Netsmartz’s engagement with the client was to create an AI-based solution for their Video commerce platform.
About The Company
The client was founded in Silicon Valley through U.C. Berkeley’s Skydeck Incubator program.
With a background in e-commerce and Artificial Intelligence, the in-house team saw a need to help brand marketers make sense of the massive amount of video data that shoppers were consuming (and creating) on social, mobile, and desktop.
Thus they required assistance, and resources to build a cutting-edge AI-driven technology that could watch and listen to millions of videos so brands could see quantitative and qualitative video insights at their fingertips.
The Tech Stack
The engagement started with a ReactJS developer working closely with a Dedicated SPoC for the client’s project.
The details of the solution were precise. However, it was the client’s first instance of working with an offshore development partner. This challenge was managed with a thorough breakdown of methodologies, practices, and talent quality checks. Additionally, the client was able to leverage a reduced-cost trial period to vet and assess the services.
Additionally, since their previous dedicated developer had left, the client wanted a developer who could pick up, learn and program from the get-go. There were a lot of learning iterations and subject matter research that was needed – which stemmed the need for an experienced resource with high technical proficiency.
Netsmartz followed the following process to fulfill the requirements of the client:
Mapping & Identifying Appropriate Resources
The preliminary task was to identify a skilled, self-starting developer to work on the project. Since the expertise required handling a pre-existing codebase, the developer had to be senior in skill and experience. Additionally, a SPoC was required to maintain a smooth learning pattern and relay milestones – while assisting the developer in maintaining a technical understanding of the project.
After the developer allocation, the code assessment and documentation started. The developer then set up milestones, and targets, and worked on the expectations set by the client.
Netsmartz was able to take ownership of the entire codebase.
The client provided the subject matter expertise, but the technical end of things was managed by the Dedicated ReactJS developer. The SPoC acted as Project Owner – facilitating subject learning, and managing pending feature development, while the developer focused on Plugin creation & launch.
Netsmartz was able to launch the plugin in a short frame of time – enabling them to raise an investment round and plan for operations expansion.