PPT to MVP in 90 Days - How Velotio Owned Complete Product Development for Bludot

Velotio team exceeded our expectations in every aspect. The team is very agile and accommodates our changes quickly, which works perfectly for a fast-paced startup like ours. They are extremely detail-oriented. From coding to communication, everything has been very smooth. We feel fortunate to have found them as our technology partner.

Sophia Zheng
VP, Engineering
Full-stack Development
San Francisco
Seed funded
3 months
Tech Stack Used
React
Python
Django
WebSocket
NodeJS
Socket.IO
PostgreSQL
Redis
AWS S3
AWS CloudFront
ElastiCache
GitLab

Bludot is a San Francisco based early-stage startup, which is a part of the Accelerator program. Founders, Carlos Garcia (CEO) and Sophia Zheng (VP of Engineering) approached Velotio with a vision to build an AI-powered task-management platform specifically for companies or individuals who deal with multiple external collaborators / vendors. The idea was to allow intercommunication between users regardless of their organization so everything is organized and managed in one place.

They also wanted this solution to go beyond helping companies organize their work and leverage psychological triggers to motivate users to finish their tasks sooner.


Full-stack Development
Tech Stack Used:
React
Python
Django
WebSocket
NodeJS
Socket.IO
PostgreSQL
Redis
AWS S3
AWS CloudFront
ElastiCache
GitLab
Results

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Business Context:

Bludot was looking for a technology partner that has the complete end-to-end skillset required to transform their idea from a PPT to a MVP (Minimum Viable Product). "The professionalism and deep level of technical expertise made us choose Velotio," recalls Zheng, on evaluating multiple vendors and choosing Velotio.

How Velotio Helped?

A team of six was assigned to the project, who leveraged agile UX processes to ensure rapid iteration between the design and the development team and came up with user-centric design pretty fast.

The first phase of the project involved creating empathy maps for a deeper understanding of user needs and behavior. A thorough competitor research was conducted to identify opportunities for innovation. A series of brainstorming sessions helped define feature requirements and ideate product workflows for different user personas. Sketches and low fidelity prototypes were shared with the Bludot team within 30 days for the first code sprint.

Challenges:

The client wanted a real-time dashboard. But the team was using Django web framework, which doesn’t support real time applications.

Solution:

Velotio’s team used a combination of web sockets and firebase to resolve this. A separate Node server was created and Socket.io was used to ensure seamless connection with the frontend that powered real-time updates and notifications. The connection between the Django server and the Node server was established via Redis.

Result:

The new task management solution built by the Velotio team is currently under Beta. The team continues to collaborate with the Bludot team and reiterate the product based on the ongoing feedback they are receiving from early users and getting the product ready for the final launch. The Bludot team has been extremely happy with the ownership exhibited by the Velotio team in bringing their vision to life in such a short time. 

We partnered with Velotio when our startup was just an idea. Velotio designed the mockups, contributed to product management process and owned all aspects of software development. We feel fortunate to have found them as a technology partner!

Sophia Zheng
VP, Engineering


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