Our offshore team independently developed and QA tested a social network portal-based website. The website makes local information, services and shops accessible to everyone simply using a PC, smartphone or tablet.
Fifthplay - Nuvonet Portal
- Conformance to client´s architecture standards
- Short time-to-market thanks to agile Kanban methodology
- User-experience and usability optimized by our team of professionals
- Design of application emphasizes multi-device use, scalability, performance and ease of use
It looks really great, thank you! I am very impressed from your team achievement during time we work together!Mihail Mihaylov
Project Manager, Fifthplay
Client / Fifthplay
Technology / ASP.NET
Fifthplay develops and produces innovative technologies for energy management in buildings and for health monitoring of patients. They are also actively working on the further integration of technology into our buildings and cities.
Gateway is a key device for Fifthplay customers. It enables various devices to be accessed from the Internet without a computer.
Nuvonet is one of the websites that Fifthplay provides to their customers. This system is designed to make living in the city even more integrated and comfortable. It contains information about stores and service providers, and allows ordering goods or services directly from the website. Any merchant can buy Fifthplay Gateway with a printer, and orders from the Nuvonet portal will be printed at his/her premises.
For service providers like dentists or restaurants, Nuvonet users can reserve a time slot when they would like to come. This information will be printed, sent by SMS and added into the Nuvonet Calendar.
What the client required
The customer has a rapidly expanding system which requires considerable development effort, so they have been seeking an experienced team able to look after the project. The team had to work independently, following Fifthplay architecture standards, and report to technical and business people.
What we offered to our client
Our team of four professionals performs development and QA tasks on the project. A user experience designer, also provided by APRO, creates UI concepts for the Nuvonet Portal and for other customers’ projects. The co-operation between APRO team and Fifthplay is based on Kanban methodology as used, for example, in Toyota plants.
Application design principles
The application was designed to meet the needs of a wide variety of users with many different types of devices. Our main task was to create the public version of the portal, together with user experience design and usability optimization. We have developed the portal for use across all browsers and tablets, including iPad and Android-based devices, and we have also developed a mobile version.
The main technologies used are as follows:
- MVC 3
- MS SQL
- Entity Framework
The portal has several features, allowing the user to:
- consult custom-tailored news reports and weather information
- search for services of merchants, associations and service providers
- order products and services directly from merchants (baker, supermarket, etc.)
- consult city information
- subscribe to city events
- monitor in-house energy consumption
- carry out a GPS search for closest store, restaurant, or other points of interest
We offered Fifthplay three developers and one QA engineer, who work remotely in our development centre. There is also a user experience designer who creates all the portal designs and improves application usability. The team have considerable experience of work in user-oriented projects, paying close attention to device compatibility, performance and comfortable usability.