Beautiful Stream provide a streaming music service to businesses in the UK. The project began with careful discussions with hosting providers to find a suitable server that was not prohibitively expensive but could satisfy the high-bandwidth requirements of a streaming audio server and grow with the company. With no suitable off-the-shelf solution, a custom backend server was developed based on Icecast and managed with Centova Cast. This was integrated with a responsive listener portal that was built on WordPress and designed to match their marketing site. Extensive user-authentication features, as well as geo-authentication on both the streaming server and listener portal, were needed to satisfy the music licensing agreements.
Training and documentation was also provided.
We also took on the completion of the marketing site after the design/development company contracted it encountered problems and handed it over in an incomplete state. Managing to stick to the original timeline, both the listener portal and marketing sites were launched in summer 2014.