Lifeshifter had been an offline business which was now ready to scale digitally. Lifeshifter's founder asked us to overhaul the website, automating sign-up, profile creation, project matching and posting briefs. In the absense of a technical team or CTO, we guided Jana through the strategy, planning and execution phases.
Lifeshifter had already engaged with an offshore development agency which had cost time and money, with no tangible output
Lifeshifter needed to move quickly in order to reassure investors that progress was being made
Lifeshifter's founder was losing time completing manual processes which could have been automated
The design was being prepared at the same time as the website which threatened to decelerate development
The technical challenge was significant. We needed to build a platform from scratch, integrate several different systems, design the data model and create an elegant user journey for both candidates and businesses
We created a scrum team including Lifeshifter's founder as Product Owner, the Theodo technical team and designers. We met weekly and communicated progress on a daily basis.
Theodo developed a custom-built application that automated large parts of the candidate journey
We built the application to be mobile-first and responsive to multiple devices
Using a mix of AngularJS, KoaJS, NodeJS, PostgreSQL and Sequelize, our team was able to deliver a complete custom built solution in only 8 weeks
We prevented lengthy delays
We delivered a minimum viable product in 8 weeks
We secured investor confidence in Lifeshifter's executable technology strategy