« LaFourchette » elected as the best French mobile website of the year

July 10, 2012Remy Luciani2 min read

We are happy and proud to announce the victory of LaFourchette.com mobile website in the “M site” contest!

http://www.lemsitedelannee.fr/Gagnants.aspx (FR)

The application has been designed by LaFourchette and developed by Theodo.

What is LaFourchette.com?

The purpose of LaFourchette.com are to offer to its users a fast way to discover restaurants near a specified localization, and book a table from the application. The service — thanks to partnerships with restaurants —, also provides special offers, like a free drink or a discount.

What is the “M site” contest?

This is a competition between several mobile websites of French companies. The contest is organized by Google, Les Echos (a French daily newspaper) and MMAF, for Mobile Marketing Association France.

The jury is composed of the MMAF president, the Virgin Mobile CEO and the Echos chief editor.

During a month, the applications were judged on several criteria, as ease and speed of browsing, use of geolocation, accessibility on different kind of mobile devices and adaptation to touch technologies.

Theodo’s contribution

LaFourchette.com realized that a significant amount of people was browsing on the main website from their mobile phones, even though Android and iPhone apps were both available. So, they decided to design a mobile website, and asked Theodo to develop it.

The project has been divided in three steps, and developed in almost three months by Pierre-Henri Cumenge as Lead Developer, and me — Rémy Luciani. Julien Laure was Product Manager on this work. The three of us worked in an agile way, with stand-up meetings every morning, and — of course —, with Theodo Spot, our project management tool, in order to place LaFourchette requirements at the center of the development.

Furthermore, the application has been developed with Symfony2 and Twig. It was pleasant to develop this app, and proves that Symfony2 does the job well also for mobile websites!

Finally, Theodo would like to thank LaFourchette.com for this experience and their nice design of the mobile site. Congratulations!

More infos on Les Echos : http://blogs.lesechos.fr/techosphere/le-prix-du-m-site-de-l-annee-decerne-a-la-fourchette-a11198.html

Remy Luciani

Remy Luciani

Web Developer at Theodo