The founders are socilaites who’ve spent a good part of their life in New York City. They had an innovative idea for one of a kind dating app that didn’t exist in the market at the time. They wanted to bring together members with matching ‘Compatibility Metrics’ to ‘Markets’ hosted by local businesses. The level of compatibility is determined based on responses provided by the members in their application. ‘Markets’ are curated to align with members’ metrics. They didn’t want to host ‘Dating Events’ per se, but simply wanted to put compatible people in the right place at the right time and let nature take its course.
At the time the client reached out to us, their application was already developed using WordPress. Though it was up and running, it was slow and buggy. It also did not allow for much control over user status, access permissions and restrictions. Even basic features like resetting user passwords were a challenge.
After a couple of meetings with our team, the client decided to hire us for this project because of the strong communication and background developing similar social networking apps.
Our team created two separate portals with different workflows for each:
1. Member Workflow
2. Admin Workflow – This module of the application allows the client’s admin team to manage new users, approve/reject users and also fill out membership forms on behalf of new users who have expressed interest in enrolling.
Both the member and admin modules were developed using
We followed Agile methodology and had regular sprint review/code demo sessions with the client to ensure that client feedback is periodically incorporated into the product.
The application was hosted on the AWS cloud using EC2 Instance, S3 Bucket, RDS, and SES. Before signing off, the client performed UAT (User Acceptance Testing) with their close circle of friends and family. Finally, we created the production environment for the application on AWS and deployed the application, which is now readily available at https://www.meetmarket.us/.
We delivered to the MeetMarket team a highly scalable, modern dating app that gave them the control and functionality they needed to grow. The app turned the founder’s ingenious idea into reality. While connecting singles that are like-minded, it allows businesses in New York city to acquire loyal new customers.
This new software solution allowed MeetMarket to: