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It’s been a while since we wrote the last blog post about the evolution of the Holvi frontend. Time flies! It’s also been a year since we released the new version of our customer facing application, which was our biggest ever technology update named Appenzeller. We previously wrote about how we planned and executed this complex project. As 2015 is coming to an end, it’s good to look back at what we’ve achieved.
In this post, we’ll go through some of the improvements and functionalities added to our application in the span of one year. In retrospective, 2015 has been a very feature oriented year for the Holvi product team. Progress is not always as visible on a day to day basis, but looking back at how much our tech team has accomplished feels very satisfying and motivating.
It is now more evident than ever that our investment in the Holvi frontend update has fully paid off. Our speed of execution has increased. On average, we deployed 1 release to production per day. Our development procedures are better defined and more predictable. We have a more modular architecture, which allows us to be much better at adding new building blocks in a maintainable and organised fashion. This also enables us to find defective components easier and fix them quicker. We have also achieved an excellent level of visual uniformity across all the parts of our applications, so our customers can identify the Holvi products at a glimpse. We can continue our growth, knowing that our technology won’t be a limiting factor.
Now let's delve a little deeper into what features we’ve added in the past 12 months to different parts of the Holvi product.
Other product improvements
That's not all
Phew, that was a long list! But if you have made it this far, you should know that these are not the only things we’ve implemented in the past year. There have been some other interesting by-product additions of our frontend update. Our efforts in unifying the visual styles across all our application stack have empowered us to go forward efficiently in other areas.
What’s up next?
Our next product goals are summarised in the following core areas:
Having written this long piece of text has helped us realize that the difficult process of upgrading our technology was worth it. The benefits of our frontend update are more visible than ever. On a more personal level, I believe even a quarter of those features and improvements I listed would not have been possible with the old technology. I am strongly convinced that we’ve created a great platform that we can successfully continue building on. It also makes it easier to onboard new developers, as we’ve already seen with new colleagues who can easily take on tasks and understand the building blocks and concepts without a lot of assistance.
The future of our frontend looks bright thanks to our talented and experienced team, passion and dedication of our developers, visual and product designers. If you made it this far in this post, chances are you have a technical background and you would like to help us build the awesome. Don't wait any longer and apply to work with us! We want more talented people like you to join us in our fintech disruption journey.
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