Search Party - never lose your friends

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.

Screens from app

Services:
  • QA
  • Android
  • Back-end
  • iOS
  • Front-end
  • Design
Technologies:
  • Swift
  • Kotlin
  • PHP Laravel
  • Stripe Payments
  • Web Sockets
  • Serverless
  • Map clustering
  • Real-time messaging
Industries:
  • Media & Entertainment
  • Other

The Challenge

SearchParty is a unique application in the way it in 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 friends Live Location on a Map and Live messaging with them, and to be honest, they are very resource heavy and requires the transfer of big data chunks. It's a big challenge to make them work smooth when 50,000 users using the app at the same time on 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.

The Solution

  • AWS Lambda (Serverless) for scalable HTTP infrastructure, to increase or decrease a 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 an ability to use an app with internet loses

The results

  • 01
    Applications has 100% crash-free users & perfect performance
  • 02
    Application has 100,000 registered users and works smoothly even with 50,000 users using the app at the same time
  • 03
    Awarded as a top 10 social application in Australia
  • 04
    Smooth and fast work in a worst possible environments
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