Work CASE STUDY Gustazos GO

CASE STUDY Gustazos GO

Deals aggregator
Discount management
Loyalty management system
Restaurant Management System
Social media

Gustazos GO (gustazosgo.com) is the go-to website in Puerto Rico that empowers people to experience the best of life, giving them access to dining experiences, travel, adventure and much more. A trademark website owned by Social Media trademark, LLC, a limited liability company in Puerto Rico, Gustazos.com is a global relationships company with open markets in Canary Islands, Jamaica, Dominican Republic and Panama.

Gustazos GO allows users to discover restaurant offers, create parties and invite friends using a mobile application. Users can view maps with restaurants providing Gustitos (discounts), book a place in one of those restaurants, having pay for a Gustito upfront. At the venue, the claim and redeem amount spend for booking a Gustito is deducted from the user’s bill. Also, the user collects bonus points (rewards) to be converted into Gustazos credits.

 

Challenges and solutions

The idea was already tested at other markets (hotels). The company has good reputation and extensive knowledge in providing similar services, therefore the client decided to try it with restaurants.

The application consists of API, web interface, and mobile application. Web interface allows users to manage merchants, locations, working hours, and different types of offers. API is built to be used by Android and iOS mobile applications.

Public Beta of the product is being tested by several restaurants to collect feedback and introduce possible improvements.

Sloboda Studio has developed the back-end part (API), the admin interface, push and SMS notifications. API is also used by Android and iOS applications. The main challenge in the project was to enable broadcast notifications, so that Admin could send the notifications to various mobile devices directly from the merchant app.

Scope of services


Dedicated team of 2 developers + 1 PM + 1 QA

Technologies

Server-side

Braintree Payments
CanCanCan
Capybara
Continuous integration
Device
Handlebars
PostgreSQL
Rails
RSpec
Ruby
Sidekiq

Tools (hosting, monitoring etc.)

Capistrano

Client-side

CSS
HTML5
jQuery

Integrations

Amazon Webservices
Apple Push Notifications Service
Google Cloud Messaging Service
Gustazos Credits API
Twilio

Project Results

The service has 60 restaurants signed up and the audience is growing with every day.

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