talouskriisi.fi was set up as a real-time information resource, building a direct link between companies and entrepreneurs and those offering assistance during the pandemic. On this site, we collect information on the economic crisis situation, create as real-time a picture as possible, and not only identify the problems but also offer solutions. Built on Wordpress, the end solution is a living, breathing, rich resource of information to help Finns and Finnish businesses navigate and manage through crisis scenarios like the coronavirus.
A desired outcome of the platform was to allow an ever growing community of users to discuss and react to topical problems triggered by the coronavirus pandemic. We created a set of tools that allowed users to easily contribute to the conversations and share their own observations and solutions.
Speed and timeliness are really important for today's modern publishing work. This challenge was solved by implementing a custom made, purpose-built publishing process with powerful tools enabling contributors to publish stories, set priority, and push them into social media fast in a single platform.
From day one we crafted a solution that was built to grow. WordPress was selected as a publishing platform. Familiarity with the platform for content creators, as well as the vast amount of available integrations allowing us to extend the functionality, made it an obvious choice.
The high demand for simultaneous users was handled by using a robust, dedicated AWS environment to host our publishing, which meant we had the capacity for the resulting platform to securely scale with the increase in users and content produced.
A comprehensive tagging system allowed us to build in a powerful content discovery search engine that gave the users complete control of surfacing the information and resources that were applicable to them or their business.
Accumulative searching functionality meant the density of results was in complete control of the user. The more tagged criteria they activated the denser the body of results would be. We found this allowed users to find the relevant information in a third of the time as opposed to deciphering search strings.
Senior Software Developer. Oulu, Finland
It was a pleasure to work on this project to tackle the challenges related to Covid-19 pandemic problems and the economical effects it caused. The understanding of the level of action needed escalated quickly in mid-March 2020 and we made exceptionally fast moves to set up the team, select technologies, and drive the project towards customer success. I think we had the best team to tackle this level of a challenge.