What was the scope of their involvement?
We started out showing them the wireframes. They used Invision to build a more detailed wireframe which included UI and color schemes. They also used Invision to show us a more detailed outline of each of our website pages including our home page, services page, and about us page.
After building out the UI and detailed wireframe for each of our pages, EIGHT25 then built the backend logic for all 3 tutoring services. This included a filter to enable tutor searches for our Online Tutoring Service. For Homework and Lab Help, students are able to submit homework assignments through the website and specify subjects, price amounts, etc., which are then routed to the appropriate tutors.
They also created a student and tutor dashboard page, where tutors can review assignments before offering help. This is also where students and tutors go to log into an online, homework, and lap help tutoring session.
To create our virtual classroom, EIGHT25 integrated Scribblar’s technology, which is a virtual whiteboard with a video platform.
Lastly, they built the admin panel, where we can see all the messaging between tutors and students, approve tutors, see what types of sessions are happening, and review student account applications.
What is the team dynamic?
There are 8–10 on the team. We initially met with Rehan [CEO, EIGHT25MOBILE]. Faz [Project Manager, EIGHT25MOBILE] was our dedicated customer success manager. We had 2 people on the frontend who worked on the wireframe and the UI. There were people on the QA side and the backend as well.
In the middle of the project, we had 3 different backend or full-stack developers that were building the website out. We worked most closely with Faz.
How did you come to work with EIGHT25MOBILE?
We talked to about 7–8 website agencies we found through online research or had heard of from other clients. We narrowed it down to EIGHT25MOBILE and one other website agency.
EIGHT25MOBILE took a very consultative approach, which is why we went with them. Other companies would ask us the scope, but they were much more interested in how much they would charge us. At our first meeting with EIGHT25MOBILE, we didn’t even talk about price. It was about them finding out what we wanted to do and what we wanted from the website.
They also offered suggestions to save us time and money. For example, when we talked to the other agencies about the whiteboard technology, many of them wanted to build it internally from scratch, which really bumped up the price. Right from the start, Rehan suggested a ready-made solution that would work better and cost less. That was another reason we chose them.
How much have you invested with them?
What is the status of this engagement?
We started working together in July 2016 and finished September 2017.