SaaS Web App for a Marketing Agency

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ThinTake collaborated with a prominent marketing agency to develop a mobile-friendly SaaS web application designed to create, manage, and track affiliate links. The application included a wallet feature where end users could accumulate rewards from using affiliate links, with the ability to withdraw these rewards to a bank account. This case study details the motivations behind creating the SaaS application, the technologies used, and the benefits provided by our tailored solution.

Project Requirements

The marketing agency required a SaaS web application that:

  • Allows for the creation, management, and tracking of affiliate links
  • Is mobile-friendly and provides a seamless user experience across devices
  • Includes a wallet feature to track and manage user rewards
  • Allows users to withdraw their rewards to a bank account
  • Is secure, scalable, and easy to manage

Why PHP, MySQL, and Docker?

We selected PHP, MySQL, and Docker for this project due to their numerous advantages:

  • PHP: Known for its flexibility and efficiency in web development, PHP provides a robust foundation for building dynamic web applications.
  • MySQL: A reliable and high-performance database management system, MySQL ensures efficient data storage and retrieval, crucial for managing user information and transaction records.
  • Docker: Docker was used to containerize the application, ensuring consistency across different environments and simplifying the deployment process. It also allows for easy scalability and maintenance.

Development Process

  1. Discovery and Planning: We began by understanding the marketing agency’s business objectives, target audience, and specific requirements. This involved detailed discussions to gather insights and define clear project goals.
  2. Design and Prototyping: Based on the gathered information, we created wireframes and design prototypes that reflected the agency’s brand identity. We focused on creating a clean, intuitive, and mobile-friendly design.
  3. Development: Using PHP, MySQL, and Docker, we developed the core components of the web application. Key functionalities included:
    • Affiliate Link Management: A dynamic system to create, update, and manage affiliate links.
    • Tracking System: Implementing postback tracking to monitor the performance of affiliate links.
    • User Wallet: A secure wallet feature to track user rewards, including the ability to withdraw funds to a bank account.
    • User Authentication and Security: Robust user authentication and data protection measures to ensure secure transactions and user privacy.
    • Admin Dashboard: An easy-to-use admin interface for managing affiliate links, tracking data, and user transactions.
  4. Testing and Optimization: Rigorous testing was conducted to identify and resolve any performance, security, or usability issues. We optimized the application to ensure fast loading times and smooth navigation.
  5. Deployment and Training: After final approval from the marketing agency, we deployed the application using Docker for a seamless and efficient launch. We also provided training sessions to their team, enabling them to manage and update the app independently.

Technologies Used

  • PHP: For the overall development of the web application.
  • MySQL: For reliable and high-performance database management.
  • Docker: To containerize the application, ensuring consistency, scalability, and ease of maintenance.


  • Enhanced User Engagement: The mobile-friendly design and intuitive interface have resulted in positive user feedback and increased engagement.
  • Effective Affiliate Management: The dynamic affiliate link management system allows the agency to create and track links efficiently.
  • Secure Transactions: The wallet feature and robust security measures ensure safe and smooth transactions for users.
  • Administrative Efficiency: The admin dashboard simplifies the management of affiliate links, tracking data, and user transactions, making it easy for the agency to maintain the application.


The successful development of the marketing agency’s SaaS web app showcases ThinTake’s expertise in creating customized digital solutions. By leveraging PHP, MySQL, and Docker, we delivered a high-quality, scalable, and secure web application that not only enhances the agency’s promotional capabilities but also provides a seamless and rewarding experience for their users. This project stands as a testament to our commitment to excellence and our ability to deliver impactful digital experiences tailored to our clients’ needs.