Case Study

The brief

Mint Connect is a mobile technology company providing affordable smart devices across Africa. To date, over 7.5 million smart and feature phones have been sold in Southern Africa, making it the largest supplier of such devices in this region.

Mint approached Lima Bean to architect and build an app that would be pre-packaged on their smartphone, allowing users to access a range of functionality (such as cloud based backups of their data).

What we did

Lima Bean built a native app, with a custom API and database, that, as a core function, allows users to back up their data onto the cloud. The solution was deployed to an Auto Scaling Kubernetes based stack on Google Cloud.

The result

After the app was deployed to Google Cloud, extensive load testing was done, with the app auto scaling successfully to over a million requests per second. The app is shipped with Mint Connect phones and thousands of users have adopted the app to date, with many Gigabytes of data uploaded and stored on the Cloud.