The customer’s primary challenge was creating a clean user interface that would be built in Microsoft Windows. Although DTI developers were very skilled in Java, they lacked the experience to design a unique-looking, efficient Windows application. Keeping the project focused, with a limited scope, and minimal customizations, created even more demands on the team tasked with building an launching this software application.
Additionally, the customer recognized other challenges that prompted them to seek outside development expertise.
Avanade surveyed the customer’s automated pricing platform product and gave a high-level estimate to replace the current technology with Microsoft technology. Avanade helped the customer design, build, and deploy a Microsoft .NET-based application. The application will utilize an online auction software development kit and un-managed C++ code in conjunction with the Windows API, ATL and COM to create an application that meets the customer’s requirements. The application will allow users to go directly to the online auction to bid on items being displayed.
The Affiliate Program portion of the application will send click through commissions on referrals and allow new user registration payment for users directed to site within the ticker who register and make a bid within a pre-determined time frame.