Redesign of Kansas City Food Truck Association Platform

Kansas City Food Truck Association Redesign

OVERVIEW

The Kansas City Food Trucks Association is a locally owned and individually operated, serving all over the Kansas City metro area. If you’re planning a corporate event, wedding, birthday, family reunion, sporting tournament, car show, concert or fundraiser contact them today! Over 100+ Food Trucks with a variety of menu items made fresh from the truck daily. Gourmet Burgers, BBQ, Tacos, Wood fired Pizza, Cajun, Meatball Subs, Seafood, Coffees, Funnel Cake, Smoothies, Cupcakes, Snow Cones and more!

Kansas City Food Truck Association - Food Truck Catering and Event Specialists

Platform Design Goals & Objectives

UX Strategy

Ensure that site navigation was intuitive for visitors to be able to find the information they were looking for with the least amount clicks.

Ability to search for food trucks by name, cuisine, or a specific food.

Give customers the ability to search for food trucks by name, specific food, or be cuisine.

Customer & Food Truck Engagement

Provide customers a way to directly interact with food truck owners via social media, direct messaging, or any other available means.

Preferred Business Partners

Partner with local businesses that can support and enable the food truck industry. This would include formal relationships where business owners could provide unique services that are of importance to them. By giving the business partners direct access via a membership on the new platform this communication is quickly enabled.

Forums

Enable food truck owners to share experiences, knowledge, have access to meaningful industry information, and receive mentoring.

Classified Ads

Enable members to be able to buy, sell, or trade equipment with local or remote resources.

Multilingual Translation

Given the cultural diversity of the Kansas City Food Truck Association the ability to do multilingual translation with the platform was a necessity.

Slack Integration

Given the need for various types of communication and engagement, either to a specific truck, need for a specific cuisine, or to all food trucks there needed to be a solid interaction platform for real time communication for the association and customers.

Google My Business

Create and optimize Google My Business listing for increased local online presence.

Platform Hosting

After platform build and testing completion client opted to remain on our hosting solution. This allows the client to take advantage of our support model and continued engagement for platform enhancements.

Website Security

Deployment of our backup solution that performs multiple backups of the client website on our secure Amazon S3 servers with our 1-click restore functionality.

Speed Optimization

After platform build and testing completion implemented our speed optimization process to ensure that page load speeds were fast. This includes caching of static pages, image optimization, lazy loading of images, deferring loading of specific content until user reaches it or hovers over a link.

Website Firewall

We deployed our firewall solution that keeps the bots, hackers, and spammers from gaining access. The rules that are set in the firewall will identify any suspicious activity and immediately block it to ensure the protection of the platform.

IP Address Monitoring

We also deployed our intelligent network blocking tactics to prevent traffic coming from specific locations. We utilize a solution that shares IP addresses of known hackers so that we can blacklist them before any potential attempts to gain access. We also automatically block specific attempts on certain account names on the first try, no second chance allowed.

Malware Scans

We leveraged our automated scan that is executed daily to identify any known or new malware, any code that could be considered malicious, and anything that could be considered a potential opportunity to gain unauthorized access. If anything is identified, we will immediately take action to remediate and repair any altered files.

IP Address Monitoring

We also deployed our intelligent network blocking tactics to prevent traffic coming from specific locations. We utilize a solution that shares IP addresses of known hackers so that we can blacklist them before any potential attempts to gain access. We also automatically block specific attempts on certain account names on the first try, no second chance allowed.

Speed Optimization

We leveraged our automated scan that is executed daily to identify any known or new malware, any code that could be considered malicious, and anything that could be considered a potential opportunity to gain unauthorized access. If anything is identified, we will immediately take action to remediate and repair any altered files.

IP Address Monitoring

We also deployed our intelligent network blocking tactics to prevent traffic coming from specific locations. We utilize a solution that shares IP addresses of known hackers so that we can blacklist them before any potential attempts to gain access. We also automatically block specific attempts on certain account names on the first try, no second chance allowed.

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