Our team is working on a web-based solution that takes a user’s Facebook data and combines it with shopping data accumulated by dunnhumbyUSA to generate a personalized infographic showing the user their shopping habits. Since the last blog post the dunnhumbyUSA project team has moved into the final stages of the design and build phases of the project. To get to this point we have completed all of the planning deliverables and have our database set up and ready to receive data from dunnhumbyUSA. Along with this, we have also set up our development environment using technologies such as Visual Studio 2010, Team Foundation Server, SQL Server, and the C# Facebook SDK.
The part of the project that we are currently working on, and have made the most headway in, is the backend development and the user interface. This has involved setting up our application to handle user validation, reading and writing input from the user to the database, and handling the data coming from Facebook. The user interface and flow of the application are being finalized at this stage and will be completed soon. After this is completed we will begin work on the generation of the infographic itself and inserting the specific user data into it. From there we will complete the build phase and be on schedule to deploy in December.