Spooner is a visual guide which offers an easy way to discover the best dishes and restaurants in your area. It is an international company that delivers up-to-date dining and restaurant information to online and mobile customers in select cities across the world. It has more focus on searching particular food or dish. The company has strong aspirations to grow in a big way with an impressive brand with user-friendly mobile experience and penetrate deeply in the food and restaurant market. Spooner believes it’s all about dishes and not just restaurants. Spooner is a must mobile app for foodies. People across the world love to eat. Some of these people are real ‘foodie’and they consume millions of meals at restaurant of different types. Spooner approached Xicom to build mobile applications that would enable Android and iPhone users to easily search for food and restaurants by variety of keyword-driven parameters, made reservations and map their way to those locations. Spooner also helps you share your food experience with dish ratings, photos and reviews.
Spooner wanted to build a mobile cross-platform application that would enable diners across the globe to use keywords on their mobile devices to search for restaurants based on a wide variety of information like food name, food type, specials, location, themes and much more. Spooner project involved massive volume of data based on the huge number of diverse restaurants in all major cities as well as distinct keyword-driven data types to make it easy for diners to find exactly what they wanted. This whole system also required to include an inbuilt reservation system, social media connections and a navigation utility for mobile users to reach their destinations. The important thing was that the Android and iOS applications were not just destined for the local area but ultimately envisioned and designed as working prototypes for an international audience that could be implemented for all major urban areas in the world.
Major challenges to develop Spooner could be summarized as under:
The solution designed and developed by Xicom met all of the expectation of the Spooner promoters regarding the app and website and they are helping people to find the food and restaurant of their choice. Following were the key benefits that we as a contractor successfully provided to Spooner.
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The Android mobile app was developed in Java while iPhone application was developed using native iPhone SDK and Objective C. The Spooner website was developed using HTML5/CSS3. In development Cake PHP, Solar Search engine, Postgres SQL were also used.
During our interaction with the Xicom team we found that it is an extremely professional company with an expert team of designers and developers. It has demonstrated a high degree of flexibility and scalability to enable us meet the strategic goals. The team showed high level of commitment and completed the project in a very smooth manner meeting all the requirements and in the timeframe provided. We will definitely contact them for our other projects in future.
Founder Spooner Media Private Ltd