During this epidemic, students, employees living away from their homes, infected, etc are missing their home-cooked food, Csharptek came up with a solution in the form of a mobile application known as ByteHealthy. Launched a year ago in 2020, ByteHealthy is an online platform that helps to connect people in need with the chefs providing home-cooked food all from our neighborhood. The concept behind this venture is on connecting consumers to Home Kitchens and Home Bakers who provide “Ghar ka Khana”. The needy ones can simply go to the app, scroll through the menu, and order all three meals of their day. Our delivery team is available 24 hours to deliver food from Kitchens to our customers. Web-based e-commerce website and iOS version of ByteHealthy is under development and will be soon available in the market. ByteHealthy recently has more than 5000 downloads and over 1000 active customers. Currently, it provides services only in Ranchi but later on can be extended all over the country.
During this pandemic time, when people are away from their homes or are diagnosed with some infection it was difficult for them to get high-quality home-cooked food. Nowadays, the trend revolves around studying and earning a livelihood away from home. The restaurant food is no doubt very fancy and exotic but it losses that pinch of love and tenderness. Also, the food delivery apps present in the market charge extremely high rates for delivery and packaging. As for Home Kitchens and Home Bakers, they require some platform to provide their services for providing home-cooked fresh food and bakery items to help people in need.
Csharptek has developed a virtual platform where people of alike interests in food are brought together by sharing home-cooked food. This platform is famous for selling “Ghar Ka Khana” and is known as a ByteHealthy mobile application. The app solely utilizes SaaS architecture and technologies. The following technologies were used for developing ByteHealthy on time:
Anyone you talk to will tell you that using apps is much better than websites. For building any mobile app, Google's Android remains the global market leader irrespective of any newer platforms gaining ground. While building ByteHealthy, our team was considering different scenarios for using which platform and finally we concluded that at first, we will develop an Android version of it. This was because Android has a wider pool of customers, easy installation, compatibility with different devices, social media capabilities, and lower development costs. Android uses Java which is a programming language that most developers are intimately familiar with. While using Android, we were able to put a variety of features to our app such as integrating Payment Gateways (card, Paytm), auto-location update, hassle-free registrations, coupon facilities, etc. The platform offers both coding and designing in a single software, thereby providing a seamless and effortless experience to the developers. The process followed while developing the app included:
The entire backend of our app is set up on one of the leading clouds in the market – Microsoft Azure. The services used included Azure Active Directory, Azure Active Directory B2C, SQL Server, Azure Storage, Azure Functions, etc. Azure Active Directory enables a cloud-based identity and access management service which helps authenticated users to sign in and access resources. Azure Active Directory Business to Consumer (B2C) is responsible for handling user account sign-up, sign-in, profile edit, and password reset functionalities for the app. Both the customers and the chefs need to sign-up before using the app. It has its login portal management which can be customized to a certain extent to change the look and feel as required by customers. It provides a one-to-one stop for authentication. It is very cost-effective as the first 50,000 authentications and users are free. The whole backend of the app is managed by Azure SQL Server and Azure Storage. Shifting the backend of the application to the Azure cloud SQL Server provides higher performance, security, and improved analytics of SQL Server with flexibility and hybrid connectivity of Azure with 100 percent code compatibility. Optimized performance and durability with automated, AI-powered features are always up to date while using Azure SQL. We have used Azure Storage for storing all our customer's and chef's data to take back-up. For running various scripts or programs for our app as a background process, Azure WebJobs have been used. WebJobs and Azure Storage go hand-in-hand. Also, Azure Functions continually provides updated infrastructure and resources needed to run the software. They provide serverless functionalities, highly scalable and, are cheap.
An Application Programming Interface (API) is a method of communication between the app and azure. Using Azure services as an agile development approach supports frequent software releases with completed functionality.
ByteHealthy is a one-stop destination for people who need healthy and well-cooked “Ghar-Ka-Khana”. Searching for the home chefs around our neighborhood was not that much easy. But with ByteHealthy, we can not only search for chefs but also get instant pictures and details about the food available.
One of the most amazing facts about the ByteHealthy is that anyone can be a seller rehabilitating in Ranchi. They just need to register themselves and their kitchen. They can list all the food items that they can cook at their home and sell to customers. Customers will also be allowed to give ratings to different kitchens and the one with the highest ratings will be featured first on our app. Through this, a lot of chefs can earn through their homemade food and get their appreciation.
The app which has been created is beautiful and user-friendly to use by both customers and chefs. Chefs could easily register themselves, customers could effectively browse through the menu and place orders, payment can be done both by cash-on-delivery or digital platform, and many more features.
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