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Automobiles Review - a mobile app and web platform community offering automobile insights, reviews & tuning.

About

Automobilesreview.com is one of the popular online sources of information for all car fans around the world. It has a user-friendly design, thousands of picture galleries as well as articles that keep its visitors up-to-date. As a leading source of automotive-related news, updates, reviews, press releases, and galleries, we wanted to deliver the best possible user experience when browsing on the website.

Being a company that specializes in various IT services, including web development, BGO Software fashioned a completely new web design with easy to manage rich functionalities, features and menu.

AutomobilesReview App, developed by BGO is one of the best sources for daily car news that covers everything from luxury cars to unique tunings and from concept supercars to muscle vehicles. We developed a user-friendly mobile version of a daily car news source that provides updates from general industry news to model-specific reviews.

Customer

BGO

Location

Bulgaria

Developers Team

1 Designer, 2 Engineers

Project Timeline

Website: December 2014 - January 2015, Mobile App: July 2015 - September 2015

Business Model

Time & materials

Presentation

Ivo Ivanov-Automobile Review
Ivailo Ivanov

FOUNDER

AutomobilesReview is a result of our passion for cars and our more than 7-year-long expertise in this field. Founded in March 2008, AutomobilesReview.com became popular within an instant, recognized for its editors’ unique opinion as well as for the abundant galleries it features. Our website is also focusing on all important car shows during the year and covers topics like the ecological aspect of the industry. We also think that we should stay as much closer to our followers as possible. You can get involved by downloading Hi-resolution images, sharing our news, galleries and photos without any limitation.

Involvement

Project Management Methodology

Agile, SCRUM

Scrum is one of the most popular Agile methodologies. It is an adaptive, iterative, fast, flexible, and effective methodology designed to deliver significant value quickly and throughout a project. Scrum ensures transparency in communication and creates an environment of collective accountability and continuous progress. The Scrum framework is structured in such a way that it supports product and service development in all types of industries and in any type of project, irrespective of its complexity.

Challenge

The main challenge for our team concerning AutomobilesReview.com was making sure things look the same across all browsers without failing the navigational structure. Another challenging situation that needed to be coped with was to ensure 100% readability and to redesign the website for a very short time.

Regarding AutomobilesReview App, While looking for the right decision, BGO Software developers were faced with the challenge of fashioning a mobile app that operates with the same easiness and smoothness on both iOS and Android. Another challenge was to promise drag and drop simplicity while offering an array of functionalities. Having plain but at the same time, engaging design was yet another issue combined with resource restraints.

Solution

For Automobilesreview.com, being able to adopt cutting edge tools, our experts worked with PHP + Kohana Framework, JavaScript and SQL Database technology to masterfully build a resourceful website. To deliver the website’s readability, we focused on three key aspects – typeface, colors, and layout. Rather than making super small buttons to save space, we chose to integrate visible larger clickable areas that are easier to notice and tap on.

The horizontal menu includes an additional “start your feed” section that allows users to filter their news preferences and receive updates about their favorite brands and models faster. To cope with and ensure cross-browser compatibility, we used various tools throughout the testing. Before communicating the results, our team of experts planned out effective browser testing schedules and performed check-ups not only on different browsers but also on different operating systems and monitor resolutions.

About AutomobilesReview App, thanks to the constant flow of information from one side to another, careful testing and extensive collaboration, our team managed to pull the best practices, shortened development time and cost, and created responsive and cross-platform mobile app. We included exclusive and interesting content to grab the attention of readers. Relying on Java and Android we built a native Android app. The iOS mobile app was developed by using Objective C. Integrating such technologies made the AutomobilesReview mobile app capable of delivering clickable and downloadable high-resolution images as well as wallpapers, easy methods for sharing, different user profile options, and news filters.

Results

AutomobilesReview.com and AutomobilesReview App managed to become a leading source, specialized in representing automobile news, reviews, tuning and auto shows to the World Wide Web users with a clean and modern layout and UX design.