Namshi believes that working with skilled security researchers across the globe is crucial in identifying weaknesses in any technology — with that in mind, I wanted to introduce our (currently private) Bug Bounty Program that’s been in place since a couple years.
Recently, the Namshi iOS app went through a UI overhaul which includes a new font, improved UX on a few screens and some attractive animations. Customers loved it, the team enjoyed working on it and, best of all, conversion rate increased. To achieve this, we relied on a few open source libraries available through Cocoapods.
Some of the available open source UI components are very well written and while working with these, you will get a lot of inspiration. I won’t hesitate to mention SkyFloatinglabelTextField from SkyScanner and XLPagerTabStrip here. Sometimes, the UI requirements are very specific and UI libraries will not support the particular use-case you have. While working on the UI improvement for Namshi iOS app, we faced the same situation where we had to modify an existing library to tweak its looks.
Here at Namshi we have quite a bit of a diverse team but, like many companies out there, struggle with the gender gap in tech.
We, though, would like to share the story and advices from the women who are part of our team, with the hope that they’ll inspire others to join us, or to simply give computer science, or programming in general, a go.
Love React, React Native, the dom and webperf? Then we might have the right opening for you!
Around this time last year, we decided to try running subset of our customer-facing web traffic on spot instances.
This decision was solely based to reduce our AWS instance bill. We’ve heard of people running workloads on spot instances but most of the workloads are usually long-running jobs where you don’t mind if the instance gets terminated at any time. Running customer-facing apps is a completely different challenge where we can’t afford any downtime of any sort.
At the beginning of 2017, we decided to revamp our catalog API which is one of the main parts of our infrastructure, as it’s the API that serves 60 to 70% of our overall traffic.
Late last year we decided to give our mobile website a new look, coupled with a new “engine” in order to optimize our mobile experience on the web. Most of our users visit Namshi from mobile devices and we wanted to give them better usability, performance and overall smoother experience.
We’re currently looking for some help in a couple areas of our tech team — why don’t you join us?
In this post, we are going to highlight how and why we did a solr upgrade from solr v3 to solr-cloud v6 with no downtime.