Building an API and mobile platform for 10 million users
Four days before the turkey was served up at Christmas last year, we threw the switch on the biggest project we’ve ever done at globaldev. We launched our new mobile counterpart to our desktop application for nearly 200 of our biggest sites.
At our partner conference in October, we had a prototype ready to show which had the majority of the key features of the standard web-app implemented: search and viewing profiles, plus a few smaller features. Once that had been given the green light both from internal stakeholders and external partners, we had just under eight weeks to take our prototype and build it into a production-ready system capable of handling up to 10% (and growing) of our daily traffic.
Not Just a mobile version
Although the visible output of the project was the mobile application that members use, we wanted to do more. For some time now we’ve been discussing the future
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