Given the multitude of social networking platforms currently being used, users face challenges such as: ease of organizing rich multimedia content based on event/topic, effective management of content, ease of sharing within interest groups, and automated promotion of content on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and other social sites. A new cloud social app, Kanvz, overcomes these challenges by providing a single platform where users can join friends, family and peers in curating compelling stories, collections and events from multiple sources. The basic construct is a ‘canvas’ which can be shared with invited contributors, who can add engaging stories, events and current affairs with rich multimedia objects, using mobile and web apps.
This social platform was built from a cutting-edge open-source application stack called ASEAN (AeroSpike NoSQL DB, Express.js, Angular.js and Node.js). This is similar to the MEAN stack, except that MongoDB is replaced with Aerospike NoSQL DB. Zymr’s full-stack development team helped qualify the ASEAN stack and implemented a microservices architecture on Node.js with ZeroMQ, to meet the most demanding responsiveness, performance and scalability goals. In addition to the backend platform, Zymr implemented the Web Portal and iOS App for this platform.
Zymr followed an agile development process to deliver a highly responsive and scalable cloud app using the modern cloud stack. The use of two of Zymr’s ready-to-use technology frameworks – Zui and ZiOS – helped in the delivery of a stable product at much lower risk and shorter time-to-market. The use of AeroSpike NoSQL DB was a huge win. Zymr’s DevOps team worked to launch this platform on Amazon AWS, using autoscaled EC2 VMs, ELBs, Nginx, Route 53, CloudFront CDN and S3. The iOS app was developed and launched on Apple’s App store. Zymr’s team collaborated with the customer to leverage an analysis of the engagement to plan future enhancements. The app was also deployed for a premier educational customer for student engagement.
Smartsourcing is a brief guide to the world of modern technology partnerships. It was developed through a collaborative effort of top Zymr executives as we uncovered a gap in the market between the perception of what outsourcing used to be, and how leading technology innovators are leveraging this globalized approach to value generation. Read this guide to learn...