Áron Márton Memorial Year project

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ONE THEME, TWO PLATFORMS, SEVERAL FUNCTIONS

The Áron Márton Memorial Year project was a unique and exciting task for CodeCluster since it required the parallel setting up and synchronization of two different platforms dealing with one theme from a distinct perspective. The aim of the project was to launch a webpage as well as a mobile application concerning the 120th birth anniversary of Bishop Áron Márton.

A WEBSITE COLLECTING AND MANAGING ALL RELEVANT INFORMATION

The webpage we were expected to create presents the Bishop’s career, including his story, writings and lifework on an easy-to-use surface, which is also mobile-optimized. In addition, the site collects, manages and displays every information, media appearances and events concerning the memorial year. Furthermore, it was set to accommodate a blog, gallery, as well as user-managing toolkit. Creating the webpage, we applied a unique CMS software, using Laravel on the back-end side and jQuery, AngularJS on the front-end side, while also putting together the overall design. In order to be able to fully comply with our client’s desire and expectations, we built up the whole concept of the project by continuously consulting and exchanging ideas with them. The site is available on http://martonaron2016.hu/.

A MOBILE APPLICATION CONNECTING VARIOUS INTERFACES

The mobile application was developed for Android and iOS and platform, and was designed to acquaint youngsters with the lifework of Bishop Áron Márton through a photo and video competition running via the application. The photos taken within the application could be moderated on a different admin surface where the client oversee and verify the incoming material. The confirmed photos and videos then are automatically posted on the client’s social media sites. Developing this complex feature enabled us to successfully synchronize and push the process through various interfaces, creating a simple-to-use structure that our client highly appreciated.
The Márton Áron Emlékév mobile application can be downloaded from GooglePlay on

FINDING INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO UNFORESEEN ISSUES

Although our team had to face several minor, as well as some complex challenges during the development of the two systems, we always remained agile and were dedicated to find adequate and efficient solutions. Regarding the website, our team was entrusted to set up a system which could embed all sort of video-streams from various media sources concerning the memorial year. Although these sources used different kind of video-streaming software, we resolved the issue by developing scripts that successfully recognizes the sources of videos and thus able to properly handle them. Also, our codes were proved to be stable despite all the changes during the development process. Concerning the mobile application, the testing process brought to light some minor usability issues. Nevertheless, by constantly examining and registering the development of the application, we quickly eliminated all the barriers and finalized the properly functioning system.
All in all, working on the Áron Márton Memorial Year project brought us many new experiences, challenges and new ideas while seeking the most efficient and innovative approaches to create the two platforms. As a result, we managed to present two securely and soundly working systems that completely lived up to expectations of our client.