Project Outline

Location

Client based in Ile-de-France region, France

Client Business

e-Commerce

Project Type

mobile app development for iOS and Android

Services

Freelancing

About the Client

Etoffe.com is a French company founded in 2010 and specialises in selling high-end wallpaper, furnishing fabrics and carpets our client is high in demand from the likes of Nobilis, Christian Lacroix and Cole & Son.

Additionally, featured further in magazine appearances from the likes of MilK, Decoration, ELLE Deco and Maison Francaise, to name a few.

Collaborating with SkillValue

The Challenge

This client had first contacted SkillValue in 2018, following an unfortunate experience with another agency. This agency had not let them see what was happening regarding their mobile development projects, which significantly hampered smooth progress and communication between the teams.

The client turned to Benoit, SkillValue’s CTO, to try and recruit a freelancer they could work with directly to make general improvements to their digital tools and improve their mobile app development for iOS and Android.

Following this, the client came back to Benoit in 2019 because they needed an Android and iOS developer to enrich their mobile app with new functionalities:

– Length calculation
– Pop-up for leaving store reviews

The client also wanted to add an “About Us” page to their mobile app.

The Solution

For the first job, Benoit made a full assessment of the mobile app before interviewing a number of candidates and asking them to take some technical tests.
After talking to the candidates on the phone to get to know them better, the client – based near Paris – chose to work with a freelancer in Corsica.

When it came to improving the app, the client wanted to entrust the project to the same freelancer and thereby increase their faith in both SkillValue and the freelancer. But the latter was no longer available, so our Business Developers had to start the recruitment process all over again in order to meet the client’s needs as quickly as possible and ensure that the quality of service provided remained the same.

The Results

After talking to the client about their expectations and any constraints, our Business Developers contacted the most suitable freelancers and got them to take a few tests related to Swift and Kotlin.

Just 3 days after the initial enquiry, our team sent the client a short-list of 2 profiles so that they could call them and decide which one they wished to work with.

The selected freelancer had stood out in terms of their test results on mobile app development for iOS and Android and the impression he’d made on the client during the phone call.

As agreed, within 4 days the freelancer had finalised the development of the functionality and created both the pop-up and the “About Us” page.

Technical Environment:

– Swift
– Kotlin

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