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What Client Was Expecting from the Perception System?

The client was a non-profit organization aims to remove the myths and disharmony prevailing between communities of two biggest religions, Islam and Christianity. Therefore, client-organization has selected the name “Bridge” for its noble activities.

The client-organization has taken Omnichannel approaches using news for presenting facts, articles to break myths, stories to engage the audience, and various other concepts, such as alerts, notifications, instant messengers, podcasts, and videos to reach a vast audience across the globe by providing meaningful activities to bridge the gaps.

Unfortunately, the activities were carried out by several different branches of the organization. The lack of synchronization and collaboration was apparently affecting the work, monitoring, and management at admin and all levels.

Thus, client-organization demanded to develop software solutions using our expertise and experiences on the web platform.

How We Evaluated Client’s Needs

With the help of personal interests of client-organization, Perception System, USA has defined individual aspects matching with the subject, and based on each aspect, we have identified domain accordingly. Albeit, everything was preserving a common understanding of bridge activities.

Domains

Bridge Initiative (http://bridge.georgetown.edu)

My Bridge Story (http://www.mybridgestory.com)

Submit Your Story (http://www.sharewithbridge.com)

Islam-o-Phobia Reframed (http://www.islamophobiareframed.com)

Interactive Map (To Initiate story. Right now, it is not available)

Features

All five domains should run on a different server to deliver front-end UI but should manage with a single back-end.

Apple’s podcast service must be integrated with Google Alerts for daily news feeds.

UGC (User Generated Content) was at the core of all activities, so a story submission module has priority.

Approval module provides publication of right user stories.

URL networking is an essential functionality to connect different sites with a single back-end.

Genuine Approach taken by Perception System for Bridge Initiative CMS Development

The client has selected Perception System as its social media development technology partner and wanted an innovative social networking site exclusively attached with Kenya and regional culture. Therefore, our web developers have taken the right approaches to beat the challenge.

Analysis

We have allocated our BA team to analysis the client’s requirements. In the beginning, the software development team has analyzed the concept of hypothetically. Afterward, we have closely inspected the entire process at the client’s premise.

Project Planning

Based on our findings, we have created flow diagrams for the entire workflow and plan the project development process by defining technical implementations.

Project Architecture

Web architectures at Perception System have defined the entire back-end application architecture for database synchronization, and the front-end architecture with navigation, modules, and data interactions within and external systems.

Wireframe & Prototypes

After several attempts and meetings with the client-side team, our web application designers have prepared wireframes and prototypes citing all possible workflow diagrams, navigation, and data flows.

Designing & Programming

After getting final approval from the client for prototypes, we have started final designing of the interface, UI elements, and various modules for all five web portals with required coding for interactions and integrations. We tested the modules on each stage and completion of each milestone.

Monitoring & Controlling

After a marathon discussion, we have set up a rich dashboard to provide a complete visual cue of the processes running on the different portal and along with real-time updates.

How did we reach the End-to-End solution for Bridge Initiative?

The journey toward end-to-end solutions was full of challenges. However, our dedication towards the goals led us to deliver the solution successfully, as well as within the prescribe timeline & budget.

Development Methodology

We followed the KANBAN methodology to manage and execute the system. We have listed features of the system as product backlogs and web development carried in a continuous delivery model.

Behavior-driven Development (BDD)

We have adopted BDD approaches to bring collaboration between client-side team across the various branches and web development team along with seamless communications.

Segregation

We broke down the entire development process using WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) methodologies to address almost all requirements of client-organization.

Designing

We have designed a common back-end system by inclusion of all functions and features to address the needs of each domain.

Programming

We have built five front-ends and a back-end using capabilities of WordPress and core PHP as well as APIs integrations.

Support & Maintenance

We have committed for long-term support and maintenance with a feasible plan sign up by the client.

Striking Features

01

Bridge Initiative

(http://bridge.georgetown.edu)

02

My Bridge Story

(http://www.mybridgestory.com)

03

Submit Your Story

(http://www.sharewithbridge.com)

04

Islam-o-Phobia Reframed

www.islamophobiareframed.com

05

Interactive Map

(To Initiate story. Right now, it is not available)

Technologies Used in this Research Group Website Development

  • JavaScript

  • Ajax

  • HTML5

  • JQuery

  • MySQL

  • Apache

Final Result

Milestones & Deliverables

We have decided milestones and deliverables with the consent of the client and delivered the web portals in the continuous delivery model.

Achievements

The website has achieved quick adoption among the regional and international users and touched the 20K+ number of users within a short span.

Satisfaction

We delivered the social networking site successfully to the customer and provided a satisfactory level of maintenance & support.