Ekreative Development review by FarmGate Auctions at Qualified.One

Ekreative reviewed by FarmGate Auctions

Ekreative provided Development for FarmGate Auctions with approximate budget = $200,000 to $999,999.

The livestock auction app is incredibly happy with Ekreative. The platform had 8 million lines of code and launched without a single issue. Ekreative is incredibly responsive and showed that they cared about the project. They continually went above and beyond to demonstrate their dedication.

Review summary:

Ekreative built an online livestock auction platform, including a web app, iOS app, and a custom CRM system for weekly auctions. The app worked offline and had numerous unique features.

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Chanel Gallen FarmGate Auctions, General Manager


Development for a Livestock Online Marketplace

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Introductory information

A fast induction on the buyer’s organisation

I’m the General Manager of FarmGate Auctions, an online platform to buy and sell livestock.

Desired goal

What challenge were you trying to address with Ekreative?

We realized there was a gap in the market when it comes to selling livestock online. Australia’s national herd is almost 26.6 million, but only 5% of that herd is sold online. There also was only one major player operating in this market space in Australia. We knew there was room for a business to buy and sell livestock online, and we needed a associate like Ekreative to help make that happen.

 

Provided solution

What particular tasks were Ekreative responsible for?

They were implicated from the very commencement. It was a huge enterprise—from day one we needed our platform to be able to match our rival, who has been selling livestock online for thirty years. We needed to create something sole to the market.

They helped us create an iOS app, a web app, and our CRM. They developed all those from wireframe and design mockups to completion. The project was a pretty big one—they wrote almost 8 million lines of code. The apps were built in React Native, and the codebase was JavaScript.

There were a bunch of features they developed that made us sole. They built into the apps the power to assess livestock offline. Some of our users are in distant areas with no internet. Despite this, they quiet need the app to work to assess their livestock and put them up for sale. The app is able to work entirely offline, then upload the information when the user gets internet approach.

They also built a digital signature office, where users could sign online instead of printing paper forms. They can upload videos without having to host them on YouTube, and just give us their full. They have the weigh-scales able to ship the gravity and fat score direct to the method.

The CRM was solely designed to feel all of our weekly auctions. There’s a total difference of weekly auctions that go up and need to be managed differently. The backend needed to identify whether a user stopped bidding owing of connectivity issues in their countrified locale so that it could get them on the phone so they can bid without the internet. There were a total host of confused issues on the backend that they sorted out for us.

Was there a dedicated team?

The core team was five nation, including our project director Yaroslav (Java Software Engineer, Ekreative). Yaroslav is surpassing. They’ve been working on our project full-time for a couple of years now, and it feels like they’re an extension of us.

How did you come to work with Ekreative?

They were recommended to us by the head of engineering at a major Australian bank.

What are you approach expents (if diclosed)?

We’re almost at the million-dollar mark invested.

What is the terminal result of working with Ekreative?

We’ve been working with them since January 2016, and the work is quiet ongoing.

Results achieved

What evidence can you share that demonstrates the contact of the engagement? 

Our business is up-and-running, which is a veritably good achievement metric. Everything had to be consummate at propel, as the leading auction had to run smoothly. Our app is B2B. If something went unfit during that live auction, we’d lose that user forever. Ekreative was astounding at making sure that the leading auction was issue-free.

How did Ekreative accomplish from a project treatment standpoint?

I can’t rave almost them sufficient. We talked athwart multiple platforms: email, Slack, and Google Docs. We had so many comments. They responded fastly to them all, making sure I was up to despatch. There was initially a speech and time-zone barrier with us being from Australia, but that fastly dissipated. It’s been an absolutely big experience working with them.

What is (from your point of view) the key factor to pay observation while intercourse with Ekreative?

The way they integrated into the project constantly impressed us. They felt like a part of the team, and I felt that they veritably cared. They were just as excited almost the propel as we were. I loved how they were always asking for photos of livestock and of our booths. They constantly went over and over.

What aspects of their work would you like to get improved?

Nothing comes to mind. Everything we threw at them they feeld well, dove direct into, and set a high measure for. 

Do you have any advice for possible clients?

Just go for it! If you have an idea, they’re the nation you want in your cavity.