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ValaPay
Industry

Fintech

Country

Israel

Cooperation period

Jan 2017 - Feb 2020

Services used

Web development

UI/UX

Mobile development

QA

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The Purpose of the Project

Initially, the client reached out to our company with a request to build a custom web application that would serve as a cross-platform service for international remittances. After the web application was successfully developed in accordance with the requirements, the client made a decision to expand cooperation.

Our team was tasked to create the UI design for the service and work on the application admin panel, which was previously handled by another team. Also, we received the task to create a mobile version of the application from scratch. Eventually, our team was mandated to make decisions in regard to the project design and software development independently.

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Results Summary

Over a three-year period, our team in cooperation with the client’s back-end developers has built a unique service that is equipped with a bunch of useful features needed for a full-fledged management system of international transfers.

During the time of using the application, the company has managed to attract 30 large clients that are involved in money transfers. The functionality of our app has provided these companies to undertake a complete digital transformation of their businesses, which has been impossible before.

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Our Approach

We followed the approach that was built upon continuous and transparent communication with the client. The two cornerstones of our cooperation were the time-and-material model and the scrum framework that helped both the client and our team to work on the project and complete it successfully. Also, we conducted week-long sprints with Monday releases. Those methods allowed us to make quick revisions, check progress, and discuss further goals. Whatever questions and issues arose, we could solve them quickly and effectively by communicating with the client via email, messengers, and advanced project management tools several times a day.

The client stayed open to our suggestions and so we experimented with communication formats, workflows, etc. Such a flexible approach made it possible to check what worked well for a particular case, thus, we could leave the most suitable solutions and make the most of them. Thanks to the iterative approach we managed to speed up releases of new functionality enabling the cross-platform system to evolve and get better.

Technologies Used

In terms of technologies, the choice we made was based on the fact that the client needed both a mobile and a web application for his business. Taking that into account we thought the best idea would be to go with React Native and React.js respectively.

Not only do both technologies have clean code but they also allow building solutions that show fast and seamless performance. Moreover, since React Native and React.js follow the same principles, we could reuse most of the code between the two platforms. Thanks to this, it was easy to engage various team members with work during the development process.

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Redux

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React

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Node.js

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Typescript

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Postgres

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Nest JS

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Challenges and Solutions
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The main challenge for us was related to the very tight deadlines of the project.

Thanks to the right approach in work organization and time management, we managed to build the most fitting team for the project and create an MVP in two months.

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Another challenge we stumbled upon was the necessity of making the service multilingual.

Since the service needed to be available in different countries, it had to support multiple languages. To make that happen, we integrated Lokalise API that provided automatic page translation. Also, we added functionality to add and remove languages. On top of that, we made it possible to add, change, and update content without developers.

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There also were some problems connected with the request for adding new functionality. At a certain stage of the service development process, the client decided to add a new feature that hadn’t been discussed previously.

Even though it was an unforeseen situation, our team could reallocate resources competently and managed to add new functionality to the service without shifting the development timeline.

Features

What was there

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What we’ve done

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  • Alternate Text Campaigns Ability to create discounts, referral programs, and promotional codes for regular users as well as for those who visit an app for the first time.
  • Alternate Text Agent Perfomance Report A wide spectrum of analytics opportunities.
  • Alternate Text Two-Factor Authentication Modern approaches to security.
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  • Alternate Text Biometric Authorization Face ID and fingerprint authorization functionality.
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  • Alternate Text Send Money redesign Deep redesign of the app section in response to the significantly increased number of payment methods.
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  • Alternate Text Compliance Process Compliance officer functionality for determining suspicious transactions and forming blacklists.
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Outcomes

In terms of design and development, our team managed to build a unique feature-rich money transfer software solution that met all of the client’s needs and expectations. Not only did the product we created help the client-company expand their client-base, but it also provided cutting-edge functionality for digitalization and automation of business processes. As a result of working with Yojji, the client attracted new investments amounting to a few million dollars in their business.

We succeeded in creating a convenient service that helped dozens of different companies speed up their international money transaction processes.

In that matter, the companies managed to shorten waiting times at the departments and increase the number of transactions. The project turned out to be an innovative platform that keeps working and developing successfully.

By applying efficient technologies, we provided 13 organizations with their tailor-made web applications as well as Android and iOS apps. Prior to that, they couldn't afford to create a custom application from scratch. Those companies that needed more advanced customization became a separate project.

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Vala team
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Team
lead

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React
developer

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React native
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UI/UX
Designers

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