Hello my friends!
This quick post is to share the exciting news with you that
atfer nearly 12 months of dev, countless sleepless nights, tons of
coffee, my latest application - Viewing Booker is now
Before you read the rest, have a look at quick video to get
the idea of what the app is about:
I came up with this idea back in March 2013 when I was
going on a 2 months trip round the world. I was renting a really
cool place in Shoreditch London at that time, which I wanted to
keep upon my return. I decided to put an advert on Gumtree and then
it all happend - I got bombarded with tens of emails - each
following "hi, when can I view it?" boring fashion. I searched for
an app that could help with it but none was available at that time,
so I come up with a very rough idea for solving the problem, which
was later named Viewing Booker.
Viewing Booker is a true multi platform service that has a cloud
hosted website and mobile API as well as the native apps for
Android and iOS. Working with this project gave me a great in-depth
knowledge of Microsoft's latest tech stack - mvc5/web api 2,
microsoft identity (working on different plaforms), Xamarin, Azure,
security architecture and also polished my frontend skills using
bootstrap and knockout.js.
Hosted on windows azure, system is composed of the following
- Webiste - viewingbooker.com built on MVC 5
- API service
for mobile app access and data - built on Web API 2
- Service Bus for sending push notifications to the
- iOS and Android applications built using
- Scheduler for automating viewing reminders etc.
The future architectural changes I am planning are to move all
business logic to the "API" and make client facing app run on .NET
Core/Angular or Angular/Node talking directly to AD B2C (IaaS) and
the API App. Also, I am planning to split the Business Logic into
more independent microservices.
So.... visit http://viewingbooker.com and if you like the
idea, there is a "Share on Facebook" button which you are more than
welcome to click!
And finally... very big thanks to Microsoft for
sponsoring all the neccessary software and hosting for this