Tech strategy

RPS’ Product Manager led one week sprints to gauge team development velocity, before switching to two week sprints

Team composition

1 backend developer, 1 frontend developer, 1 part time Product Manager

Walkli engaged RPS to build a minimum viable product (MVP) to begin gathering user feedback and building their content library. RPS focused on the development of a mobile responsive web app using PHP and React/Redux.

Challenges: Walkli did not raise pre-seed funding and was bootstrapped by its Founder. RPS needed to deliver a functional application within a limited budget and timeframe to allow Walkli to prove its product/market fit and raise funding.

Team composition: 1 backend developer, 1 frontend developer, 1 part time Product Manager

Tech strategy: After product roadmapping, feature scoping, and sizing, RPS and Walkli agreed on the parameters and deliverables for the first release. RPS’ Product Manager led one week sprints to gauge team development velocity, before switching to two week sprints.

Key Features & Integrations:

  • Google Maps API customization for custom map creation;
  • Admin system with CMS;
  • Rich content creation and viewing interfaces;
  • City search functionality;
  • User profiles;
  • Social media sharing.

Current status of project

Tech results: RPS released the first version of the web app after 3 months. Walkli has retained RPS for continued iteration and feature development since March 2016. Future development plans include the release of a mobile app using the web app’s framework.

Business Impact: Walkli has raised pre-seed funding and is in the process of raisin a seed round. Walkli has been able to foster a network of travel bloggers and content creators who have created:

600

Paths

300

Cities

82

Countries

“I met with a number of development shops – both on- and off-shore – before choosing to work with RPS.  What set them apart was their drive to understand my business and to help determine which features should be built out for the MVP vs. future releases.  This has really enabled me to accurately match my strategic planning with our technical development.”

Jeff Peo, Founder & CEO