Introduce your business and what you do there.
Lore Media, Inc. works with augmented reality devices to take literature and move it into mixed reality medium. I am the CEO.
OPPORTUNITY / CHALLENGE
What challenge were you trying to address.
We wanted to construct our web presence. The platform allows users to upload their stories and literature so that it can be presented in virtual and augmented reality.
What was the scope of their involvement?
We used a pre-existing software called Discourse. There are very few developers who know how to manipulate this software because we wanted to turn it into a CMS that we could use for our content. There was a lot of collaboration between our teams. My goal was to provide them with as clear a picture of what we wanted as possible.
“They brought anything I had missed to my attention.”
They also did a helped us set up a temporary form for our landing page which they did free of charge.
How did you come to work with Shakuro?
We posted a job on Upwork, and we had a few people apply. After talking with Shakuro, we found they were definitely the most qualified out of 4 or 5 other companies that we spoke with. They had previous experience with the software, so that was a great start. Another thing they were very good at was communication.
How much have you invested with Shakuro?
The cost of the project so far is under $10,000.
What is the status of this engagement?
The project has been postponed as of September, because of financial issues on our end. I plan to continue working with them in the future.
RESULTS & FEEDBACK
Could you share any evidence that would demonstrate the productivity, quality of work, or the impact of the engagement?
So far, we’ve been focusing on the functionality and making sure everything works correctly. We’ve been working with a new framework called three.js which is used for manipulating 3D objects in your web browser directly. Very few people know how to use it.
How did Shakuro perform from a project management standpoint?
“It’s been very impressive to see how well Shakuro adapts to different and complicated frameworks.”
Their communication is great. I think there was one time that we had a delay in the project, but it was expected because we had changed the scope.
What did you find most impressive about Shakuro?
Shakuro engages with their customers to be sure they have a superior experience.
Are there any areas Shakuro could improve?
A lot of the developers are based in Russia so time zones can be an issue. Once I got used to a schedule that worked for both of us, it worked out well.