Punteroo Website Screenshot

Punteroo is an app for providing a way to bet among friends on anything from the outcome of a football match to the length of a best man’s speech.

The Brief

Punteroo provided us with a very short brief to come up a logo and style guide for their new iOS app which was being built by Bristol based agency Simpleweb.

The Result

Within only a few days we created Punteroo's new logo and an accompanying style guide outlining the typography and colour palette for their new app. We also created a bespoke set of "sporting logos" to help give the app a unique feel whilst aiding with the app's usability by minimising the amount of text on screen.

Simpleweb incorporated these design steers into the beta iOS app they made.  The results are available to view for yourself on Punteroo's website.

CruiseHQ.co.uk website screenshot

Cruise HQ is a fully-responsive cruise holiday comparison site built with a resilient API driven architecture and a cutting-edge dynamic frontend. It compares both cruise suppliers’ and travel agents’ pricing, tracks pricing changes, and notifies customers when cruise prices change.

The Brief

The website's core aim needed to be to keep the user experience as simple as possible and make the content easy to find for the broad range of users that would visit the website. Many challenges were faced when creating a comparison engine of this scale. The site had to:

  • Have a lightning-fast response time
  • Be scalable enough to be able to process and display large quantities of data
  • Have up-to-the-minute pricing data and reflect any changes immediately
  • Deliver a clean, modern web interface incorporating an easy to use Content Management System
  • Offer an excellent user experience across desktop, tablet and mobile devices

The Result

To ensure that the design was practical, we developed several different structural and design concepts before making any final decisions. We kept the user experience simple and made the content easy to find for the broad range of users that would be visiting the website, providing them with all the information that they need to make a buying decision and plan their perfect cruise holiday.

We created a data scraper in NodeJS that was capable of processing over 10,000 web pages every ten minutes and then parsing that information into a common format to be processed by an API. The Symfony 2 API stores all incoming cruise data and outgoing messages in RabbitMQ queues in order to prevent any downtime or dropped messages. We also integrated the Apache Solr search engine into the API; this meant we see sub-150ms response times and also provided the ability to filter searches with an almost instantaneous response.

Zodiac Booking Website

Zodiac Media designed and built Zodiac Booking to take some of the industry standard features available to large tour operators and makes them accessible to smaller companies that otherwise would not be able to afford bespoke development.

The Brief

  • Provide cottage suppliers a platform for their customers to search, reserve, book, amend, and cancel their cottage and holiday bookings.
  • Provide a fully transactional booking engine integrating the Carlton TABS API
  • Optimised for mobile platforms

The Result

We implemented a feature-rich search engine and geo-location map search that could provide up-to-date availability and booking. A fully customisable content management system that allows even the least technical of people to manage their site with ease was designed from scratch using Symfony 2. The site is fully responsive and built from the ground up to look its best on every device.

Berkshire Billtong Website

Berkshire Biltong is a unique manufacturer, founded on a passion for high quality Biltong. They use high quality ingredients and do not rush the production process, resulting in the tastiest Biltong that the Zodiac Media team has ever had.

The Brief

  • Create a brand new bespoke website that accurately reflects their brand
  • Provide an eCommerce outlet for all their products
  • Keep their user experience as simple as possible and make the content easy to browse

The Result

With the client’s needs in mind, we decided that Magento would be the best solution. This allowed for greater control in merchandising, promotion, and sales of the products that are available on the site. This also made browsing the site and managing the product catalogue a triviality. The site includes attractive product images and an intuitive navigation system, enabling the consumer to have all the information at their fingertips regardless of the browser used. Responsive templates and a simple Magento CMS meant that the website was ready to go in record time and sell tasty Biltong to the masses.

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