Search Party

June 2020 – ongoing · Dedicated team

Create your own in-app party, invite friends with Facebook or Messenger. Group chat. Find friends with live GPS location tracking. Alert button for instant help. With SearchParty you’ll never lose your friends in the crowd again.

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Screens from app

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Services:

QA

Android

Back-end

iOS

Front-end

Technologies:

Swift

Kotlin

PHP Laravel

Stripe Payments

Web Sockets

Serverless

Map clustering

Real-time messaging

Industries:

Media & Entertainment

Other

Team composition:

Android Developer

iOS Developer

Back-end Developer (+1)

Front-end Developer

QA Engineer (+1)

UI / UX Designer

Delivery Manager

The Challenge_

SearchParty is a unique application in the way it aggregates users. As its primary aim is festivals, users inside the app can significantly drop when there are ZERO of them in Australia or grow to more than 50,000 users at the same time during a big festival. The main features are live location of friends on a map and live messaging with them, and they are very resource heavy and require the transfer of big data chunks. It’s a big challenge to make them work smoothly when 50,000 users are using the app at the same time at a festival that’s located on a deserted field with a bad internet connection. Even more, it’s a big challenge to make resource usage as low as possible to reduce unnecessary costs or remove cost at all when there is no usage.

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The Solutions:
  • AWS Lambda (Serverless) for scalable HTTP infrastructure, to increase or decrease resources when needed.
  • Pusher for scalable WebSocket infrastructure to easily transfer live data to users.
  • MongoDB to boost database operations speed, and reduce delays.
  • An offline compatible application that gives the user the ability to use an app without the Internet.

The results

01

Application has 100% crash-free users & perfect performance.

02

Application has 100,000 registered users and works smoothly even when 50,000 users are using the app at the same time.

03

Top 10 social application in Australia.

04

Smooth and fast working in the worst possible environments.