What was the scope of their involvement?
I engaged Arty Geek for a complete UI refresh of what had been built to date. They also undertook frontend and backend development for the platform.
One reason for selecting Arty Geek was the fact that my project was developed for the Azure platform using the .NET framework. Arty Geek mentioned this as a strong area for them, which has proved to be true. We used HTML5 and AngularJS 2.0 on the frontend.
The initial scope revolved around building a simple landing page, recruiter-profile pages, and search results, along with insular elements like sign-up and sign-in screens. From there, we moved quickly and broadly out to include the job seeker profile pages, activity feeds, as well as footer components like About Us, Developer, and FAQ pages. We've also started building a job posting feature.
The platform has become quite robust in a short amount of time. The landing pages feature great and fast-loading animations, which is also true for the search pages. The recruiter profiles have a Net Promoter Score attached to them, which animate when search results come up.
We've built out numerous APIs, including a Google API for capturing user locations, a SendGrid API for outgoing email, as well as the basic frontend and backend APIs between the application and the Azure database.
Arty Geek has been managing the Azure infrastructure, replacing my previous database admin. They've also assisted in getting our Google Analytics set up. It's become a broad relationship, and it's my intention to make it a long-term partnership.
How did you come to work with Arty Geek?
I put out a job on Upwork and had several UI design companies come forward. Each one was asked to submit initial designs detailing the conceptual direction they were looking to take. I was particularly impressed with the work done by Arty Geek, so I selected them for the job. The look and feel provided in their work stood out among the various other concept designs I was given, and that's what was important to me. I wanted something dynamic, modern, and inviting, and Arty Geek nailed it on the first try.
How much have you invested with Arty Geek?
The estimate for the initial UI refresh was $26,000, but Arty Geek came in at $21,000. To date, I have paid them $32,830.
What is the status of this engagement?
I started working with Arty Geek in August 2016. They continue to provide support and ongoing development.