Track a Cat

Web Design & Development

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Trackacat is an online service designed to reunite animal lovers with their lost pets. People can post details of their lost pet onto the website with photos. Not only are details listed on the website, but also alerts are sent by email and social media to thousands of vets, local authorities, animal welfare centres and registered ‘pet spotters’.

THE CHALLENGE

We were approached to design and build the website from the ground up, on a limited budget. There were a lot of complex requirements for this website including:

  • User registration and payment processing
  • Enable pet owners to create a printable poster online
  • Browse and search for lost pets
  • Google map with pins showing lost pet locations
  • Geo-targeted email notification system

THE SOLUTION

We identified an open-source system that met most of the requirements. We then created a bespoke design, integrated it into the system and developed the remaining features.

This approach enabled us to deliver on all of the requirements and on budget. Most other agencies would have proposed a completely bespoke solution and been several times over budget.