Revolutionizing Live Commerce: The HiLIVE Journey

From Concept to Cutting-Edge with Business Analysis, Web Development, Product Design, Cloud architecture and Machine Learning

Industry: E-Commerce
What we did:
  • Research & Development
  • Project Managment
  • Architecture design
  • Backend development
  • Analytics
  • GCP architecture
  • DevOps
  • Golang
  • Kubernetes
  • Vue.js
  • Hugo
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At Meant4, we embarked on a remarkable journey that began as an internal idea and transformed into a vibrant commercial project, now accessible at Our story is one of innovation, dedication, and a commitment to delivering a cutting-edge live streaming platform that revolutionizes the way people engage and buy products - LIVE COMMERCE.

Conceptualization and Evaluation of the Business Case

Our journey commenced with a vision: to create a live streaming platform that would redefine live e-commerce landscape. We understood that every successful venture begins with a solid foundation, and thus, we embarked on a meticulous process of conceptualization and business case evaluation. This phase involved product validation sprints, product design sprints, and extensive user experience (UX) research and development.

We left no stone unturned in ensuring that our platform would not only meet but exceed the expectations of our users. Our team tirelessly worked on refining the concept, conducting market research, and identifying key user needs to lay the groundwork for HiLIVE's success.

Web Development, Support, and Management

Once our vision was crystalized, we transitioned into the web development phase, where we transformed our ideas into reality. This encompassed a comprehensive suite of activities, including project management, quality assurance (QA), product management, and the integration of Google Cloud architecture and services.

Our commitment to delivering a seamless and high-quality user experience was unwavering.

We crafted the technical infrastructure that powers HiLIVE, ensuring that it could handle the demands of live streaming sellers and their customers while maintaining the highest standards of reliability and performance.

Branding and Product Design: Testing User Experience and Interface

Understanding that user experience is paramount in the world of live streaming, we dedicated significant efforts to branding and product design. Rigorous testing, user feedback, and interface design refinement were at the heart of this stage.

We aimed to create an interface that not only appealed to our users but also facilitated effortless navigation and engagement. Every detail, from the color scheme to the placement of buttons, was carefully considered and refined based on user feedback.


Leveraging Cutting-Edge Technology: The HiLIVE Tech Stack

After the project kick-off, we set out to build a live streaming platform that not only meets modern expectations but also pushes the boundaries of innovation. Our commitment to delivering a high-performance, reliable, and user-friendly platform led us to embrace a robust and forward-thinking technology stack.

Kubernetes as a go to operating environment

In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, ensuring high availability is of paramount importance. Our system was designed to uphold unwavering resilience in all scenarios, effectively eliminating the possibility of downtime. Even in the face of unforeseen disruptions, our system remains a steadfast guardian, providing uninterrupted protection against malicious actors. To reinforce this robustness, we seamlessly integrated native Kubernetes features such as load balancing, vertical and horizontal autoscaling, and pod discoveries. These integrated capabilities empower our system to dynamically adapt to shifting conditions, further augmenting its capacity to deliver continuous service and safeguard against emerging threats, even amidst the dynamic challenges of today's network environments.

Google Cloud: The Foundation of HiLIVE

From the very beginning, we recognized the immense potential of cloud-native architecture, and Google Cloud was the natural choice to house our ambitious project. We meticulously designed our cloud architecture to ensure optimal scalability, security, and efficiency.

Cloud Endpoints

At the heart of HiLIVE's API ecosystem, we adopted an "API-first" approach. Cloud Endpoints empowered us to design, deploy, and manage APIs with ease. OpenAPI and gRPC played pivotal roles in defining and optimizing our API structure, providing a streamlined communication channel for our services.

Backend Powered by Go

When it came to selecting the technology for our container-based backend application, we turned to Go (Golang). Its performance, efficiency, and scalability made it the perfect choice to handle the demands of real-time streaming and user interactions.

Cloud Pub/Sub and Cloud Functions

To facilitate seamless communication and real-time updates, we implemented a robust communication bus using Google Cloud Pub/Sub. Cloud Functions complemented this infrastructure, allowing us to create efficient and event-driven workflows. This dynamic duo enabled us to handle real-time data processing and distribution effortlessly.

Cloud Build for Deployment Pipelines

Our commitment to maintaining a streamlined development and deployment process led us to integrate Cloud Build into our workflow. This automated deployment pipeline ensured that updates and new features reached our users quickly and reliably.

Frontend with Vue.js and Quasar Framework

User experience is at the forefront of our platform, and we chose Vue.js in combination with the Quasar Framework for our frontend development. This modern and flexible stack allowed us to create a visually stunning and highly responsive user interface that adapts seamlessly to various devices and screen sizes.

Tech Stack

Leveraging Cutting-Edge Technology: The HiLIVE Tech Stack

GKE Autopilot:

Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE) Autopilot is a managed Kubernetes service that automatically handles the provisioning, configuration, and scaling of clusters, allowing users to focus on their applications rather than the underlying infrastructure.


the industry-standard framework designed to streamline the creation, documentation, and consumption of RESTful APIs, ensuring seamless integration and collaboration across your digital ecosystem.


Go, is an programming language developed by Google designed for efficiency, readability, and simplicity. Go offers fast compilation and execution times, making it an attractive choice for developing a wide range of applications, from simple scripts to large-scale distributed systems.


Vue.js offers a progressive JavaScript framework designed for building user interfaces and single-page applications, known for its simplicity, flexibility, and scalability, enabling developers to easily integrate it into projects of any size.

Cloud Pub/Sub:

Cloud Pub/Sub provides a scalable, durable messaging service for asynchronously connecting and exchanging messages between applications, facilitating real-time event distribution and streamlining communication in distributed systems.

Cloud Endpoints:

Cloud Endpoints provides a fully managed gateway to develop, deploy, and manage APIs with features like authentication, monitoring, and API key validation, streamlining the process of serving APIs from within Google Cloud.

Cloud Build:

Cloud Build is a fully managed continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) platform that automates the process of building, testing, and deploying software across multiple environments

By strategically combining these cutting-edge technologies, HiLIVE not only achieves the highest standards of performance but also provides a dynamic and immersive shopping experience for our users. Our journey is a testament to the power of innovation and the limitless possibilities that cloud-native solutions offer in today's digital landscape. Stay tuned as we continue to push the boundaries of live commerce technology and user experience.

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We've had the privilege of choosing our technology stack autonomously, enabling us to evolve numerous facets of constructing Google Cloud-based solutions. These solutions are not only real-time and scalable but also thoughtfully designed with the business objective at the core of our focus.

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