One of Us: your moment is now
On the One Of Us project, we have developed a tailored web-based software for creating an app and a web platform dedicated to those who dream of becoming professional soccer players. A technological solution that allows you to upload photos and videos, receive prizes according to a dedicated gamification system and interact with other athletes or scouts and professional clubs, as in a real vertical social network about soccer. Today One of Us has about 45.000 registered users, who keep increasing, and more than 7.000 uploaded videos.
Foneofus S.r.l. was starting its soccer talent project on the web when, in early 2020, they contacted us because the technological solution they had was not up to their expectations.
The previous app only allowed to send an application, a photo and two videos. New features needed to be added to make the app more interactive and engaging.
Rather than adding features, we re-designed the technology behind One Of US from scratch. The main challenge was to develop an app built on web technology that could offer the same experience as a traditional app.
The result combined the high-quality experience of a professional app, the flexibility of code – compatible with both iOS and Android systems – and the reduction of development time, thus minimizing the production costs.
With the development of the One Of Us app and web platform, we have created a real social talent animated by an ad hoc gamification system. A stable solution that can easily handle a large number of recordings, uploads, and interactions.
The project includes several services, all coordinated through Docker’s containers system and deployed through AWS. We have developed the mobile application and the different front ends through the Ionic and Angular frameworks. The APIs, through which the different front ends communicate, are developed through API Platform and made accessible through the OpenAPI format.