Shine was recently involved with helping a client bring an outsourced mobile web site in-house. The site was essentially a guide for browsing business and event information for cinemas, restaurants and bars in your area. Bringing this web site in-house was mainly an exercise in re-writing the outsourced instance as a component to the client’s own internally developed NodeJS/Express app server (currently used to serve their main - non-mobile - web site).
The NetBiscuits platform was used to handle all the device specific porting which allowed the development effort to focus almost entirely on business logic and backend data processing. The combined learning curve of NetBiscuit’s own markup language with Shine’s Jazz template system was simple enough to make the presentation layer development a breeze. This blog will talk about the process involved in developing for NetBiscuits and some of the problems and solutions encountered on the way.