Wantfeed lets you store and curate things from around the web into your own personal wantlist – kind of like a wishlist but with super powers. Share your WANTLIST with family and friends and they'll know exactly what to get you.
About The Client
With 11 years experience in digital and print design, the client comes from publishing industry. Having worked with power-houses such as Bauer Media, Emap, and Trinity Mirror Group PLC, the client is capable of consulting and delivering on brand-sensitive design projects usually delivering innovative design concepts that drive awareness, increase user engagement and deliver sales. Currently focused on creating a series of exciting technology www.my5.it, a new social bookmarking portal that enables users to tag and share their current 5 favourite interests with the world. The idea later evolved and became Wantfeed.com an online social wishlist bookmarking website. The Wantfeed website is backed by a trending iPhone application.
The Client’s Requirements
Coming from media and publishing industry; having experience with print design and digital marketing; an active youtube, twitter and facebook user, the client identified the specific challenges users faced during in online shopping from his own experience. The key challenges users faced were to keep a list of all items bookmarked when any item was out of stock or if the item they wanted was expensive at the time. These challenges made the client create a new site called my5.it, where users would be allowed to bookmark limited items into their account. The small idea then evolved into the Wantfeed.com website and iPhone application but with a lot more features than just bookmarking. Apart from bookmark wishlist the client wanted the site to have features such as liking or disliking an item, comment on an item, browser bookmarking tool for users to easily add items to their wishlist, make friends, share your wishlist items etc.. The Wantfeed is also connected with the Affiliate Window; Linkshare; and Skimlinks.
The Wantfeed.com was an excellent idea and was definitely going to grow. The client and Techseria knew that there will be many users and a lot of data coming in future. So it was necessary to create the web and the mobile application robust and scalable. The key part here was definitely going to be the data especially the images. We provided the client with a .NET and SQL Server based solution and we stored and delivered images from the cloud-based AWS S3 service. Previously hosted on a dedicated server, we recently switched the infrastructure Amazon Cloud Services in multiple zones and high-availability architecture. We used AWS services like S3, EC2, RDS to ensure the optimised performance. The website is built in .NET core and the Entity framework and store data in SQL Server. The iPhone application is created with a rich UI/UX and is developed using Cocoa Framework and customised with XIB.