The project’s goal was clear, provide German users with the same simple and fast payback-functionality which Tikkie’s Dutch users are enjoying. It sounds almost simple, were it not that Germany’s banking infrastructure is far more complicated than the situation in the Netherlands. The Dutch version of the popular application is based on iDeal and is linked to a relative small number of ten individual banks. The German app communicates with almost 3000 banks. These banks all use their own API and had to be added to Tikkie’s transactionflow. Together with Moneyou we achieved this by working together with FintecSystems. FintecSystems provided us with a component that facilitates payments based on the systems of the banks in question.
Five people from GlobalOrange collaborated with Moneyou on Tikkie.de. We felt at home immediately, the collaboration was incredibly smooth because of the constant and open communication. Obviously, there was some pressure due to the ambitious ‘100 day challenge’. But because of our strategically set sprint goals we delivered usable products every two weeks and met the challenge with some time to spare.
Amongst other things, we refactored the Tikkie software and migrated the whole to Amazon Web Services. Amazon offers us a perfect platform voor the development and maintenance of the application. One of the major benefits AWS provides is the fact that, with this platform, we’re able to safely and rapidly deploy new features to the product. The system automatically tests changes made to the software and implements changes almost directly.
Also, we developed a new marketing website for Tikkie.de to meet the demands of the German Market.