Appszoom is a place for discovering new mobile applications. With desktop and mobile versions of the site and a variety of apps, it offers a complete catalogue of all applications available on iOS and Android. Appszoom’s editorial team performs in-depth testing on tens of thousands of applications, enabling them to advise users on the best apps to install.
Appszoom also offers mobile app developers a wide range of tools to ensure their apps reach their target audience and help them build a solid user base.
With over 7 million unique users per month, Appszoom is growing at an astounding rate. Since its launch in 2009, it has rapidly achieved international recognition as the app search engine of reference.
Appzoom required a service provider that would take full charge of their IT infrastructure. This infrastructure needed to be flexible enough to cater for the progressive growth of the business and fast enough to deliver an uninterrupted, high-performing user experience. Appszoom envisaged working with a technological partner that would understand their business needs from day one and grow with them over time.
Celingest designed a hybrid solution for Appszoom that would combine physical server capacity with cloud computing services to meet the demands of the growing portal.
Built using open source technologies such as PHP and supported by MySQL and SOLR as the main backend services, the result is a custom-made, high-availability platform that adapts and evolves in both size and complexity as the number of site visitors grows.
Primarily on-premise, the platform draws on cloud-based resources when it matters most. For example, with the aim of delivering high-quality content faster and to a wider geographical user base, Celingest serves part of the site’s content from Amazon Cloudfront (AWS).
From the preliminary analysis of the technological requirements and business objectives, right through to platform deployment, Celingest has provided Appszoom with expert support, working hand-in-hand with their team to achieve maximum performance at all times.
In line with Appszoom’s vision of an ongoing technological partner, Celingest continues to accompany the site as it grows, providing a full management, maintenance and monitoring system for all services run on the platform.
The speed at which we change can be breathtaking and we need to stay competitive in the most unpredictable market that exists. Our infrastructure is run by Celingest and we can't imagine it any other way.
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