Amber Energy found that there clients were increasingly becoming more and more confused with the various sources of information that were available to them that were meant to make it easier for them to manage their energy budgets.
With this knowledge and seeing a gap in the market, Amber Energy approached us with the idea to build a web application that would empower their clients, make it easier for them to manage their forward budgets, and help them make intelligent decisions on the best time to purchase their energy.
We worked closely with the Amber Energy Team to develop a product that was user-friendly and intuitive. Something that would give their clients the kind of insights to the energy market that they need to make the correct decision of when to buy their energy.
As this project was more app focused than a typical website we took a different approach and decided to implement the site using the latest version of the Laravel Framework, this allowed us the ability to not only build a really quick simple CMS that the team needed but meant we could build in a lot of the complexities of the system without having to hack around with anything in the core of the Framework.
As the information that is being displayed to the user needs to be accurate and the prices need to be explainable with the help of this framework we were able to write modular code that could unit tested giving us the satisfaction of knowing things worked and produced the results that we knew they would.
As well as the need for correct and valid information the app needed to be usable on all devices so that Ambers clients could check prices on the go and see how the energy market is at any given time, to accomplish this we built the application responsively and on smaller devices would do away with the graph and show the information tabulated which allowed the user to still see the information that they need to see on these devices.