What was the scope of their involvement?
Their team helped us to develop a component of a larger project that we were working on. They started by working with us to develop the development plan and home in on the functionalities that we wanted to develop.
The product overall serves as a research tool for hotels to analyze various data, including popular events and competitor pricing information. The component Datacrafts worked on manages and analyzes reviews for hotels posted on online travel agencies, gathering them in one product where they can be sorted by scores and trends over time. They also made it possible to respond to the reviews directly from our system.
The focus was in Ruby on Rails, but they also worked with Vue.JS for the frontend. Another part of the project involved natural language processing, and while Datacrafts.io didn’t develop the AI itself, they integrated it into the function that they created.
What was the team composition?
There are a couple of people on their team who act as points of contact, and we interact with them regularly as well as with the developers directly for more one-off requests and progress updates.
How did you come to work with Datacrafts.io?
We partner with a wide variety of agencies, but none of them were able to provide the Ruby resources we needed on our schedule. Earlier on, an engineer from one of those teams had moved to Datacrafts, so we decided to reach out to them.
How much have you invested with them?
The total cost has been around $450,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
Our work with them lasted from around January 2019–May 2020.