blkbx

The new commerce experience for brands, agencies and influencers

The new commerce experience for brands, agencies and influencers

Web Development

App Development

UX/UI design

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CHALLENGE

How to purchase ANYthing within a one-click maneuver

blkbx approached us with the idea of creating a simple-checkout application that allows you to sell items through social media, ads, and QR codes. The main premise of such a product was providing the ability to sell items simply by using a blkbx seller account and linking it to the Stripe app. Thus, the payment could be easily generated for virtually any product, while the buyer could purchase it in one click using Apple Pay, Google Pay, or regular card payments. Having the pitch in mind, our dev team rolled up their sleeves and started the work.

BACKEND TECH

Python 3.9,

Django framework,

AWS ECS containers,

AWS Lambda worker

SOLUTIONS

Accelerating the sales process for the sake of sellers’ and customers’

We broke the project down into three phases – to define the scope of work, implement + test the app, and fine-tune it for a better user experience. The first phase included thorough planning according to the initial idea and technical requirements. During the second phase, we deployed the first version of the app and started working on the UX improvements. The third stage is currently in progress and is focused mainly on optimizing the application, simplifying the registration system, and Stripe integration for sellers.

The collaboration with blkbx has also given us the perfect opportunity to use our own SaaS Boilerplate product, too. Just to give you a clear idea – our SaaS Boilerplate is an out-of-the-box toolset that will help businesses build impeccable software without tedious work.  

For this project the Saas Boilerplate was used to accelerate the work and optimize the processes associated with configuring and building the blkbk application. We used it to constitute the basis of the server infrastructure and provide the main tools and functionalities used on the client-side, such as: the authentication system, authorization, payments, and email templates generation system.

Now, with the right toolset, blkbx provides sellers with simple and mobile-first payment stacks that allow you to present products with 1-touch checkout.

FRONTEND TECH

WebApp (React 17.0.1, Styled-components, GraphQL, Redux, Redux-Saga, Relay, Storybook)

Stack (Gatsby, React 17.0.1, Styled-components, Ramda)

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what partners say about us?

Daniel Kiyoi
CEO & Founder Magic Dust
Daniel Kiyoi
CEO & Founder Magic Dust
“The code and the work were good quality and really what we were looking for. They were able to bring technical design thinking to the project. Project management was tight and I always knew what was happening.”
Daniel Kiyoi - Apptension Client
Daniel Kiyoi
CEO & Founder Magic Dusk
Mateusz Oleksiuk
CEO LESS_
“Apptension was flexible and professional. When I needed to quickly add capacity, it took a week or two at worst - often days. The cooperation enabled me to slowly scale up my own IT team, and the company was very helpful until the last moments of the transition.”
Mateusz Oleksiuk
CEO LESS_
“The technical creativity delivered by the team at Apptension was invaluable in the formation of our mixed reality start-up Hyper.”
Nathan Sparshott
Co-Founder & CEO of Hyper
Nathan Sparshott
Co-Founder & CEO of Hyper
“The SaaS Boilerplate Appension built was a huge reason we were so successful, because all these little seeminaly unrelated tasks and integrations needed to happen. If we had been working with anybody else, It would have probably taken months to do the same work.”
Kwame Nyanning
CEO blkbx.
Kwame Nyanning
CEO blkbx.
“We needed their help to build the backend services and capabilities needed to deliver a production level on demand. Their ability to produce high-quality work with consistency while dealing with a new type of project was impressive.”
Kelly O’Conor
Product Lead, Siberia
Kelly O’Conor
Product Lead, Siberia
“The project’s success has resulted in a long-term partnership for design and development. Apptension is a fantastic partner, who is willing to go above and beyond in order to deliver what the client needs.”
Catarina Rocha
p(r)oud solutions
Catarina Rocha
Business Development Manager, p(r)oud solutions
“Apptension fared well in our project, working with our bespoke CMS and complex requirements. The designs were implemented well and the schedule was kept tight.”
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Partner at Schema
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