What was the scope of their involvement?
We worked together for over two months to recreate the structure of the platform. This included creating an MVP in multiple languages and developing a database for website analytics.
We also created a registration system for new members to sign up online. With the system we had before, whenever a client wanted to register on the site, we had to send them a contract via email, which then had to be printed, signed, scanned, and sent back. With the new process, they can sign up directly online, and everything is done digitally.
What is the team composition?
Paolo (Co-Founder) and Daniel were my main points of contact. I worked with the same team throughout, and I think they brought in more people along the way. There was a core team of five people working on my website. Depending on what was needed, they brought in other members.
How did you come to work with Altar.io?
It was word of mouth initially. I had interviews in London, with both freelance developers and companies. I ran interviews for a few months, and I couldn’t find anyone that had the right level of expertise. The big problem was finding someone with industry knowledge.
Altar.io was recommended by a friend of Paolo. We had a couple of preliminary meetings in London with him, and I went to Lisbon for two days after that, where I had a great meeting with Daniel and the rest of the team.
How much have you invested with them?
The overall project cost €40,000 (approximately $44,000 USD).
What is the status of this engagement?
I started working with Altar.io in May 2019, and it’s ongoing. The platform was launched in mid-November of that year, but we continued to implement improvements.