CSE498, Collaborative Design, Fall 2015
Computer Science and Engineering
Michigan State University

Headquartered in Benton Harbor, Michigan, Whirlpool is the world's leading global manufacturer of home appliances, employing over 100,000 people across 170 countries.

Whirlpool’s facilities include many buildings with hundreds of conference rooms and thousands of cubicles. So, finding a specific conference room or cubicle in an unfamiliar building can be quite a challenge. In addition, determining room availability for meetings is often difficult and time-consuming.

Our Whirlpool Indoor Maps (WIM) app provides interactive maps of Whirlpool buildings. Using our simple and intuitive design, employees can access and explore maps of any building at any Whirlpool location with their mobile phone.

WIM enhances the everyday work life of Whirlpool employees in a unique way by displaying up-to-the-minute Google Calendar information.

Our app combines Google Calendar with maps to provide a streamlined service so employees can find and book available meeting rooms with visual map feedback.

To ensure simplicity, meetings for the day are readily available for viewing, editing and deleting.

Our mobile maps, combined with reservation and navigation functions, provide a comprehensive tool that increases the productivity of Whirlpool employees worldwide.

Our Whirlpool Indoor Maps app runs on both iPhones and Android phones. The iPhone app is written in Swift, while the Android app uses Java. Both utilize Google’s API services.