KREWCAL CASE STUDY
FREELANCERS BECOMES EASY.
Android, Web Design, iOS
Location services, geo-fencing, Custom UI components,Rating and Review, Calendar, 3rd-Party integrations
Freelancers - Recruitment
KrewCal is the first portal for “Freelancer Technicians and Management” network. Management can post jobs for their company and invite freelancers for the jobs. Production Company (website only) can create the profile of management and pay for each profile online.
The technological world is skyrocketing with a fast pace and in such cohesively snowballing marketplace hiring the resource at the peak time becomes extremely perspiring. Krewcal founder Lawrence Caputo conceptualized a system that would disrupt the staggering recruitment industry. He came up with a notion of swiftly connecting freelancers (categorized by their knack) with the management seeking them.
At Codiant, Our Design team spearheads the process with the Discovery phase, and this project was no different.
The goals for our initial Discovery session were three-fold:
- 01. UNDERSTAND THE CLIENT’S BUSINESS GOALS
- 02. DEFINE AND STREAMLINE THE CORE FUNCTIONALITY OF THE APP
- 03. MAP AND DETAIL THE USER’S EXPERIENCE
Following a considerable number of requirement gathering sessions as well as tete-a-tete with our client, we were able to understand the “pain points” of the management, and also how we felt a closed communication network could help break down the silos and facilitate better cross-departmental freelancer’s collaboration.
Once we finalized the ideation process and had a clear idea of what we have to design, we started creating wireframes to make the functionality of every section in the app clearer. At first blush, with only minor tweaks on layout and information architecture, we finalized the design and structure.
Our fully automated build, test, and deploy process creates a tight feedback loop between development and QA so that changes can be made rapidly.
The inception of the development, kicked off by building a system with four separate user roles viz Admin, Production, Management, Freelancers.
As a next step, they were met with a multitude of challenges, most notably:
- SEARCH FREELANCERS BASED ON SKILLS
- IMPLEMENTING GEOLOCATION
- CHECK IN BASED ON GEOLOCATION
- SCHEDULING JOBS ON CALENDAR
- ADDING PAYMENT GATEWAYS
As a next step, the Design team created a set of detailed wireframes for both the iOS and Android platforms. Developed collaboratively over a series of iterations, these defined in detail each of the app’s views for all 3 user roles: drivers, senders and agents.
The website was built on the Angular implemented REST APIs/JSON for the communication between the app and the server whereas; Google API was used for location access. PayPal payment gateway is used for payment processing and storing the card/accounts details securely.
KrewCal was built with a solid UX strategy and an architectural foundation that allowed the management to seamlessly communicate with the freelancers with a robust and stable web and iOS and Android app.