Complete build of a new alternative web service for cycle insurance
“Cycle Syndicate is a community of careful individuals who want an alternative to insurance. No premiums, no small print, just cyclists looking out for each other.” Cycle Syndicate operates as a members’ club on an invitation-only basis. There is a community driven online service after you get in, where people can organize their syndicates, insurable assets (bikes) and receive or manage their stake required actions. It is built using the Yii framework and makes use of HTML5, Bootstrap3, jQuery, Graph (Facebook) API, HybridAuth, GoCardless API.
The project came with a requirement, that it must be built using Yii framework, which was new to me, but after having a quick overview, I decided it would be interesting to learn it. That proved right, I liked how the framework tightly and nicely integrates with Bootstrap3 and forms. Also I enjoyed being able to use the new PHP 5.6 features, for making PHP code even more clean. The site is completely responsive and we even went to Googles device testing lab to test that.