The goal of the project was a quick release of an MVP to the market to gather real user feedback, then iterate as needed.
The design was provided by the Client who is a design lead, our job was to take care of the development.
We decided to build a functional proof of concept of the Web app using Ruby on Rails and React.
Key challenges included:
- Tight deadline and fixed budget
- The backend had to be lightweight and functional
- Integration with an external API - Edamam
- Quick and clever error handling