News International

News International – Paid-for Content Web App

Objective

The objective was to deliver the UK’s first paid-for content websites for the Times and Sunday Times newspapers.

Deliverables

Our role was to:

  • design, develop, test and prepare multiple web applications for production rollout
  • launch new websites for the Times and Sunday Times in preparation for the paywall
  • move to a new CMS
  • deliver technology for a complex subscription model
  • design the platform to deliver content to mobile devices.

The project was split into multiple work streams using an Agile SCRUM approach, with teams in London and India. The main technologies were Java and Oracle running on a Unix platform.

Results

We delivered the UK’s first paid-for content newspaper service based on a subscription model. Other newspaper companies have followed suit.