Our team members have all experienced the challeges of joining a new company and navigating employee onboarding resources and wanted to come up with a better way. We recently began learning how to create apps involving 360 degree images and all agreed that it could be a great way to train employees.
What it does
HR Train allows employees of a company to access all of their onboarding and training resources from a single app. They can also open an interactive 360 degree visualization of their workplace filled with useful information.
How we built it
We built the core Android app around the Flock messaging app, which allowed us to perform basic employee onboarding functions simply by typing commands. We included a feature which allows users to open a 360 degree image of their workplace and interact with various pieces of equipment.
Challenges we ran into
We had challenges coming up with the best way to receive information while using our visualization app in its various modes of operation.
Accomplishments that we're proud of
We were able to create a detailed VR experience which we found informative as well as fun and interesting to use.
What we learned
We learned about the limitations and challenges of working with 360 degree images.
What's next for HR Train
We would like to deploy a fully functional onboarding app at a workplace to learn more about what features should be added or improved and eventually make it available to others.