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Fairly Local - A Drupal Powered iPhone App and Website

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Fairly Local is a community-contributed local fair trade product search for Australia consumers, available as both a website and an iPhone app. As a community driven resource, consumers interested in ethical shopping add the local stores where they buy fair trade products, making that information available to the rest of the community.

After running a few years on a custom built platform, we this year rebuilt both the app and website on Drupal, rewriting and redesigning everything from the ground-up.

While there were many interesting adventures during the rebuild worth discussing, this session will explore how we approached:

- Native iPhone app development powered by a Drupal site
- Running third-party websites which build their own ethical product search powered by the Fairly Local Drupal site.
- Integrating Facebook Connect to enable a quick community contributions within the Drupal user system
- Multiple levels of content access for users, brands and certifications.
- The utmost importance of a strong visual design, alongside stable platform development
- Our mobile focus to user-experience, with fully responsive layouts for the website and a clean, simplified and focused UI for the native iPhone app.

We'll also explore our key learnings, and the considerations we have moving forward as we redevelop the site for Drupal 7.

Schedule info
Status: 
Accepted
Time slot: 
Friday, February 8 - 3:45pm-4:45pm
Room: 
Oceanic Ballroom West
Session Info
Speaker(s): 
Track: 
Frontend
Experience level: 
Intermediate