In 2009 VeriQual took on the Shutl project. At that time Shutl was among one of the many startups we were working with. Let's learn the more about the various elements of this project.
Shutl is a service that allows shoppers to choose online and in store purchases within as little as 90 minutes. VeriQual provided technology solutions to Shutl. Our development team used RoR, Cucumber, Rspec, Amazon Cloud Services, Gate and Magento technologies for the Shutl project.
The Shutl project is one of the most diverse projects we have worked on so far. Starting with a small team of two developers VeriQual eventually supported Shutl's development effort with a team of fourteen, including five developers, five quality assurance resources, two server administrators, a UI developer and a scrum master.
Throughout the development phase of this project we followed an agile scrum process and used TDD along with Cucumber and Rspec technologies.
Requirements and Solutions
The project started in 2009 when Shutl's CEO, Tom Allason, approached us to develop a "Minimum viable product" which was to be demonstrated within five months, in time for the first round of funding. VeriQual successfully managed to achieve this target in the given time frame and then went on to develop and deploy the first version of the completed product at several retailers within London. Later we helped integrate the Shutl service at multiple Argos outlets in the UK.
Over the next three years we supported Shutl's development efforts, culminating in Shutl's move into the US market and its eventual acquisition by E-Bay in October 2013.