We had been approached by a startup from Scotland with an interesting idea: a mobile-ready web app integrated with the Instagram API, helping broadcasters and publishers to find and obtain digital rights to real-time Instagram user-generated content. It should come as an MVP with a simple yet accurate and localization-aware search mechanism, payment system and other features, tentatively implemented within restrictions imposed by the Instagram API.
While conceptually quite precise, the idea of our app needed to be readjusted a bit, based on a basic prototype and mockups as submitted by the customer. We chose our standard stack at the time – Meteor with MongoDB + React – and within months provided a ready-to-go product, fully mature in terms of its limited MVP scope. Based on our work, our customer was able to secure funds to cover its further development.