Nimbooks case study

An online platform that offers a smart tool that helps store, manage, transform and share eBooks on digital devices.

Web development User experience design

TECHNOLOGIES USED

Java, Play, AngularJS

CHALLENGES & SOLUTIONS

Nimbooks came to us with a web that was not functioning very well and we decided to start rebuilding it from scratch. The objective was to have a web that could make use of the REST API as well as building a scalable platform with high performance. For this project, we developed a robust and maintainable frontend using the AngularJs technology and orienting the architecture towards components. TDD was very helpful when it came to reducing costs of maintenance and regression test. For the backend part, we opted for the framework Play to unite the excellent libraries of Java with the dynamism of Scala. Now Nimbooks has a platform that allows it to adapt easily and painlessly to the requirement of the project, avoiding the bottlenecks that were encountered in the previous implementation.

USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN CHALLENGE

Nimbooks wanted to have a user friendly library with a trendy look. We created a new product, maintaining the existing navigation flow and functionalities. We gave them two proposals for the main page until we reached the definitive visual styling. Also, we created a complete style guide and iconography pack, analyzed major users’ navigation flow and identified the key steps and users’ interaction points. Other than that, we designed some of the processes such as searching, logging in, registering, first use experience, moving & sharing books, and so on and we used fast prototyping to be able to show more realistic interactions.

We chose Apiumtech after a careful developers selection. We were looking for people that would meet our requirements of not only being a competent & latest generation builder of software, but that would also assist us in the correct planning of resources & technology for our product. Plenty of programming sweatshops offer their services at very cheap prices, but just a few of them - none most likely - provide you with the kind of comprehensive, end to end service that Apiumtech does. They worked closely with us to take care of architecture, planning, design, programming & deployment. Apiumtech is, in practical terms, part of our team and not just as a vendor. We expect to maintain our relationship with them for years to come.- Nick Lekuona - Founder & CEO of Nimbooks