We were approached by a customer from the Netherlands and asked to boost the existing Web application – an online marketplace for persons organizing and attending meals, with advanced search capabilities as well as the payment system, user customizations, social media events sharing, inviting guests, geolocation and, unsurprisingly, a couple of technical issues to handle.
Additionally, we were tasked with implementing a whole new design of critical parts of the app, ie. home view, meals list and meals detail, along with their respective - and quite intricate at times - logic.
We were provided with mockups for parts of the app to be reimplemented yet, as is usually the case when working with existing apps, they needed to be readjusted a couple of times along the way, mainly due to the logical constraints from the mechanisms underneath.
We got through successfully, and additionally handled a number of technical issues scattered throughout the app. While admittedly not the most comfortable stuff to deal with, working with someone else’s code has once again proved to be an experience to learn from and it was definitely worthwhile to get immersed into it, if only for a change.