Phox is called to save users time by giving them the ability to quickly capture, organize, and share workplace photos from the smartphone. Using Phox, all photos are organized by location, employee, date & time, securely backed up. All photos are available on the phone or web for easy searching, sharing and referencing whenever users need them.
Phox main features:
Users can easily open the app, take a photo within the app or upload any photo from the gallery. Phox provides users with a sufficient storage size.
It is possible to sort photos by organizations, projects, folders and share them separately with friends and employees.
Phox users can comment on any photo in the system and see previous users comments.
Sharing links are helping users to easily and securely share photos with non-Phox users without giving them access to the organization.
Phox is a long-term project that we have been working on for the past year.
The project activity included:
Amazon Lambda is a serverless technology for performing one action. We used Lambda to resize pictures and save them on S3. To simplify photo management in the app we added ‘Move photos between projects and folders’ and ‘Different users roles’. Paid system version was added to the web with advanced features.
There were several challenges on the tech side. Unclear understanding of the complete user roles stack caused some difficulties during the app development process.
As a result, we’ve added three roles for organizations, two roles for projects and the proper relationships between them.
The last changes were made on November 2017 and right now we are currently in beta testing phase.
Team size8-13 people
PlatformWeb, iOS, Android
- SQLite 3 DB
- AWS S3
- Google Map API
We’ve tested the project on different platforms including iOS, Android and Web. Testing activities consisted of load testing and cross-browser testing for the web application.
Support phase hasn’t started yet. However, Intercom is helping us to develop the effective communication mechanisms with beta testers for the quick bug fixing.
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