Development of an eCommerce Platform for Gifting as a Facebook App for Facebook User.
Our customer, had the requirement to get developed a Facebook Application which would allow Facebook users to send both free and paid gifts on occasions. The Design, Usability and Architecture of the software was the key important factors for a successful application. We proposed using YII PHP Framework, Amazon EC@ Hosting, Amazon RDS for Database, Amazon S3 for storage and NGinx as web server for development. Initial weeks sere spent for Design and Usability discussions and then using Bootstrap, HTML5 and CSS3 we developed a Responsive Layout for the application. We integrated two leading Payment Gateways for checkout.
For Project Management, we used Trello and followed Agile Methodology. The team structure had Part Time Project Manager, Two Full Time PHP Developers and One Front End Developer. We also deployed one QA Engineer during the last month to ensure quality. In this project, we have now implemented Automation Functional QA using SAHI for regression testing. We use Jenkins for continuos build integration and running test cases.
The whole application was developed in around 4 Months of time frame and delivered before the Holiday Period to our USA based customer. We still support the application for feature addition and managed services for administration. The application is highly successful and used by thousands to users worldwide.