iOS app has been installed over 1.6 million times on Apple devices by its users.