Artinfo is an art-center portal, operating since 2000. From the start, it has been the main source of information for collectors, art dealers, investors and art lovers. It has a vast archive containing all the necessary data about past auctions and their results. The artworks base exceeds 400,000 pieces.
More than just an information page, Artinfo is also a broker between auction houses and art lovers who wanted to take part in the auction. Bidding orders were received by phone, which generated a lot of work for the entire team.
We have always wanted to be an innovative company, stay the market leader
and provide our clients with services at the highest level.
Observing what is happening on world markets, we decided to create an application that will bring a new quality to the world of art auctions.
Artinfo was a home for over thousands of data, much of it 10 years old,
and the database was in MySQL.
We needed that data to create Artinfo Live, so we decided to migrate it all to more performant PostgreSQL database, rich with features.
Simultaneously, we also started the new web application development process. The requirements were clear, we had to create an easy-to-use platform for handling online real-time bidding during auctions. Consequently, the main challenges were stability and fast data processing.
Some of the new Artinfo’s features
Live art auctions
- take part in real-time bidding and buy the artwork online
- get instant access to the offers of many auction houses
- check which artworks of your favorite artists are available
- look through many online catalogues from different auction houses
User admin panel
- create a list of your favorite artists (the Wishlist) and receive e-mail notifications when their artworks appear in auctions
- select and observe interesting art pieces
- check archived auction results
Ruby on Rails
This mature framework allowed us to develop the core structure of the application.
We needed a fast and easy-to-configure search engine that will show real-time search results (artists, artworks or auction houses).
Naturaily experts involved in the project
Ruby on Rails Developers
Other effects are:
- The number of visitors on Artinfo website has increased.
- More and more art enthusiasts are interested in buying art online.
- The process of auction storing has been significantly optimized.
- Artinfo can now easily monetize the archives and acquire new customers.
- More and more artworks are sold for record prices.
Thanks to online bidding, participation in auctions has become much simpler, more convenient and attractive. Our clients do not have to come to Warsaw or any other Polish city to take part in the auction. What's more, they have permanent, unlimited access to all information from the world of art.
Artinfo in numbers
Over 300 auctions with online bidding a year
These are all auctions organized in Poland by 50 entities, including auction houses, galleries, associations, and foundations.
Over 30% of all bidding orders are made via the application
Thanks to this, the Artinfo team receives significantly fewer calls during each auction.
More than 100 people take part in each auction
For charity auctions, the number is even higher.
Over 50% of traffic comes from mobile devices
Artinfo live has changed participation in auctions - now it can be done from home, the office, and even on commute.
Over 75,000 unique users a month
Artinfo is an art-oriented website that attracts the largest number of people interested in the art market.
Over 16,000 registered users
Customers actively take part in auctions, make wishlists with their favorite artists, and browse through all the news from the art world.
Almost 30,000 registered artists
Artinfo is the biggest and most up-to-date artist database in Poland. It is the primary source of information for collectors and anyone interested in the art market.
The online bids amount exceed 25,000 €
Bidders trust this form of bidding, even at such high price levels.
Artinfo is a market leader and a trusted institution, so we work only with the best
I was looking for a reputable company at a high level of technological
advancement. The project was demanding, and I need to be sure that my partner
has enough resources, knowledge, and experience to deal with something of
this magnitude. I chose Naturaily because they are professionals, and I am
satisfied with this cooperation.
Opinions of Artinfo users are very positive, which is why I can safely say that we have succeeded.
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