Feastly

A marketplace connecting cooks and eaters over meals in a cook’s home.

Feastly is a San Francisco based Startup and an online p2p marketplace empowering chefs to easily showcase their brand and host culinary experiences, turning their kitchen into a restaurant.

Through the Feastly platform foodies can find and book seats at unique and varied culinary experiences and join the table of exceptional chefs from around the globe.

Devsar has been helping Feastly with their p2p platform and backend systems since the very early stages in 2014.

The Challenge

The company approached us after they were incubated and seeded by Boost VC. Their initial MVP product, built with an outsourcing company in Asia, was very buggy, both on the base code and its visual design.

The product was impeding growth and held them back from meeting their upcoming business requirements. They wanted to have a more flexible platform to be prepared to support their rapidly-growing community needs.

They were looking to partner with a company which could take care of their IT needs and evolve with them, designing and developing an ambitious online p2p marketplace.

    Task

  • Backend & Frontend development.
  • Gateway payment integrations (Paypal, Balanced Payments, Stripe).
  • API Rest design and implementation.
  • Timezone & Search engine integration.
  • Admin Dashboards and Metrics ( d3.js ).
  • Style Re-Branding.
  • Site SEO.
  • Email subscription system and segmentation by location.
  • Dealing and working in conjunction with a foreign team.

The Solution

Devsar leveraged its experience in web development and started a huge code refactoring process of the whole platform in record time. The process started with a deep analysis of the underlying platform to identify key elements and bottlenecks.

We implemented a wide range of IT solutions to improve the speed, efficacy and design of the platform, performing software developments not only on the backend but also on the frontend side using cutting-edge technologies.

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The Result

We were also able to guide the company through the process of adopting agile project management methodologies and best practices, helping them to organize and identify relevant business needs which has achieved excellent results.

We also redesigned the overall architecture, making it more reliable, stable and secure, which was necessary to pass the rigorous due diligence processes required by investors and stakeholders.

Since then, we have contributed to the company’s requirement management, technical design, development and maintenance.

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