What was the scope of their involvement?
They built us a WordPress website. One feature is directly related to VR. Our landing page has a 360° image at the top. That’s a part of our product and we wanted to give a teaser of it. Perpetual implemented a custom 360° viewer that works on desktop as well as on mobile. As you move your phone around, the 360° image moves.
We focus on mobile AR/VR and we wanted to have a lot of videos showing inside an iPhone X, which was complicated. We have a lot of auto-playing videos on the site and the ability to turn sound on and off. On mobile, it has to work differently because you can’t auto-play videos. It was a complex implementation because we wanted it to be so visual, interactive, video-based, and 360° image-based.
SEO was part of the website development as well. We had the number two Google ranking for virtual reality shopping platform or augmented reality shopping platform with our old site, which was just a single page. We wanted to maintain and improve that search ranking. They implemented a special plug-in in WordPress that helped us custom-set every field that we wanted, and they advised us on how to do the rest of the SEO.
They also implemented the capability to schedule a demo through our website and to sign up for the newsletter. We get an email every time somebody signs up for a demo and it is also saved into a spreadsheet.
What is the team composition?
We had one designer, one developer, and a project manager.
How did you come to work with Perpetual?
They were highly recommended by someone who had worked with them. We looked at 2–3 other teams. We ended up going with Perpetual who was local because, after I talked to their designer, I felt he was great and we could work in a very collaborative way. This was so design-intensive and I really wanted to make the design really innovative and unique.
How much have you invested with them?
We spent $10,000–$25,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
We worked together from December 2017–February 2018.