MobiDev Monthly Roundup: August 2017
August is coming to a close. It brought us a handful of new software releases we were happy to deliver to our clients, an updated list of events we will attend in 2017, and a case study you don't want to miss.
TechDay • Los Angeles, CA, USA • September 14
TechCrunch Disrupt • San Francisco, CA, USA • September 18-20
API:World • San Jose, CA, USA • September 23-28
Cloud Expo • Santa Clara, CA, USA • October 31-November 2
DeveloperWeek • Austin, TX, USA • November 7-9
Feel free to let us know if you'd like to schedule a meeting and see how we can help you in accomplishment of your next big business endeavor.
Case study: from a website to a two-piece Web platform for a community of marketers
This is the story of GrowthHackers, a community of marketers and growth experts. Quite a while ago the product owners addressed us with a need to support their WordPress-based website. Soon afterwards we were entrusted with a task of planning, evaluating, and performing a smooth transition of the community to a redesigned and upgraded Web product within timespan constraints. Moreover, this product would be tightly integrated with new monetized "purpose-driven software to help teams achieve their growth objectives." The entire project would be dependent on regular deliveries.
So how did we succeed at this set of non-trivial tasks? Read the story to find out!
Expert article: using Redis to decompose Rails monolith applications into services
Attention all Ruby developers! We would like to share an article written by our Ruby Team Leader Serge Koba that might come in handy and helpful in your development endeavors. Feel free to read on!
New releases and updates
When it comes to software in the sphere of public safety—namely fire service—quality is more than just an overused word. Software must offer stability and convenience, help users operate as fast as possible in cases of emergency. Our recent project involved interactions with the client's in-house team for the common goal. While they were taking care of the mobile app, our task was to create a Web dashboard based on Angular 2, TypeScript, and ASP.NET Core. This dashboard would include user roles, generation of reports, mapping features and quick filtering.
A startup client required a dedicated team to create a product for automation of car hire services. This product would comprise NativeScript-based mobile iOS & Android apps for end users, as well as a PHP-based admin panel for service managers, who would handle incoming requests, communication and request approval duties. The demo version exceeded the client's expectations and provided us with feedback for further enhancements. We took on a deadline as well; the successful launch was scheduled by the start of the fall.
One more curious project involved iOS and Android apps that gather users in a network based on gamification: earning, spending and donating points according to charity, volunteering, and environmental activities in real life.
This month we have yet another achievement in the sphere of healthcare. This Web application enables effective interaction between doctors and patients, including a knowledge base, prescriptions, reporting, and tracking of the treatment progress. A phase of real-life user testing was essential for making the MVP convenient and quick in use. Currently this project is on its way to a new phase of our collaboration.
Time to remember Prommpt, highly customizable module-based software for advanced management of large-scale projects. It received attention from a big B2B player that entered into collaboration with our client. As of now, Prommpt is a platform that comprises powerful Ruby-based backend and an iOS application, and the client considers evolving the product further into a SaaS solution.
A few words from...
Yana Bicheva, UI/UX Design Expert
"Meeting clients and their in-house teams in person is a common practice at MobiDev, which becomes indispensable in long-term partnerships. Our recent visit to the headquarters of one of our German clients only proved the value of this practice. In just a couple of days, we determined how the project was going to run. We got acquainted and synced our future efforts with three departments of the client's company – the people we'd directly work with. We were able to test our ideas in production environment and work with the client's specific target audience. This gave us broad-scale understanding of the entire system and a clear picture of the client's business goals that we would help achieve. Visits like these are a sure way to accelerate the progress of a nascent project."
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