Further cementing their position as top custom software developers in the North West, Greystone have recently been shortlisted for the Tech for Good category at the Prolific North awards taking place on Thursday 21st October.
Launched in June 2021, Hapipod creates inspired homeshare unlocking a world of lifestyle benefits and affordable accommodation. Unique in its approach, Hapipod.com is an innovative matching platform offering easy, automated access to a practical exchange of help for lower rent. By using clever search terms, users are enabled to find like-minded homesharers with similar backgrounds, personality traits and interests.
Speaking about the project Ray Locke, Director of Software Development said: “As an innovative force for good, Hapipod began as an idea by founder Andrea Frankenthal to help tackle loneliness and the housing crisis. We were absolutely bowled over by the proposition and enthusiasm that we agreed on a collaboration project to get the platform to market.”
The project brief was to develop a matching site something akin to a dating or Au Pair site. Designed in-house at Greystone, the Hapipod platform is built in ASP.Net MVC with the Bootstrap 4 framework. Greystone integrated ID verification check by Yoti and Stripe as the payment system. In addition, a sophisticated and powerful in-built dashboard was developed allowing easy analysis of customer profiles, behaviours and value. Hapipod is hosted by Greystone using Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Ray continued: “The project required tight collaboration, some flexibility and adaptations. We maintained a keen eye to detail and although some curve balls were thrown, the end result was a stylish, high-functioning, dynamic site”.
Founder of Hapipod Andrea Frankenthal said: “Meeting Greystone was an absolute game-changer for the Hapipod initiative. Without their commitment to the project, Hapipod would have remained a concept and would never have been brought to life. Their approach to the project was a breath of fresh air. They embraced my ideas, were very adaptable, and offered much needed expertise when it came to user experience and functionality”.
As an innovative platform offering easy, safeguarded, automated access to a practical exchange of help for lower rent, Greystone and Hapipod have unlocked a convenient, affordable pathway to enhance many peoples’ home lives.