Agriya provides additional development resources for a travel organization. Tasks have included project scoping, wireframing, design, custom back-end development, and support.
The organization has moved to an expanded business model in order to serve its 64,000 site users. Agriya's hard work and reliable support made this impressive growth possible. The team delivered advanced technical skills, affordable prices, and rapid turnarounds.
"I don’t think I could have found anybody better to do this specific project with."
Could you briefly describe your company?
We help residents offer excess space and property to travelers in search of cost-effective hotel alternatives.
What is your position?
I'm the founder and CEO.
Could you describe the business challenges you were attempting to address when you initiated the relationship with Agriya?
We're a small company with very limited resources. We don't have a dedicated team with the expertise we need to implement our ideas. As a result, we needed to find a way to outsource our technical development needs. We were basically in search of a technology partner to handle our custom development work. We needed someone capable of encoding our conceptual ideas.
Could you describe the scope of this project? For instance, did it involve custom visual design, backend development, training, and support?
They were involved with everything. They took our conceptual framework, all of our strategic goals and technical requirements and brought them to life. At first, they helped us scope out the deployment process, including the timeframes, cost, testing, and enhancements. After we cleared that, they handled all of our custom development. We would reconvene at least once a week and review their progress, and then strategize the next steps, whether that be modifying their scripts, or moving on to the next component.
How did you select Agriya as your solution partner for this endeavor?
I was referred to them on a forum, and they were online. They did marketplace software, and we were building a marketplace environment for rental properties. They had the best rental property staff and script available to start customized development.
Could you provide a sense of the size of this initiative in monetary terms?
The entire project cost between $70,000 and $100,000.
Was this project completed?
No, it’s never completed. It’s always going to require ongoing maintenance. I still do business with them. Right now, they’re in the process of developing a custom iPhone app.
In terms of results, could you share any statistics, metrics, or anecdotal feedback that would demonstrate the effectiveness of their work?
We just partnered with Red Bull, and we’ve got 64,000 travelers on the site and growing rapidly. We just launched our last beta version, which allows us to generate income where we were going to accept booking, start going through our site. We’ve definitely crossed the boundary of being a small business model to an extremely large business model.
They spend six to eight hours a day with me, seven days a week, sometimes on the holidays that they’re supposed to be off. But, they’ve worked with me consistently for four years. I don’t think I could have found anybody better to do this specific project with. Not at the cost, the time it’s taken to get things done, and the consistency of having so many developers at our reach to be able to utilize the software and be knowledgeable with it.
In retrospect, are there areas you think they could improve upon, or are there things you’d do differently as the client before initiating a project with them?
Nothing that would be of concern for anybody looking to do business with them.