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The best way to bring your best photos back to life.

When Your Audience Asks

What is the best way to grow your business? The answer is simple. Deliver what your audience asks, ain’t it? The same situation happened to our Inkdot client. Even though he has a popular website, which has been featured in TechCrunch, The Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, and Uncrate – a lot of his end users asked him, “Why don’t we have any app that prints photo like Photo Studio? How can I order custom metal prints from my mobile phone? Can I get the print if I share images directly from my Instagram or Facebook?” And these questions lead our client to make a quick decision.

Considering the rapidly growing requests, our client took a decision. He decided to develop the best photo print app in the market. A picture printing app which allows its users to select any image from their personal Instagram, Facebook, and Gallery to be printed on Woods, Metals, or Coasters. In short, a medium which print photos from phone app. But, wait. Where did he find us?

Thank you, Google

When he finally decided to hire dedicated iOS developers, he Googled and found us in the search results. Of course, we rank well in the Google SERP for the USA and European countries. He found us, but there was a hidden problem which was yet to be introduced.

Understanding the Requirements

Initially, we thought, the development part is easy – and all we need to do is, just to convert all the website functionalities into an app, using the ready-made APIs as the website was build in the Magento. But, it was not. The client explained us the real problem – the website was build using customized Magento. That means we have to develop customized APIs at certain points in the development process.

Comprehending its actual requirements, we started the development part. And even though, it was complex project, we successfully turned all the customized Magento functionalities into an iOS app. But, that was not as simple as it sounds. Read why.

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iOS App Development of InkDot

Understanding the complexity of turning customized Magento website into an iOS application, we assigned one full stack iOS developer, who has 2 years of experience in iOS app development and working knowledge of Magento framework.

While converting customized Magento website into an iOS app, she faced a lot of challenges.

For example: No ready-made APIs were available which she could directly use. So first of all, she understood the customized functionalities of Magento. And then, coded customized APIs which can be integrated into the application without any problem.

Eventually, she converted entire customized Magento website functionalities into an iOS application within just 3 months. Yes, just 3 months.

Technologies used to manually convert Magento to mobile application

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Third party libraries/SDK

  • FileStack – for uploading edited images to server
  • Facebook SDK – for login & localytics
  • Braintree – for Payment gateway integration

For the backend development, we assigned one dedicated web developer, who has 2+ years of experience. He faced a difficulty during the payment integration process as some of the ready-made APIs did not match the current requirements of the client. Yet he managed to resolve it manually, and completed the backend development within tight deadline.

Technologies used for the web development

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Web Development of InkDot

About InkDot

Inkdot was totally new experience for us. We manually converted Magento websites into Android and iOS applications before, but we have not converted customized Magento website to iOS application. The Inkdot is a printing photo app which allows stunning prints on Wood, Metal, Paper Prints right from your phone. It allows delivery within just one week. See how Inkdot works in 3 simple steps.

  • Select photos for printing from your Gallery, Instagram, or Facebook
  • Select the printing medium and size of the material
  • Get your print at your home

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Revenue ++

Within short period of time, Inkdot has earned higher ROI with 4+ average rating on AppStore. Till now, Inkdot has earned

$1,29 K

Revenue

2,111

Transactions

781

Active users

4+

Average rating

Appreciation from Clients

Douglas-Laver

Douglas Laver

Australia

The Space-O team were great to work with. Every part of the process went as per the agreed schedule, and the finished prototype met, and in most cases, exceeded my expectations. While Space-O wasn’t the most price competitive of the quotes I received, the quality of their work, professionalism, and product, was well worth the additional cost. Highly recommend, and will continue to use their services for future projects.

philip

Philip

United Kingdom

They performed in all aspects excellently. They have given well-appreciated discounts at various stages of the project and also with suggestions that saved cost. When it comes to delivering, they were always ahead of time. We don’t know how they do that but that’s very impressive. Their agility and customer support is on a different level, well appreciated.

Ashton-Asherian

Ashton Asherian

USA

Space-O Technologies showed genuine interest in the project. The efficient team delivered quality results at a cost-effective price. We wanted to develop a minimum viable product that would be ready for scalability. It was a great experience working with them. We are so happy that we had the chance to meet Space-O. We love their work. Their project management and structure were amazing. The team loved what they were doing. There was passion behind every single piece of work.