Checka.co.nz is a custom development project in which Endev is a joint venture partner with our client, an expert in the car industry. By combining Endev’s web development expertise with their industry knowledge, we collaborated to create a new web-business. Checka.co.nz provides buyers with vehicle reports of any type of used vehicle, giving them more confidence about their purchase.
Checka.co.nz integrates information from three different public data sources to present a simple, visual summary online. Users enter the licence plate or VIN of the vehicle they want to check. In real time, the site draws data from the NZ Transport Authority, from Right Car and from the Personal Property Securities Register. The data is meshed together, and calculations run to estimate vehicle usage patterns, and presented instantly online as a free, graphical report. The free report includes the vehicle odometer and licence history, Warrant of Fitness status, estimated fuel costs, safety and pollution figures.
Users can also buy a more detailed report which shows a complete NZ ownership history, if the vehicle is of interest to the police, was imported damaged or has money owing on it.
Endev managed and executed the entire software development process for Checka. This included liaison with all three Government Departments to secure real-time access to their systems and data. For the NZTA this required Endev to first build a web service so the data could be accessed online.
The site gives users instant access to information and runs both rapidly and reliably. The site includes innovations designed to optimise the experience for users. These include the presentation of odometer data as a graph and an online visual of the vehicle licence plate, generated automatically from the registration number. Within weeks of the new online service going live, over 2000 reports were issued. Checka is allowing thousands of New Zealanders to make more confident vehicle purchase decisions.