Completed In: 2018
Custom T-Shirt App
Yellow Clothing Bangladesh
Everyone is different, and their wardrobe should reflect that individuality with grace and sophistication. Therefore our objective for this project for the renowned fashion brand Yellow was to provide their high-end customers with impeccably crafted, custom-fit shirts that look exceptional and feel like a second skin via an ingenious website.
The objective was to offer a comprehensive catalog of t-shirt designs and styles that users can choose from, along with fabrics.
Scope of Work
Challenges & Approch
Complex User Interface (UI): Integrating numerous customization options like different sleeve styles, collar types, pockets, pleats, back styles, and more can make the UI quite complex. Designing a seamless and user-friendly interface that allows users to easily navigate and visualize their choices can be challenging.
Data Management and Storage: With over 200 fabric selections and custom measurement options, you’ll have a vast amount of data to manage and store. Efficiently organizing and retrieving this data while maintaining app performance can be a significant challenge.
Product Visualization: Providing users with an accurate and real-time visualization of their custom t-shirt design can be complex, especially when considering various combinations of fabric, styles, and measurements. Implementing a reliable and realistic product visualization system requires careful planning and development.
Integration with Manufacturing Partners: Coordinating with manufacturing partners to ensure they can fulfill the custom orders based on the user’s selections is crucial. Integrating the app with manufacturing systems to automate order processing can be challenging, especially if each customization option affects production differently.
Performance Optimization: As the app needs to handle multiple customization choices, data selections, and real-time rendering, performance optimization becomes paramount. The app must be responsive and quick, even on devices with varying hardware capabilities.
Quality Assurance: With such a wide range of customization options, thorough testing is necessary to ensure that each combination works as intended. Testing all possible scenarios can be time-consuming but is essential to avoid issues once the app is live.
Backend Management: Handling the inventory of over 200 fabric selections and custom measurements requires a robust backend system. You’ll need to set up efficient data management and ordering processes to prevent stockouts and ensure accurate order fulfillment.
Security and Privacy: Custom t-shirt apps collect sensitive user data, such as measurements and payment information. Ensuring the security and privacy of this data is crucial to build trust with users.
Version Control and Updates: As your app evolves, managing updates and version control can be challenging. Implementing a seamless update process that doesn’t disrupt the user experience is essential.
Cost and Resources: Developing such a comprehensive custom t-shirt app can be resource-intensive and may require significant investment in development, design, and maintenance.
Define the specific features and customization options you want to include in the app, such as fabric selections, measurements, dynamic pricing rules, and real-time visualization.
Design and User Interface:
Create wireframes and designs for the user interface to ensure a clear vision of the app’s layout and functionality.
Design the database schema to accommodate the different customization options, fabric selections, pricing rules, and user information.
Setting Up CodeIgniter:
Install and set up the CodeIgniter framework on your development environment.
Basic Frontend Development:
Backend Development – Part 1:
Start developing the backend logic for user authentication, session management, and database integration.
Backend Development – Part 2:
Implement the core logic for handling customizations, dynamic pricing, and real-time visualization of t-shirt designs.
Set up the dynamic pricing rules based on the user’s selected options, fabric choices, and measurements.
Testing and Bug Fixing:
Conduct rigorous testing to identify and fix any bugs or issues that arise during development.