The initial project specifications were delivered to us late in 2013. The project brainstorming, market niche research, competition comparison and branding strategy was already done by that time. Also the user experience mockups and workflow diagrams were done and provided as input for the first phase of the project.
We received the detailed functional specification for the phase 1 before we started to discuss the requirements with the customer. Also we received the initial set of the page designs. The rest of the designs were delivered either during the specifications discussion stage or at the time when the core of the functionality was in implementation stage. While the functional specifications were discussed and polished the rest of the designs were delivered. Also the slicing style guide was made up and ready for the HTML/CSS slicing stage.
Our work on the project started early in 2014 when the functional specification was finalized, the designs were complete and refined and the estimation for the first phase was agreed upon. The first efforts at our side were to slice the static HTML/CSS pages and prepare the staging server for demonstration purposes (as we strongly believe that early feedback from the customer can save a lot of efforts and can give the customer real-time insight on how the project implementation is moving on). Also we performed the initial research to decide upon the admin and CMS functions implementations.
The phase 1 was delivered to production late in September 2014. At this time we created the necessary instances on Amazon AWS cloud and prepared the automated deployment process. Also we added up the tools and services to make sure the project availability is as close to 100% as possible, and also we integrated NewRelic monitoring solution to be able to monitor the project health in real time and to get notifications about any critical events. Also together with the project core implementation the integrations with third party services was built up :
In October 2015 the second phase implementation has started. It featured the integration with RACQ (Australian club for Roadside Assistance, Motoring, Insurance, Finance & Travel) and special membership conditions for its existing participants. Also the project services availability for guest and members users was refactored. In addition the path to accept the Global Money Week participants was added. And as a most recent addition LifeSherpa was extended to provide special conditions and services for corporate subscribers.
We had started our work on the project in the late 2013 which continued up to 2015.Our aim was to create as suitable and properly performing platform as possible. But, in fact, even after the main part of the job was finished, our work continues up until now.
In order to make the service work smoothly, our team monitors all the necessary data. First of all, we pay much attention to the updates so the website always suits the needs of our clients and their users. Moreover, we constantly work with protection systems and update them as by the necessity in order to guarantee the data protection of a high level. All of this allows us keeping the service running without any difficulties and delays.