VizitDoc is a HealthTech company and is one of the sister companies of TheCodeWork. The company’s main goal is to bridge the gap between the rural population with urban healthcare. The company started with the consumer product www.vizitdoc.com which helped them get appointments for nearby doctors online. Since then the company has ventured into multiple products for doctors and clinics, taking the whole ecosystem and validating each model under the constraint and limitations of the rural areas.
In the beginning, we as a founder had little experience with the correct approach to MVP, and we started as any inexperienced entrepreneur would do. We built out our full patient portal in Django and AngularJS with features we thought would benefit the users. It took us 8 months, a little spark of SEO, and a lot of user interaction to understand that we need to iterate and follow the MVP approach and this is where it bore the seed of the MVP Program for TheCodeWork.
With rural customers as our target audience, we revamped our website removing a lot of utility features and keeping the booking in 3-5 easy steps. We used Laravel as our backend and VueJS as our frontend with rich SEO as one of our key drivers to reach out. We integrated SMS to both Doctors Clinic partners and customers for all appointment booking details.
We started VizitDoc by implementing Django with Python
2.x as our backend along with AngularJS as our frontend framework. The database we chose initially was Postgres. AWS was our preferred choice of deployment platform for our cloud server requirement. When we later did our iteration, we changed our backend to PHP/Laravel and integrated VueJS as our preferred frontend framework. We have used Redis as our queue for multiple purposes from scheduling messages to bookings. We have also used bootstrap elements in some of the places. The current cloud services we use are of the digital ocean with Nginx serving as our web server.
With time we have ventured into mobile apps for some of the sibling products with flutter to build our hybrid apps. We also built native apps for iOS on one of our doctor’s platforms.
The current approach that we follow is we get the wireframes done and prepare the designs. Then we follow the agile scrum with multiple sprints with milestones set for each sprint. Once we develop the feature, we test it out and put it out on our deployment distribution channels.
We have recently launched our mobile apps for the customers and our doctor partners. With the struggle of the rising COVID-19 situation, we introduced the video and voice call appointment features catering to the much-needed primary care facility during the tough times of the lockdown. We have a lot of things in our pipeline and are building products actively for clinics in the next phase.