SOLUTION

We built this community social networking portal (MyCoop) using MEAN (Mongo DB, Angular, Node.js) Stack, which uses the MVC architecture (Model View Controller Architecture) and is a great fit for real time applications.

Phase I

Our team built the ‘Minimum Viable Product’ (MVP) in a short duration so as to allow the client to market the product to an interest group (basically a closed circle of friends and family) and get preliminary feedback.

Phase II

We incorporated this feedback in the final version of the product, which had more comprehensive set of features than the MVP. The following are the features:

  • USER VALIDATION & AUTHENTICATION – Upon registration, the application sends an activation link to the registered e-mail ID to validate it.
  • DISCUSSION FORUM - An intuitive and collaborative platform that enables tenants to interact and engage with neighbors from the same building, and neighboring buildings.
  • BUILDING NOTIFICATION - Events and safety issue alerts are sent out by the app to its users.
  • MARKETPLACE - The marketplace provides a secure platform that allows members to trade used furniture, household items and appliances with one another.
  • SIMPLIFIED USER MANAGEMENT - Includes several access control levels to enable granular permission setup, personalized access to plugins and customization of the site’s appearance.
  • QUICK REGISTRATION – Users can easily sign up to Mycoop using Facebook’s login ID in less than 30 seconds without having to create a new ID.

BENEFITS

The application we developed for MyCoop helps residents and communities in several ways.

  • Enhanced community involvement- The portal helps residents connect, collaborate and interact effortlessly, as well as share and crowd source ideas for a more connected and dynamic community.
  • Increased participation– The ease at which users can register has encouraged residents to join the portal and access current events and information. This has resulted in enhanced participation at community events, meetings and gatherings.
  • Signup from new families and friends of residents- When apartments become available for rent in a building, existing residents get to know this information before anyone else through MyCoop. This in turn allows them to refer friends and family, and that has helped attract many new trustworthy families to the community.
  • Rapidly growing user and building registrations- Currently, the portal has 65,000 registered users from more than 400 buildings that have already signed up, and the community is growing everyday.