Below are the tools and technology, we incorporated into the application development workflow. The client provided machine setup with this environment:
The project required us to rewrite the "Listener Email" application into the VB.NET from scratch. To enable this, the client shared a copy of the MSSQL Server 2005 database, which is used in the existing application. In the updated code, Chetu needed to replicate some legacy, design elements to further their branding efforts.
At kick-off, the Chetu team started on the visual, login dashboard, where recent email feedback is segmented by sent, open, and unsubscribed. This was the first on a list of many visual reporting mechanisms.
We went on to program a heat map module that displays the gradient of listeners by geographical location and time of day—surrounding zip codes, towns, and counties are classified by color.
The number one priority was mobile responsiveness, having all desktop functionalities extend to mobile devices as well. We streamlined the two versions, adding a drag and drop system for advertisement placement. Social buttons appear automatically on all emails with a follow us button to increase click-throughs and brand engagement.
The ad manager layer allows admin to create drip campaigns with automated follow-up. The member database API has the ability to add, edit, delete, and lookup members to adjust their subscriptions. Each member is matched with an avatar uploaded from their personal, social media account. Admin can personalize emails with icons in the subject line.
When the client implemented the final source code into their working model, their lead generation analytics clearly indicated Chetu's version better aligned with the current radio broadcasting market, facilitating greater control over the promotions ecosystem.