Whoseview Web Application



Lightbox started work with Whoseview in July 2008 to create a social review website and application that would allow users to post and share their reviews of businesses in Ireland and the UK. We started with a blank sheet of paper and were responsible for all aspects of the site’s design and build.

Starting with a blank sheet of paper Lightbox were responsible for all aspects of the site’s design and build. We worked closely with the client to formulate the concept for the site during a detailed and collaborative pre-production process. All areas of the site were wireframed for design and a detailed technical specification outlined how the site was going to function. The application that we built is fully bespoke and developed in Java and JSP using Spring and Hibernate. As well as the website we have also designed and built a mobile version of the site and a native iPhone application.

Since launch in July 2009 the site has received over 15m page views from 8m visitors . Site members have written 55,000 reviews and Whoseview has won 2 Eircom Spider Awards in 2009 and 2010.

What we did

  • Logo design
  • Concept development
  • Interface design
  • XHTML/CSS development
  • Application development
  • iPhone application design & development
  • SEO
  • Ecommerce

Eircom Spider Awards


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Lightbox have played an integral role in getting us where we are today. The team in Lightbox are very competent, professional and patient and we are happy to have them on our side.

Helen McCarthy

- Founder/CEO

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A project with Whoseview

Completed July 2009

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