CEO, Betting Platform
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Type of project
KindGeek redesigned a Laravel website for an online betting company.
The new website led to 3,000 new user registrations and the design was well received by previous users. KindGeek was praised for their great communication and willingness to educate the client on best practices of web development.
What challenge were you trying to address with KindGeek?
We needed extra development help for our platform.
What was the scope of their involvement?
They're dealing with all our web development, frontend, backend, and UI/UX [user interface/user experience] design. They've redesigned the website. We had some beta testing over a month ago now, and there were just a few small things we had to do to close it off. We took all the customer input on board and got them to implement all the feedback we had received. I think the website now is a lot more automated.
We're using AutoPay as our payment system operator, which wouldn't be just a simple lift-and-drop code. There was a lot of work to integrate a system like AutoPay. We also integrated with Twitch streaming service; they have open APIs available as well, and the KindGeek guys were able to pull down from that and embed a streaming video on the website. Before, there were no APIs or integrations. Obviously, we're using PHP coding framework with Laravel, and using the Percona database. All of these are built openly. As we go to scale, we're positioned to scale up quickly.
Results & Feedback
Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
Not really. The guys designed the landing page for us to get sign-ups, and we've gotten 3,000 people signed up on that. That's pretty large. People want to use it before we've even released it. We had 250 people on the website with closed data, and we got that feedback. They said the design looked great.
How did KindGeek perform from a project management standpoint?
We have a close relationship with Oleg. We have regular calls to check in to make sure everything's okay. Oleg is the stack developer in the Ukraine. He's a hard worker, always working late when stuff has to get done. He has no problem coming in on the weekend to give us a dig out. There's a very good work ethic among them. Anton and Oleg [principals of KindGeek] have been very hands-on, but they did leave it to the project managers. Oleg is always checking in to make sure the project is all right. He's always prepping for the additional needs we have for outside web development.
What did you find most impressive about KindGeek?
It was the first web development experience that I've had here in Ireland. It was a less hands-on approach. I think KindGeek has up-scaled and educated me in some aspects of the website that we need to understand a bit more, like the ins and outs of how we're going to scale it, and why we're choosing the frameworks we're using. KindGeek has educated me in the journey and the forward-looking aspects of what we need to do with the website. They’ve also constantly stayed in touch with me. If certain things are delayed, they've always been good about getting in touch to relay the reasons why that’s happened.
Are there any areas KindGeek could improve?
The design at the start had something missing, and I think that was probably on our end. We didn't fully know what we wanted. As it progressed and went on, as any project progresses, you always want to change or move things around.