Case Study - Guru Inc - "The Elevated Freelancer Profiles" Project

Guru Inc

Guru Inc

Design & Launch of the elevated freelancer profile on Guru.com

Product

Guru Elevated profiles - Guru Inc (www.guru.com) is one of the world's largest online marketplaces for talent. Guru completely revamped and launched a NEW PROFILE for freelancers called the elevated profiles.

Role

Atlogys was hired as CTO (Chief Technology Officer) to do R&D on and to design and architect the frontend code for the new profiles.

About Guru

Guru Inc (www.guru.com) is one of the world's largest online marketplaces for talent. It is the one out of the top three firms in the world where employers and freelancers can meet/connect to post projects and bid for the same. Guru Inc is a USA registered firm and has over 1 Million users. More details on Guru as a company are available here

Task Details

We worked on a 10 month long project for them that involved complete revamp of the Guru online freelancer profiles.

  1. Understand the new interface desired like all portfolio building tasks, drag and drop, fast sync, lazy loading, canvas elements
  2. Shortlist and select latest Javascript and Html5 technology for achieving same results with a seamless user experience which is cross browser and cross resolution ready.
  3. Account for fast page load time, fast document sync, instant image upload and an overall secure and scalable experience.
  4. Make prototype that would integrate with view and controller layer of  server application.
  5. Architect the frontend project by documenting high level software components and defining all API calls, components, libraries and interface layers.
  6. Write the frotnend html, css, js code.
  7. Help the backend team with integrating it into the server application using the interface and layers defined in point 5.

Impact and Technology

These were launched in mid November 2013.

  1. jQueryUI components - jcrop, dragdrop
  2. HTML5 History API
  3. Kendo UI
  4. basket.js, jQuery
  5. html5 / css3
  6. c#, asp.net

Press Links

  1. http://www.guru.com/blog/journey-ahead-starting-new-freelancer-profiles
  2. http://www.guru.com/blog/guru-profiles-quick-update/
  3. http://www.guru.com/blog/new-profiles-what-will-happen-to-data/
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