One of the core missions of Merck DORA is helping fight diabetes in African countries. In pursuit of that mission, they approached us to overhaul their existing Web-based application, which promotes global health and helps identify diabetes-related problems.
The challenge was to take the app over and… make it work. The app required extensive research of the target market. There were some things, however, that we were aware of from the start, including that Internet connection speeds are extremely low in many areas of the continent. So, we were acutely conscious of the fact that we needed a lightweight but still visually appealing application. The challenge before us entailed:
- Developing a lightweight application using Ruby on Rails and Vue.js
- Creating a brand new interface using client guidelines
- Making the app available in multiple language versions including Swahili and Amharic