Description of the projet

Mandate

The Guilde des musiciens et musiciennes du Québec (GMMQ) wanted to create a simplified database to centralize the services offered by its members and make it accessible to the public. The application would have to allow users to easily search for musicians – without having to connect online – using a variety of search filters. The verdict: mission accomplished!

Client

Established in 1897, the GMMQ has been defending the interests of Quebec’s professional musicians for more than 100 years. A professionals’ union and artists’ association, the GMMQ is part of the Federation of International Musicians network which represents more than 250,000 musicians around the world. Its mission is to represent and defend the artistic interests of its members and promote the value of music as well as the vital contribution of professional musicians to society. The mobile application truly reflects this mandate by promoting the talent of the GMMQ members.

Areas of expertise of the project

Mobile application

The GMMQ mobile application is an aggregator of all the guild’s musicians. It includes the member directory and enables users to conduct searches using various criteria such as instrument, artist’s name, group or musical style. The simplified database serves as a central repository for all GMMQ members for quick and efficient profile-based searches. The GMMQ also publishes news about its industry in a dedicated section of the application.

Up-to-Date and Off-Line Technology

The technology used by Appcom synchronizes data locally to ensure the continuous updating of all information. Once the musician directory is synchronized, it can be viewed off line anytime and anywhere, without having to access a network or using data.

User-Oriented

The GMMQ application was designed to provide a pleasant and efficient user experience. When conducting a search, the results can be stored in the application as favorites for quick future reference. The database also provides a vast quantity of information about members, including audio samples. Each member profile includes contact info along with a feature that allows users to call, text or email the artist immediately. The interface also enables users to contact the GMMQ directly. The application was designed for both iOS and Android devices to allow as many people as possible to use it.

Management Console

Using the management console, the client can easily publish news regarding the organization. In addition, a notification can be sent to users whenever new content is added. The console also enables the client to manage the ads posted on the application and monetize it freely. The GMMQ team can easily modify an ad or URL to give it the scope it requires. Because synchronization is performed daily, musicians’ profiles and contact info can be modified easily and automatically updated in the application.