Dynamologic Solutions created a web-based platform for the StoryStar team that provided the company with the following advantages:
StoryStar is web platform dedicated to short stories. On this platform, budding authors can submit their short stories for free. The submitted stories are then screened and proofread by the administrators, published on the website and then shared across social media accounts.
StoryStar has a myriad of features. There is a contest section on the website which allows users to compete for cash prizes. There is also StoryStar of the week and author of the month. You can search the stories according to their theme, category, keywords, popularity, location, and views. Users can rate, flag, share and add comments on a published story and also add authors to their favorite list.
The three challenges that the team of StoryStar faced before hiring Dynamologic for their development needs were:
StoryStar wanted to overcome these limitations with the help of a secure and robust online presence that could help them grow into a community for all the short story fans.
We helped Cryptosomniac beat these challenges by using stellar approaches and strategies that were in-line with the company’s vision and business requirements:
Powerful Web-based Platform: The first requirement was that of a website where users will be able to upload stories and read the published works of others. Moderation of the content was to be done by the administrator account. We developed a responsive web platform that allowed easy story submission and content screening.
Seamless 3rd Party Integrations: The second requirement was of a payment method and a subscription option. We integrated the platform with PayPal for secure payment of donations for keeping the platform free. Newsletter subscription method was also added on the website for email marketing and site announcements.
Social Media Following: Without social media, reach in the digital realms is a difficult task which is why we integrated social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter on the website. We also added the social share button on stories so that users can share their favorite stories on their timeline with friends and family.
Our team worked with the leadership of StoryStar on all stages in order to create a product that is fully in accordance with the business vision and requirements.
After the launch of the website, StoryStar became the hub of aspiring short story writers and readers. The challenges present were addressed perfectly by our team and yielded the following results:
StoryStar is an active community thanks to its web presence. Their website, with the help of Dynamologic, enabled them to create a fun platform where people with similar interests gather, share their work and polish their writing skills.