In 2003, Shawn Collins and Missy Ward set up an Affiliate Summit Conference with the aim of providing educational sessions on the latest industry issues and promoting a productive network environment for affiliated marketers. Since then, the brand Affiliate Summit Inc. grown into Affiliate Summit Social Events, Performance Marketing Summit, FeedFront Magazine and more.


Together with AppPresser, where we have a Node.js server for built had earlier this year. They asked for an app to enable connecting all visitors during the conference in a fun way. The goal described was simple: visitors must be able to approve or reject other visitors and to be able to chat with each other on approval. As an important reference we got the app 'Tinder', it had to look like that in its essence. Well with a different match algorithm and other nuances.


We have chosen this project for this project Ionic Framework to use. Because the customer had an important design frame of reference, we were reasonably ready with the design. Our focus was on the algorithm, log in with SSO (single sign on) and a solid backend. A short summary of each element:

  • Match Algorithm: users receive suggestions based on two variables; interests & residence.
  • Log in: for this we have made an SSO connection with the CRM system of the Affiliate Summit.
  • Backend: to manage and monitor everything, we have chosen WordPress in combination with Buddypress as the back-end system for this app. We have arranged this unbreakable, secure and performance focused.

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