JPGreze’s “FunFangle” is a spending account management and point of sale system designed for summer camps. Parents are able to deposit funds into their kids’ camper accounts through an online web portal which they can spend while at camp at various points of sale. The system made its debut at camps in New Hampshire and Colorado in the 2017 summer season and is scheduled to launch at more camps in summer 2018.
We needed to develop a point of sale system and integrated web portal hosted on AWS while minimizing hosting costs. Additionally, the POS would need to be able to integrate with various third party hardware components, including barcode scanners, receipt printers, Square for processing credit transactions, and bluetooth NFC readers for reading from/writing to wristbands for camper identification.
Furthermore, the point of sale would need to be developed initially for the iPad but with the ability to easily add Android Tablet support.
We developed a sleek web portal built in Angular that would easily allow parents to access and deposit money into their campers’ accounts and view their transaction history, along with many other features. The FunFangle portal also allows camp managers to control their camp’s settings and export reports on a variety of data (i.e. how much revenue they made per session). To lower hosting costs, we decided to go a serverless approach - the system does not rely on any virtual machines or servers. The web portal is hosted on S3, with CloudFront managing distribution.