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Top comparison app in the UK and Germany
SummitMedia
#JavaScript
#Stick
#NextJS
#React
#Elasticsearch
Prompt creation of prototype
White-label solution
Development of supportive apps
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2
Weeks to create a prototype
10
Teammates
10
Millions of products in the database
Challenge
Challenge
Back in 2017 Summitmedia was one of many online retailer in Great Britain. At that time, Comparison Shopping Sites (CSS) co-operating with Google began to occur, which Summitmedia saw as an opportunity. They just didn’t want to be lagging behind. Above all, client asked for functional prototype in the period of one month. Even though we had not realized e-commerce or CSS project yet, we decided to test our potential.
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Solution
Our Solution
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.
Result
Result
In record time we created a modern comparison shopping app, which is one of the best ones in Great Britain, Germany, and France, based on visit rate and sales. Within six months in function ProductCaster cought up with reputable apps working several years. Thanks to ProductCaster a number of Summitmedia’s clients increased many times. To us ProductCaster meant a ticket to the world of e-commerce. In consequence we created SaaS white-label solution that we rent out to other clients.
Technologies
Technologies
#JavaScript
#Stick
#NextJS
#React
#Elasticsearch
2
Weeks to create a prototype
10
Teammates
10
Millions of products in the database