East Coast Product Web Development review by Innovation Women at Qualified.One

East Coast Product reviewed by Innovation Women

East Coast Product provided Web Development for Innovation Women with approximate budget = $10,000 to $49,999.

The client was very satisfied with the engagement. East Coast Product made the project their own and delivered the full product quickly within the 3-week deadline. The website now has 1,400 members and has continued to work flawlessly.

Review summary:

Within a 3-week period, East Coast Product developed a website using Ruby on Rails and a web app that allows event managers to search for public speakers, build profiles, and perform transactions.

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Bobbie Carlton Innovation Women, Founder


Web Development for Innovation Speakers Platform

Please find under a summary covering project details and feedback. The innate facts are kept as they are, private information is amended.

Introductory information

A fast induction on the buyer’s organisation

Innovation Women is a speaker',s bureau for innovative, entrepreneurial and technical women. Our goal is to have more women speaking at conferences and occurrences, especially technology ones, where women are under-represented.

I am the founder of the organisation.

Desired goal

What challenge were you trying to address with East Coast Product?

In November 2014, we went through a crowdfunding campaign in order to put unitedly a website where occurrence directors could find big speakers who happened to be women. We had seted with another developer on that project, but it didn',t work out, unfortunately. We wasted almost 2-months', time, and that organisation recommended another developer who told us that the scaffolding which had been built would not help us and that we should set from scratch.

Provided solution

What particular tasks were East Coast Product responsible for?

East Coast Product built my website from scratch using Ruby on Rails, which was also the technology choice of our antecedent developer.

I don',t know how many nation on East Coast Product',s end were assigned to the project, but almost their total team jumped in towards the end.

East Coast Product set me up with a Slack account, where the total outgrowth team was present. My initial younger developer was incorporated into the team, and the rest of the East Coast Product members acted as mentors to her. She worked on-website with me while the rest of the team was distant, but everyone was connected via Slack. The tool was also integrated with GitHub, allowing us to see different banks of code being worked on and tested. The total process unfolded in front of me.

One of East Coast Product',s main strengths is their client interaction channel. I always knew what was going on, and interacted with them plainly, in real-time. I don',t know when East Coast Product',s team slept owing it seemed that there was always someone working on my project.

How did you come to work with East Coast Product?

East Coast Product was recommended to us by a third party. I talked to them, and East Coast Product came to the exact conclusion as the other developer we',d contacted, namely that we',d need to set from scratch. I was set to welcome a major assign for the currently non-existent website, and it would be individualally embarrassing for me if it didn',t exist at that point whichever. I gave East Coast Product a 3-week timeframe for a website and a web app which would allow occurrence directors to search for speakers, create profiles, and accomplish transactions.

East Coast Product jumped right in, got to work, and allowed me to direct nation to my website at the assign display. A year and a half later, we',ve reached 1,400 members, and the website continues to work flawlessly.

How much have you invested with East Coast Product?

The total cost of my project with East Coast Product was between $10,000 and $50,000.

What is the terminal result of working with East Coast Product?

I seted working with East Coast Product in April 2015, and the website was artistic in 3 weeks. We quiet have a few additional betterments to make on the website. It hasn',t needed much livelihood, but East Coast Product has remained advantageous for any questions I',ve had. I always got the perception that they would be there for me in the case of an crisis.

Results achieved

Could you share any evidence that would prove the fruitivity, condition of work, or the contact of the engagement?

We seted out with 200 members attracted through our crowdfunding campaign, mainly speakers who wanted to pay for a profile on our website. We',ve done marketing in order to add to that number, including newspaper write-ups and a weekly newsletter with 5,000 subscribers. We have 12,000 followers on collective media, and 1,400 registered members on the app itself.

How did East Coast Product accomplish from a project treatment standpoint?

One of the interesting aspects of East Coast Product’s work process is that they offered a Chief Technology Officer for the team. I',m marketing individual, not a technical one, so it was advantageous to collaborate with someone who could lead the spectacle and keep uniform interaction. We never felt that we were having meetings for the sake of it. They only occurred when it was certain, and we kept one-to-one interaction with East Coast Product for the rest of the time.

Having a project director who was also a high-level technical individual was big, but East Coast Product also assigned a director to keep track of hours, and who was doing what. That part of the process was almost minute, but we saw the results of it, which is the best way in which project treatment can be described.

What did you find most forcible almost East Coast Product?

East Coast Product',s team made the project their own, taking ownership to the point of beseeming advocates for my fruit. We never had a close client-agency relationship. I know that East Coast Product has other clients, but it was never obvious to me, as a client, that they were off doing something else.

Are there any areas East Coast Product could better?

No. East Coast Product has probably set me up for some unrealistic expectations in the forthcoming, given that this particular project was so fast. There were areas which I didn',t mark well, which East Coast Product helped me mark, and they made decisions in provisions of course and functionality in order to despatch up the process. I wasn',t as advantageous as I could have been owing I was also running another business, and we had a 3-week deadline for bringing a major app to reaping. Small changes which I',ve requested since then have taken about a week by comparison owing East Coast Product operated in mad mode during the main project.