In 2008, in response to the growing demand for large file sharing, DropCloud created a web application named "We Send". The application allows users to access various features: 10 GB of storage, sending files via permalinks, file traceability, etc. The solution was then transferred into collaborative file storage and sharing space to become, at the end of 2012: "We Drop". This app is available in a Healthcare Hosting Data…
environment (HIPAA), based in France.
DropCloud has a very wide range of customers, from professionals (B2B) to individuals (B2C). The platform is currently used by 300 clients and +500 000 users.
Over the years, the development teams grew but access to resources and technical skills became more complicated. “We used to work with young graduates engineers. The inflation of developers’ salaries and their scarcity quickly made itself felt,” explains Marc Renversé, CEO of DropCloud. “We needed to access a variety of technologies.”
Building a multi-technical team of 5 developers.
Our collaboration began with the development of a prospect management application. DropCloud had seven public sites and five application sites, all independent. A lack of cohesion between the applications and the old sales prospecting solution required the development of an ad hoc CRM by ourselves.
For the firs two and-a-half months, we dedicated a team of two developers who worked on the creation of the CRM with the Symfony framework. We also built a set of APIs (Application Programming Interfaces) in order to easily communicate with the other DropCloud platforms.
After this first successful project, the technical team grew to five fulltime developers, who could work on three projects simultaneously. These projects use Symfony (for the back-end), Angular (for the front-end), Cordova (for the mobile app) and even technologies such as C++.