In two weeks we delivered functional prototype of ProductCaster. Thanks to quality and fast processing we were chosen for realization, too. During development we had to cope with new technologies and working process. New to us was for example technology Elasticsearch - we were discovering its functionality and possible ways of implementation. Area of e-commerce and regulation of Google CSS were also new experience. Eventually, we coped with all troubles and created a very functional and usable app.
ProductCaster’s Backend was conceived pretty uniquely. We created two rather small backends, each of both solving a different part of functionality. So there was one separate backend for downloading product feeds from Google server and the other for communication with Elasticsearch and frontend. This working process made adding feeds from Bing and Yahoo much easier, as we only reused and edited the existing backend for Google.
Zdeněk Burda, CTO of Summitmedia from Prague, significantly helped with realization, mediated communication with head office in England and was always available when advice and feedback needed.
Auditor - easy feed repairing
In relation to ProductCaster another app, Auditor, was created. Auditor is an utility app that reports fails in product feed straight to sellers and suggests how to edit it. This app made uploading products into comparison service easier and faster.