A web platform that allows you to organize a vacation at a campsite or rent a car for two days or more. Homing Park provides its territory, rental equipment, and barbecues
STARTUP CONSULTING SERVICES
Homing park has been live for almost 3 years now. For that time being, the platform gained good traction of users and helped owners to simplify the booking process and gain exposure all over the UK.
Average order increased
Business process automation
Work through an intermediary
A fairly easy project with a clear functionality and tech stack
No analysts required for the project
Our task was to create a simple website on WordPress where we had to focus on design layouts, build pages in HTML & CSS, and integrate all of this into the content management system.
We scoped out the plan for development with a few milestones, a quick timeline, and required deliverables.
As the scope of work was finished and approved by the client, we proceeded to the work and managed to finish it in one month.
Although WordPress development is relatively easy, it trails some pitfalls that require some technical knowledge. Therefore, a great number of efforts were aimed at customization, data security, and responsiveness.
Digital Platform & Technology
Based on the goals and specifications of the project, we have stopped on reliable technologies that ensure smooth implementation of different functionality:
HTML5 is an integral language for web development. It was designed for writing web applications and gives developers more flexibility in website design, allowing them to:
Extend support for web application features
Create mobile websites easier
Customize data attributes
Provide a more aesthetically pleasing user interface.
Support custom audio and video elements
CSS has quickly become a standard language in web development because it allows you to quickly change the visual appearance of a site without having to use more complex programming languages.
It allows you easily assemble a modern and functional site with all the necessary content.
Usually, this CMS is used to create a blog. However, a site on WordPress can easily be transformed into an online store, portfolio, news site, or any other type of resource.
One of the great things about the platform is its intuitive and easy-to-use interface.
PHP is a general-purpose, server-side scripting language that was designed to make dynamic pages and applications. It is a secure, fast, and reliable language that offers flexibility and can be embedded in any code system. Moreover, it has strong community support and powerful library support.
MySQL is an open-source database management system.
MySQL is easy to install, has a clear interface, and a variety of plug-ins and add-ons simplifies working with the database.
Bootstrap is an open and free HTML, CSS, and JS framework used by web developers to quickly create adaptive website designs.
Bootstrap framework is used not only by independent developers but also by entire companies. The main area of its application is the development of frontend components of websites and admin interfaces.
By using it you can very quickly create a modern adaptive website design.
Different channels for communication were used to address different issues:
Based on the provided design layouts, we had to develop pages in HTML and CSS allowing end-users to easily book services and surf through the website.
User visits a website and can
View park facilities
Use a call option to book a service
View park map
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Computools assembled a team with strict expertise in required technologies.
Although the project didn`t require intensive coordination between different team members, Computools always encourages meetings that keep everyone on the same page in the development process.
Either at the beginning of a project or in the middle of the development process, our engineers can gather together and discuss the scope of work, set priorities, and see the whole picture of the project.
Brainstorming sessions are organized when designers or developers need to discuss challenges in their work and find a practical solution.
Depending on the project management methodology, developers come together to report on the overall progress, what part of work was done, challenges, and other aspects of the project.
Internal Communication Flow
To better track the progression of the project and ensure clear task management, we diversified our internal communication flow.
We used internal Redmine tracker and Jira for the project and task management, Skype for team meetings, and Slack, Email for communication with the client.
Project Management Methodology
Both sides agreed to work on the fixed price model due to the simple functionality of the project and no necessity to change anything globally in the future. It also made sense to work on such a model since the development time wasn`t expected to exceed 1 month.
Estimating the scope of the project
Planning and Requirement Analysis
Identification of various technical approaches that can be used to successfully implement the project with minimal risk.
Shaping the vision of product development
Software Requirement Specification
Allocating an optimal number of developers.
Into meeting between the team and the client
Analyzing specification and documentation
Work in accordance with the previously defined requirements.