Scaling 1060 to a global platform with Kodez DevOps-as-a-Service and AWS

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1060 social app makes all your property experience fun & authentic by challenging the antiquated rules of real estate.

1060 is where agents meets property managers meets home lovers. Whether you are a first-time home buyer, looking for that second home or making an investment, property hunting can be time consuming and overwhelming. 1060 provides a safe online community for both agents and home lovers to discover and connect with each other worldwide.

Situation

 

1060 (Tensixty) is a prop-tech start-up based in Australia that aims to revolutionise the real estate sector. The idea was to use the power of short-form video and social networks to provide an immersive mobile application for property agents and consumers.

With an emphasis on user experience, 1060wanted to give agents an app to shoot 60-second videos, add music and effects, and showcase their properties. Homebuyers and renters would have a fun and engaging way to browse and collect those videos and share them with friends and family. Additional features include the ability for consumers to chat with agents and follow properties and agencies.

The challenge was to produce a cutting-edge low latency video upload and streaming service from a globally distributed backend architecture with zero downtime from microservice deployments.

"Kodez have excelled at being a solid partner. When it comes to DevOps-as-a-Service, they help us rapidly scale our global engineering team, with reliability and world-class engineer experience."
- Matthew Snowden, Founder, www.1060app.com

Solution

Initially, Kodez DevOps engineers provided DevOps strategy and implementation guidance, helping 1060 adopt a DevOps framework with Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) and microservices architecture to build and release application features. Specifically utilising AWS Code Build to compile code and run unit tests, AWS Code Pipeline to automate release steps and AWS Code Deploy for automated deployments. It was on these foundations that the project began.

The Kodez solution utilises the auto-scaling features of Amazon compute services to handle fluctuations in demand. AWS Content Delivery Network and AWS Media Services are used to deliver IOS and Android apps that stream video to a global audience. Regionally distributed AWS datacentres execute code close to user locations to overcome latency issues.

While Node.js at the backend facilitates thousands of concurrent connections, site reliability engineering enables monitoring in production and provides metrics that inform further improvements.

Post-project, 1060 adopted Kodez DevOps-as-a-Service for the ongoing maintenance and regular application enhancements. Our experienced DevOps engineers support the internal team as they learn new tools and systems and provide additional resources during peak periods.

 

Success

 

Since Go Live, the 1060 app has gained significant traction, enabling an Australian startup to disrupt the real estate sector. With features to maintain a portfolio of property videos, agents can cross-publish to platforms like Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube shorts.

The app has attracted some of the biggest names in real estate. Sotheby's, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices and Douglas Elliman have all signed up. As a result, 1060 is experiencing global growth.

From a solid foundation of DevOps practices, Kodez engineers built a stable infrastructure that collects performance and usability metrics. This data provides the basis for new feature development, regular security updates, disaster recovery and microservice configurations, and cost optimisations. Complete deployment automation has reduced production release times from 2-3 hours to a few minutes.

As a trusted partner, Kodez guided the initial DevOps strategy and designed and implemented an end-to-end solution. Our working relationship with 1060 continues via Kodez DevOps-as-a-Service, a sour site reliability engineers continuously maintain and improve the application.

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