Client: Wyoming Department of Health
Where: The app primarily lives on knowyo.org and the Facebook page.
Purpose: Increase STD risk awareness and encourage Wyoming citizens to get tested.
The primary challenges were addressing changes in the Facebook SDK between the creation of the app and launch. This application went through many rounds of approval before launch, and Facebook changed not only how their developer management panel works, but also the pathways for deploying a canvas application on mobile devices. Because of this, I had to create a stand alone web version of the application for mobile devices.
Client: Muvico Entertainment, L.L.C.
Purpose: Design customer facing software that would interact with the Ticketsoft Loyalty API to allow theater customers to access their earned rewards. Also, provide theater management with a content management system for editing users data and collecting reports on loyalty usage.
What I Did: I used the CodeIgniter PHP framework to design a complete content management system for this client’s loyalty program. It interfaced with the Ticketsoft servers to provide customer data, to allow managers to add points and rewards to customer cards, and to show a transaction history for each customer. I also integrated Facebook Connect for customer logins.
Challenges included dealing with one of the largest theater clients we’ve worked with as far as transactions per day. The client required a large number of additional features beyond our usual Ticketsoft integration. This meant tuning the database and PHP configurations to optimize the implementation of these features. We also moved this site to cloud hosting. It was the first of our loyalty clients on this type of hosting. This required changing the application to work in a Linux environment versus the Windows server it originally ran on.