Case Study
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Hire a firefighter for your next home project
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How we helped the only gig labor platform of exclusive firefighters succeed and go live on Shark Tank.

Hidrent is the only on-demand home service company partnered with the IAFF-FC that is dedicated exclusively to helping firefighters supplement their incomes during their off-duty days. It connects firefighters with homeowners and local businesses in need of "handyman-type" help that firefighters can complete in between shifts.

Challenge

web
Build a web app to allow homeowners to book jobs.
web
Build a mobile app for firefighters to pick up jobs nearby their homes and release it to Apple and Play stores.
settings
Build an admin panel for Hidrent's team to get full access to the platform database and perform a variety of custom actions.
support
Provide ongoing support and implementation of new features.
Hidrent Mobile Apps

Highlights

place
USA
industry
Media > Internet Media & Services
team
4-6 developers, 1 project manager
time
2+ years, ongoing
services
End-to-end development, Staff Augmentation

Solution

At GoGrow, we are loyal followers of Ruby on Rails and React, and that's exactly what we used to kick the project off.
 
We built a team composed of a web developer, a mobile developer, a backend developer, and a project manager.

We followed an Agile methodology, running 2-week "sprints". During the development stage, we performed Demo meetings twice a month to show progress, receive feedback, and make small and incremental releases. For communication, we use Slack.

The development team hosted the repositories on GitHub and integrated HerokuCI for continuous integration (tests and best practices checks). Every new change added to the codebase goes under a code review by members of the team/organization.

The web app was deployed on AWS Amplify, while the backend was in Heroku, where we also hosted a PostgreSQL database. The mobile app is available in both Apple and Play stores.

GoGrow engineers have become part of Hidrent's team.

We are proud of how far we have gotten working together, with a clear mission of becoming the most trusted source available for gig labor and improving the financial well-being of our neighborhood firefighters.

Juan Baz, Engineering Manager

Juan Andrés Baz

ENGINEERING MANAGER AT GOGROW

"Working at Hidrent was special because I took on a new role as a Technical Leader. This allowed me to be present during business meetings and make important decisions with the founding team. It’s been more than two years since we started the challenge of re-implementing a platform that was already working in the market, and now, due to its growth, it has two mobile apps and two web apps."

Technology stack

Technologies
Ruby on RailsReactReact Native
Cloud
HerokuAWS

Metrics

Project & Team:

• MVP Release Time: 3 months
• MVP Team Size: 3 developers, 1 project manager
• Ongoing (incremental) support: 2 developers, 1 project manager
• Relationship duration: 2+ years, ongoing

Apps:

Hidrent went live in the Shark Tank show with a massive audience and an excellent performance.
• Current Users: 30k+
• Repeat Users: 35% more than once
• < 5 critical errors MoM
• < 10 bugs MoM

Product*:

• 4000+ jobs completed across the country
• 1M+ early revenue since inception
• $250 average revenue per project

Hidrent users
David Heimbuch

David Heimbuch

Founder at Hidrent |  Participated in Over $1B in Successful Startup Exits

"What I have found most impressive was their ability to create a back end environment that saves me time, and allows me the ability to conduct business much more efficiently."

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Why GOGROW?

outstanding

Deliver outstanding services

We aim for excellence. We turn your needs/ideas into successful products/applications, taking care of the entire process and ensuring the highest quality work and a top-notch experience.

groth

Cultivate a growth mindset

Our ultimate goal is to boost your business growth through technological solutions beyond software development services. We are eager to keep expanding and continually improve our skills to achieve this.

commitment

Committed from day one

We are committed to our clients and their ideas. We take their goals as our own and work relentlessly to achieve them. Our main focus is building everlasting relationships through reliable performances and products.

transparency

Build transparent relationships

We believe work ethics should be above everything else. Integrity lays the foundation of our business and is shown both inside and out. We cherish an open and honest communication with our clients as well as our employees.

Flexibility

Adapt and evolve

We understand that all businesses and circumstances are unique. We quickly adapt to unforeseen challenges and new demands through our agile methods. We aim to be a core part of your team. For this reason, we accommodate your vision to our way of working for you to ensure total satisfaction in the final product. 

Our core values are behind everything we do. They keep us motivated and help us serve you to the best of our ability.

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