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2014 Australian Mobile & App Awards

mobile, web, IoT, desktop, connected devices
design champion, best studio, best start-up & IoT
plus 20 specialist nomination categories

demand design, celebrate courage

Yates My Garden App [DRAFT]





 

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Project Overview

The Yates My Garden Mobile app is the world’s most comprehensive interactive guide to gardening. The multi platform app provides gardening pros and enthusiasts with everything they need to design, grow and manage their perfect garden, featuring an Augmented Reality Garden Visualiser with a wide selection of virtual plants.

The app steps the user through the garden life cycle; finding inspiration, designing, planning, planting, growing, managing and solving pesky problems that stop the garden from thriving.

The app is available on iPhone, iPad and Android; integrated with Social Media and Yate's Garden Club community.

Project Commissioner

Yates

Project Creator

Webling Interactive

Team

Webling Interactive

Project Brief

Yates provides expert gardening advice and home gardening products for all types of gardens. They are one of the most trusted gardening brands in Australia with a history stretching over 125 years. Much of the company’s success rests on its ability to adapt to changes in lifestyle and continue to meet the needs of each new generation of gardeners.

Yates’s dedication to better engage with old and new generations required a novel business solution and research pointed to the emergence of mobile as the next frontier. In collaboration with Webling, Yates’ executive team agreed mobile was the perfect channel to deliver utility for gardeners both in-store and in the garden, through providing genuine utility and comprehensive contextual information that directed path-to-purchase.

Project Need

As Yates’ consumers are both the budding gardeners and seasoned pros, the App provides both with everything they need to design, grow and manage their perfect garden. The app steps the user through each stage of the garden life cycle; from finding inspiration, designing, planning, planting and growing to managing and solving problems that stop gardens from thriving.

The Augmented Reality “Garden Visualiser” gives gardeners an intuitive way to draft the layout and look of their garden before planting a thing.

The user can design their ideal garden by finding out which seeds and plants best suit the climate and conditions of their specific area. Growing the garden and tracking the progress of plants is easy. The user simply adds what they've planted to the app in a ‘plot’ and then receives helpful reminders to help their garden flourish. They can also use the problem solver to diagnose and treat any pests, weeds and diseases with a relevant recommendations from Yates’s comprehensive range of products.

User Experience

My Garden Mobile is an unprecedented mobile offering to gardeners, delivering on a vision to exceed the expectations of an iconic Australian brand and meeting the needs of a new generation of gardeners.

4500 purchase recommendations, via the Plant/Seed Finder and Solutions Finder were made in the first couple of weeks of the launch. What truly exceeded expectations was that 33% of the gardeners using the app created a shopping list and located a store thereby directly facilitating path to purchase and delivering on one of our key objectives.

In terms of utilising unique brand assets, the results demonstrate clearly how the app is providing utility and value to gardeners old and new. So far at least 2500 problems have been solved via the app. Average dwelling time on the app is around 4.33 minutes, a clear sign the gardeners are engaging with the app and digging deeper into the features to help with their gardens.

In the first six weeks since launch, the app attracted approx. 8500 unique users with no advertising or media budget to speak of, exceeding our expectations and resulting in a very happy client.

Project Marketing

Yates provides expert gardening advice and home gardening products for all types of gardens. They are one of the most trusted gardening brands in Australia with a history stretching over 125 years. Much of the company’s success rests on its ability to adapt to changes in lifestyle and continue to meet the needs of each new generation of gardeners.

Yates’s dedication to better engage with old and new generations required a novel business solution and research pointed to the emergence of mobile as the next frontier. In collaboration with Webling, Yates’ executive team agreed mobile was the perfect channel to deliver utility for gardeners both in-store and in the garden, through providing genuine utility and comprehensive contextual information that directed path-to-purchase.

Project Privacy

The app is filly compliant with all relevant Commonwealth and State Privacy laws and the Spam Act.

Users are not "opted-in" by default and are prompted to enter their details if/when required.

All user data is held on a secure server.

Before sharing any content on social media, users are required to give the appropriate "permissions".




This category recognises campaigns that use elements such as competitions, promotions & messaging to engage customers on the mobile channel exclusively.
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