Quote & Buy
Online Insurance Website
Quote and Buy had a requirement to develop a high profile online insurance quotation site to rival the UK's leading insurance providers, as well as an online shopping mall allowing visitors to buy all manner of goods and services directly over the Internet.
As one of the new breed of heavy traffic online shopping sites Quote and Buy was designed to handle transactions at the rate of 100 hits per second. Sun Microsystems Solaris was chosen as the platform for development and deployment. One notable challenge was to provide a user interface that was both pleasing and extremely friendly and logical to use, so as to guide the user, undaunted, through a potentially arduous process. We defined the site structure and provided the complete design and implementation of the user interface.
All server-side code was developed in Java, which ran optimally on the Sun Microsystems Solaris UNIX platform integrating with Apache web server.
Website Design / Content Management / Traffic Reports / Hosting / Maintenance
Quote and Buy, together with its sophisticated back end database, was acquired by a larger player in the financial services market.