web development

.NET staff portal with bespoke Google Maps integration

Graphic designCSSJavascriptC#

Google Maps API integrationWindows Web hosting


The Client

Ericsson are one of the world's best known brands with a global footprint and tens of thousands of staff. TalentWorks are a leading UK company who work closely with Ericsson and many other leading companies to create a compelling 'employer brand'.

The Brief

We were tasked by TalentWorks to develop an engaging .NET staff-facing website to promote diversity across Ericsson's global business.

The site needed to allow staff to post photos and say what diversity in the workplace meant to them and also tag their story with their location. The stories needed to be plotted on a bespoke Google Map where they could be accessed by the rest of the Ericsson workforce.

The Solution

Based on original creative by TalentWorks, a slick, responsive .NET website was developed to deliver all the requested features and deployed on Dataphiles hosting within challenging timescales. The bespoke, interactive Google map is the central focus of the site with smooth JavaScript transitions and an intuitive mechanism of uploading diversity stories.

‘Working with Dataphiles was an exceptional partnership from the outset. We set them challenging deadlines and a small, yet relatively complex, technical issue to solve. The ideas that they brought to the project made a huge difference.

They integrated a microsite with the Google Maps API, while also incorporating a purpose-built CMS so that location-specific news and stories could be uploaded to the map using longitude/latitude coordinates. It was a simple, effective, perfectly executed technical solution, combined with a first-class user experience at both the front and back end.’

Dan Birmingham
My Talent Works