Diggz

The Ultimate Social Platform for Finding Ideal Roommate

Timeline

5+ years

Team

4 team members

Diggz

Customer location

  • USA, Texas

Domain

  • Real Estate

Product

  • Social Platform

Scope of work

  • Business analysis
  • UI/UX design
  • Front-end development
  • Quality assurance
  • Back-end development 
  • Project management
  • Maintenance and support
  • Security assessment
  • Documentation

About the client

Our client operates an innovative online marketplace dedicated to co-living spaces, offering a unique platform for users with spare space to list their properties for subletting. This service simplifies the process of finding the perfect roommate by allowing users to search based on their preferences. 

Business challenge

Diggz, initially launched with an MVP developed by its co-founders, quickly encountered a major bottleneck as it expanded: scalability. The original platform's algorithm, efficient for a smaller user base, struggled under heavier traffic, notably causing over 10-second load times in the roommate search feature. Faced with the dilemma of simplifying their unique features or evolving without compromising their vision, Diggz needed a strategic solution to scale effectively while maintaining its core functionality. 

Project description

The partnership between ErgoServ and Diggz began with a critical mission: enhancing and scaling the existing system to handle a growing user base. This collaboration evolved into a continuous, creative endeavor, jointly brainstorming and efficiently implementing new functionalities, integrations, and features, marking a path of long-term productive partnership.

Work on the Diggz project encompassed the following key parts:

01

Enhancing Scalability

The team expanded the MVP to effortlessly handle more users, overcoming initial technical challenges.

02

Developing New Features

A stream of fresh functionalities and integrations were added, constantly improving the platform.

03

Optimizing User Experience

Diggz’s main search feature and other interfaces were upgraded for a more engaging and intuitive user experience.

04

Boosting SEO and Content

Efforts were made to optimize content and search engine crawling, readying the platform for Google Core Web Vitals, ensuring adherence to GDPR and other relevant standards.

05

Securing Communication

Advanced security measures, including fraud prevention solution, were implemented for data protection.

06

Integrating Payment Processes

Stripe was incorporated for streamlined payment processing, with the introduction of various products including subscription-based and one-time services in multiple currencies.

07

Expanding Offerings

Diggz expanded its rental options from just rooms to full apartments and co-living spaces, integrating with APIs and MLS feeds, and scaled across multiple metro areas and smaller localities. 

08

Enhancing User Accessibility

Registration via phone number was enabled and SSL certificates were updated for safer access.

09

Upgrading Algorithms

The user-matching system was enhanced to a sophisticated algorithm-based suggestion engine, aiming for better compatibility and connections among users.

10

Flexibilizing Admin Panel

A robust backend admin control was introduced, offering diverse operations that allow business owners to manage various aspects, including publishing and editing content with greater flexibility.

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Diggz project architecture

Key features

Cutting-Edge Features Developed for Optimal Performance

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Subscription

Premium subscription for users

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Facebook

Data Protection Assessment - Data Security

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Security 2.0

Fraud prevention solution

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Browse page V2

Upgrade and refresh page

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SEO content tasks + Technical SEO

Crawl Optimization

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Feed

Onboard new Listings Feed

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Stripe

Payment Links

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Create new pages

Coliving Pages, Near Me, Off-Campus, Sub-Cities Pages for cities

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Register

Register with Phone number

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SSL Certificate

Update SSL Certificate

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User-matching algorithm

Update and create the user-matching algorithm

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User Profile Tags

User Profile Tags for the matching algorithm

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Admin panel improvement

Possibility to change content for different pages from the admin panel

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Profiles for users

Displays similar profiles for users

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UI/UX

UI/UX edits and improvements

Integrations

Enhancing Capabilities with Smart Integrations

Technologies

We use the most effective stack of technologies tailored to every individual project.

Languages

  • Ruby
  • JavaScript
  • CSS3
  • HTML5

Frameworks

  • Ruby on Rails

Infrastructure

  • Digital Ocean

Databases

  • PostgreSQL
  • Redis

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“The team at ErgoSer has been there with us from the start. They have helped us scale, optimize and expand our product and services. They have been an integral part of our team, and a major contributor to our success. The one thing that stands out the most for me, is that they always deliver. There's never been a project, feature or task that they couldn't handle. No matter if the requirements are new or complex, they find a way to get it done with a high quality standard, efficiency and transparency.”

Rany Burstein

Rany Burstein

CEO & Founder of Diggz.co

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