Classfinder.org.uk was an excellent online concept with some interesting features. However, their previous web developers couldn't evolve the concept into a working solution.
Class Finder needed to find a Web Agency who could bring their dreams to reality.
Firstly the aims of the website were to:
Realnet worked very closely with Class Finder on this unique project, bringing all our experience and skills to the table to bring the idea to reality.
There were a number of features which we have implemented for the first time to give the website maximum functionality and solve some basic problems that the site would face.
Planning and building the whole site from the ground up allowed Realnet to ensure maximum accessibility for the potential customer.
The website allows the contacting of groups of instructors quickly and at short notice. The site sends out text messages as well as e-mails; to maximise the chances of finding a successful instructor replacement. By building an enquiry, the class venue can choose to send a text message to anyone registered within a selected radius that can teach a particular class.
In that same way, attendees can view classes within a certain radius and select which classes they would like to attend. These classes can be set up by the Class venues once they are logged in. Each party can review and leave feedback in their custom user area once logged in, create profiles and browse all the venues on the site.
The development also took into account website expansion and other futureproofing features that will allow Classfinder to change and update with health clubs and gyms, their changing course types and trends.
In December 2010, Class Finder's dream became reality with the successful launch of the new website.
In the first year the website took hold of the market, and gradually expanded from it's initial launch in Cambridgeshire into a nationwide website.
Realnet continue to work with Class Finder every month to keep improving the experience for users, add new features bring greater value to the website and it's brand.
In 2012 a further new feature was added, allowing Fitness Clubs to have an entire online timetable, with class members signing up to receive bulletins on their particular classes.