Avaaz

Avaaz is a global community, designed to bound people of all nations into a single community. People are empowered to take action on some of the largest issues of our world today. This bold project aims at closing the gap between the world we currently live in and a world everyone wishes to live in.

Millions of people from the entire globe may now act as an organized, centralized force and achieve changes in such vital issues as corruption, national matters, poverty, armed conflicts and more. Avaaz community operates in 15 different languages, the core team includes representatives from 6 countries and there are literally thousands of volunteers who lobby governments, organize protests and arrange important events. All the power lies in the hands of everybody.

Requirements

Specialists from QArea had to deliver a stable, solid and secure platform that would resist huge loads. We had to ensure flawless globalization to allow the resource being available and flawlessly usable by citizens of different countries that speak different languages and do not share nationality. We had to ensure comfortable ways of communication, feedback and donation processes.

Huge loads

Avaaz was destined to become a stable platform for millions of people. It had to be used on a daily basis by people from all over the globe and at the same time. When a crisis hits, there is no time to fix errors. Important decisions, and upcoming changes may be in danger as they depend on the constantly stable performance of the service.

We have gained enormous performance growth by pre-generating multiple pages as well as some statistics. This helped in establishing a stable platform fit to withstand colossal amounts of users and visitors.

Globalization

Considering that Avaaz involves numerous people from different countries we had to ensure flawless support of many languages. We have designed, coded and tested this website in a way that has ensured easy and impeccable customization of the platform, hence all necessary localization was implemented. Special attention was given to functional testing to make sure all vital aspects are 100% verified.

Ease in use

We have used the entire stack of all available best-performing web technologies to ensure the platform is stable, secure and user-friendly. We chose to use pure PHP, powered with numerous open-source libraries over frameworks, as this is a project, which requires a special, custom touch.

In order to achieve great results all processes required appropriate management. An email list that is fully operational in multiple languages was developed to ensure flawless communication. A subscription to alerts functionality was designed and implemented to ensure people can easily act out as soon as any meaningful event takes place in the world. We have also implemented a system that enables donations. PayPal system was chosen as a perfect solution for this task.

Security

Considering all the given factors we have paid major attention to all possible data breaches as well. We have used AJAX as the main technology and have paid extra attention to solve many potential security flaws, such as:

  • Internal application data may be exposed
  • Client and server-side do not have a clear line in-between
  • Third-party resource access to the client, and more.

We made sure all input fields are secure, knowing the potential threats of malicious scripts, thus ensuring better security of the website.

Result

Our goal-oriented approach has resulted in millions of dollars raised in donations within 2 days of several campaigns and hundreds of thousands of emails were sent and delivered to governmental officials, political leaders and organizations.

Support

We support this project up until today and are planning to do so in the future considering the success of Avaaz organization. We are filled with new ideas that will improve Avaaz even further, and, considering the size and global reach of this platform – constant support and maintenance are vital necessities.

Industries

  • GIS & Navigation
  • Social Networks

Platforms

  • Linux

Languages

  • CSS3
  • HTML5
  • JavaScript
  • PHP

Links

  • Website
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