GENIE is a web-based service that enables people with long-term health conditions to find support in their personal social networks. In the first phase of work we managed the migration of the codebase from third-party developers; bringing it within the university to meet data protection requirements. We addressed robustness issues and added new functionality to make the code ready for deployment as a service. The second phase of work is the complete re-implementation of GENIE as service-based architecture, in preparation for commercial exploitation.