Case Study

Hamilton

The First Commercial Flutter App Makes Exclusive Hamilton Musical Content Accessible to All

We created and maintain the official Hamilton mobile app — the first app built with Flutter outside of Google — bringing exclusive content to fans on any device.

The Hamilton app was built by the founding team of VGV while at (now shuttered) Posse, and Hamilton was VGV's first client.

Taking a Shot With Fans

Due to the Flutter’s incredible productivity, the Hamilton app was able to launch on both iOS and Android in just three months with a long list of features — the Hamilton daily ticket lottery, HamCam camera filters, news and info, in-app ecommerce merch store, and more. It was important to the show that all users have an equal experience and it would have been impossible to deliver the scope of features on-budget without Flutter.

The First Flutter App

The Hamilton app was a huge success to its fanbase, but also became an app of legions for a new breed of developers — Flutter developers. The Hamilton app was the first app to show the world that Flutter is an ideal choice for large scale production apps.

Breaking Boundaries with Firebase

As an early adopter for the Firebase backend infrastructure platform, the Hamilton app blazed new trails with serverless computing. While less-recognized compared to its early use of Flutter, the Hamilton app was also one of the major apps to be built entirely on Firebase and Google Cloud Platform.

Industry:
Entertainment
Project Type:
New Flutter app
VGV Services:
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Design
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Engineering
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Program Management

By the Numbers

500k+

Monthly Active Users

3.5M+

App Installs

100M+

Lottery Entries Processed

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The VGV team created an unprecedented experience for Hamilton fans and has been a trusted partner since 2017. There’s no better team to help us give our fans incredible ways to connect with the show."
Mike Karns
Mike Karns
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CEO
Marathon Digital & Hamilton Marketing

We created and maintain the official Hamilton mobile app — the first app built with Flutter outside of Google — bringing exclusive content to fans on any device.

The Hamilton app was built by the founding team of VGV while at (now shuttered) Posse, and Hamilton was VGV's first client.

Taking a Shot With Fans

Due to the Flutter’s incredible productivity, the Hamilton app was able to launch on both iOS and Android in just three months with a long list of features — the Hamilton daily ticket lottery, HamCam camera filters, news and info, in-app ecommerce merch store, and more. It was important to the show that all users have an equal experience and it would have been impossible to deliver the scope of features on-budget without Flutter.

The First Flutter App

The Hamilton app was a huge success to its fanbase, but also became an app of legions for a new breed of developers — Flutter developers. The Hamilton app was the first app to show the world that Flutter is an ideal choice for large scale production apps.

Breaking Boundaries with Firebase

As an early adopter for the Firebase backend infrastructure platform, the Hamilton app blazed new trails with serverless computing. While less-recognized compared to its early use of Flutter, the Hamilton app was also one of the major apps to be built entirely on Firebase and Google Cloud Platform.

Hamilton

Hamilton: An American Musical is the hottest and most successful performance running on Broadway, winning 11 Tony Awards, a Grammy, the Pulitzer Prize in Drama and countless other awards. Since 2015, Lin-Manuel Miranda’s masterpiece has been the most sought out and hardest to get tickets, so the creative team sought to develop a mobile app to streamline entry in the daily ticket lottery. With inclusivity as core to its values, Hamilton wanted to provide the best mobile experience regardless of a user’s device — a perfect fit for Flutter.