Client based in Ile-de-France region, France
mobile app development for iOS and Android
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
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.
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.
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.
Client Experience Feedback
This is what the client would take away from product development:
- Personal service
- The initial recommendations made by SkillValue’s CTO were very helpful to the client, who did not hesitate to go back to them when they wished to improve their iOS and Android app.
- Fast, top quality recruiting
- In under 4 days, the candidates’ technical skills had been tested and their soft skills assessed, following which they were invited to talk to the client so that a choice could be made.
- End-to-end guidance and support
- Expression of needs, sourcing, meeting organisation, contract management: SkillValue acted as a facilitator and accelerator in order to best meet the client’s needs.
“Working with SkillValue is very reassuring. As their CTO had worked with us on prior improvements to the app, I didn’t think twice about calling on them again when I found out that the first developer was unavailable. Four days later they had found someone equally competent and we didn’t have to worry about the admin side of things. The platform gave us support and guidance right through the mission from start to finish, to make sure it ran as smoothly as possible.” Mady Doucouré, Traffic Manager at Etoffe.com