AEVI By Kyan


An easy-to-use portal for AEVI app developers

AEVI is a fintech company bringing banks and acquirers closer to their merchants, and merchants closer to their consumers. The company helps payment solution providers transform their classic payments proposition into a new value-added world of apps and smart devices.

AEVI Developer Portal

The innovative app-based solutions, available to merchant payment solution providers through the AEVI Platform, provide support to businesses large and small, and cover essential areas such as cash register, inventory, reservations and loyalty. With such a broad catalogue of third-party apps and services, AEVI required a new, robust and easy-to-use portal for the app developers working on these digital products. Our team of developers and designers worked in close partnership with AEVI and their scrum masters to radically redesign and relaunch AEVI’s Developer Portal.

AEVI By Kyan

A creative community

At its heart, AEVI Developer Portal is a community for app developers to find all the resources to develop and submit demo applications to be installed and tested on smart payment devices. The ever-growing library includes guidelines, downloads, applications, APIs, FAQs and SDKs — just about anything that a software engineer or app developer may need to develop for the AEVI Platform.

AEVI Developer Portal

Information is beautiful

Information design and architecture played a key role in the success of this project. Some guides may contain code snippets, lists of status codes or Javadocs. So the overall design of these areas needed to balance these styles in a way that didn’t compromise navigation or legibility, and was easily accessible on mobile devices. With the vast majority of the content being text-based, it was important to break up the top-level pages. We produced a suite of icons, illustrations and animations, which harmonised with the existing AEVI brand and brought a human touch to the portal.

AEVI home illustration

The back-end build is achieved with Ruby on Rails, our core development language. The front-end is a relatively straightforward JavaScript build. We have harnessed the power of GitHub when approaching the CMS for the portal, which opens us up to many additional benefits, including version control. We’ve also used Slate, a specialised API documentation generator that pays particular attention to mobile responsiveness.

"The Kyan team are incredibly proactive. Their drive really contributed to making this product such a success. Amazing work."
Rahul Ramakrishna, Product Manager for Phase 1, AEVI
AEVI iPhone

An award-winning solution

It wasn’t long before the Developer Portal started to turn heads. AEVI were finalists in the 2019 DevPortal Awards for ‘Best Design’ – a proud achievement considering the other finalists were the likes of Visa, Barclays and Mercedes-Benz. AEVI also celebrated a finalist’s place in the ‘Best Overall Portal’ category, alongside DHL, TomTom and Shutterstock.

AEVI solution illustration

Moving forward

We were delighted to enter a ‘phase two’ of the project shortly after the launch of the Developer Portal. Kyan and AEVI partnered on a new mission – to bring the Publisher Portal to life. This works in conjunction with the Developer Portal and is accessed within the same account.

Here, developers can submit apps to be reviewed by clients and receive feedback, with AEVI managing the overall process. This will eventually cut out many of the manual steps required to publish an app, thus contributing to the overall success and efficiency of AEVI’s Developer Portal.