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USnap, a pioneering mobile application, revolutionizes the way real estate professionals and photography enthusiasts capture and enhance their visual content. With over 100,000 downloads, USnap has become a go-to platform for those seeking professional retouching services and a seamless user experience. The app seamlessly connects users with expert retouchers, enabling them to upload their real estate images and videos for precise adjustments, enhancements, and creative transformations.

Technology Stack

  • Java
  • Swift
  • Code Ignitor
  • PHP
  • MySQL
  • JSON


In the dynamic world of real estate and photography, capturing visually stunning images is only the first step. Often, these images require professional retouching and enhancements to truly showcase their full potential. However, communicating specific preferences and revisions to retouching experts can be a challenging and time-consuming process, hindering the overall experience for both users and professionals. 

Additionally, the complexities of handling high dynamic range (HDR) images, which combine multiple exposures with varying brightness levels, posed a significant obstacle for users seeking to leverage the full capabilities of their camera equipment.

The Collaboration

Recognizing these challenges, UnSap Pty. Ltd., a visionary company in the field of real estate photography, teamed up with CS Solutions, a trusted technology partner renowned for their expertise in delivering pioneering solutions. This strategic collaboration aimed to create a seamless platform that would bridge the gap between users and professional retouchers, enabling efficient communication and streamlining the retouching process. 

CS Solutions' deep understanding of the industry's needs and their commitment to delivering innovative solutions made them an ideal partner for UnSap Pty. Ltd. By combining their respective strengths, the collaboration paved the way for the development of USnap, a groundbreaking mobile application that addresses the pain points of real estate professionals and photography enthusiasts. 

The Approach

CS Solutions and UnSap Pty. Ltd. implemented an Agile development methodology, enabling a flexible and iterative approach to the USnap development process. This fostered continuous collaboration between development teams and stakeholders. Real-time feedback mechanisms were established to ensure rapid adaptation to evolving requirements and market trends. 

Regular Sprint cycles were conducted, incorporating stakeholder meetings and product demonstrations. This facilitated the gathering of valuable feedback, alignment of expectations, and ensured USnap remained aligned with the needs of both retouching professionals and its user base. The Agile approach promoted transparency, open communication, and a culture of continuous improvement. This resulted in a solution that effectively addressed the challenges faced within the industry. 

Technologies Employed

The technology stack for USnap was meticulously selected through a rigorous evaluation process, taking into consideration factors such as cross-platform compatibility, performance, scalability, and adherence to industry standards. 

      Front-End: Java (Android), Swift (iOS), and Code Ignitor (Website) were chosen for their respective platform-specific capabilities and widespread adoption, ensuring a seamless user experience across various devices and operating systems. 
      Back-End: PHP was selected for its robustness, mature ecosystem, and extensive community support, enabling efficient server-side processing and API development. 
      Database: MySQL, a widely-used relational database management system, was chosen for its reliability, scalability, and compatibility with the chosen backend technologies. 
      Web Services: JSON (JavaScript Object Notation) was employed for its lightweight and efficient data interchange format, facilitating seamless communication between the mobile applications, web applications, and backend services. 

The selection of these technologies was driven by their proven track record, robust ecosystems, and alignment with the project's long-term goals, ensuring a future-proof solution capable of adapting to evolving business needs and technological advancements. 

Overcoming Challenges

During the development process, CS Solutions and UnSap Pty. Ltd. encountered several challenges that required innovative solutions and close collaboration:

HDR Image Handling: To address the challenge of working with HDR images, which combine multiple exposures with varying brightness levels, CS Solutions implemented advanced image processing algorithms. These algorithms allowed for seamless integration of HDR images into the application, ensuring that the retouchers had access to the full range of exposures necessary for optimal retouching results. 

Efficient Communication: Facilitating effective communication between users and retouchers was a critical aspect of the project. CS Solutions developed a robust messaging system within the application, enabling users to convey their preferences, comments, and revision requests directly to the retouching professionals. This streamlined communication workflow ensured that the retouched content met the users' expectations with minimal back-and-forth. of geospatial data and mapping capabilities into their platform. As a leading provider of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) solutions, Orbis needed a robust solution to incorporate their spatial data and visualize it effectively for their clients. 

Scalability and Performance: As the adoption of USnap grew, ensuring scalability and high performance became paramount. CS Solutions employed cloud-based infrastructure, load balancing techniques, and optimized database design to handle increasing user traffic and data volumes seamlessly, without compromising on responsiveness and reliability.

User Experience: Delivering an exceptional user experience across multiple platforms and devices was a significant challenge. CS Solutions invested in extensive user research, usability testing, and iterative design processes to ensure that the USnap application was intuitive, visually appealing, and optimized for various screen sizes and resolutions. 

By addressing these challenges through a combination of technological solutions, agile methodologies, and close collaboration with UnSap Pty. Ltd., CS Solutions successfully delivered a robust, user-friendly, and high-performing digital solution that met the evolving needs of real estate professionals, photographers, and retouching experts. 


The USnap mobile application offers a comprehensive suite of features tailored to the needs of real estate professionals, photographers, and retouching experts:

  • Real Estate Images/Videos: Users can easily upload their real estate photography and videography content for professional retouching and enhancements.
  • Dusk Images: USnap supports the processing and retouching of dusk images, capturing the beauty of properties in the golden hours.
  • Drone Images/Videos: Aerial photography and videography content captured by drones can be seamlessly uploaded and retouched through the application.
  • 2D/3D Floor Plans: USnap enables users to submit their 2D and 3D floor plans for professional enhancement and rendering.
  • Landscape: Landscaping projects can be visually transformed by leveraging USnap's retouching capabilities.
  • Day-to-Dusk Conversions: Users can request day-to-dusk conversions, transforming their daytime images into captivating dusk scenes.
  • Item Removal: USnap's retouching services include the ability to remove unwanted objects or elements from images, ensuring a clean and polished final product.
  • 3D Renders: For those seeking to showcase properties or designs in a realistic and immersive manner, USnap offers professional 3D rendering services.
  • Portraits: In addition to real estate and architectural content, USnap also supports portrait retouching, catering to the needs of photographers and creatives. 

The Impact

USnap's innovative solution has garnered widespread acclaim and adoption. The app has empowered real estate photographers and enthusiasts to achieve professional-grade results by leveraging the expertise of skilled retouchers. USnap has streamlined the photography process, saved time and effort while delivered high-quality, visually stunning images and videos that captivate potential buyers and enhance marketing efforts. 

The Trusted Partner

CS Solutions' exceptional performance and dedication to the USnap project earned them a 5-star rating from the founder, Mr. Peter Kassis. The company's expertise, strong track record, and a team of specialists in every area contributed to the project's resounding success. CS Solutions demonstrated their ability to deliver high-quality solutions by employing skilled and experienced professionals, solidifying their position as a trusted partner in the software development industry. 


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