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Engineering a sustainable digital infrastructure and app platform for Careem NOW


Careem, the market leading ride-hailing service in the Middle-east based out of Dubai tasked Nodes to help build the first app and infrastructure for a whole new food-focused business. The app is called Careem NOW and the task was to launch the first version of the app within 2018.


Initially a 2 year plan was created for the technical infrastructure of the platform. This was a plan to get to a state where the platform would be based on microservices and connected to Careem’s existing infrastructure. In 4 months Nodes and the Careem NOW team managed to produce everything this 2 year plan covered.


Careem NOW launched in December 2018. Not only did we manage to create an app, under the given time frame, but it is on par with existing industry leading services seen from a user perspective. From a technical perspective the underlying infrastructure satisfies the strict security and technical standards needed for a product of this size and scope.

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