Availo
An on-demand freelance army

 

Availo
An on-demand freelance army

 

Availo was a software platform that helped design studios, agencies and businesses hire the best freelance designers in London. A curated, mobile freelance army, immediately available.

In 3 months we built our iOS and web platform which enabled designers, illustrators and creatives obtain roles at startups, studios and agencies. It was used by companies such as Wolff Olins, Design Studio, B-Reel, Unit 9, UsTwo, Google, Instagram and Facebook.

We were initially funded by Seedcamp, but had to close the company down after we failed to secure Series A funding. 

Availo was a software platform that helped design studios, agencies and businesses hire the best freelance designers in London. A curated, mobile freelance army, immediately available.

In 3 months we built our iOS and web platform which enabled designers, illustrators and creatives obtain roles at startups, studios and agencies. It was used by companies such as Wolff Olins, Design Studio, B-Reel, Unit 9, UsTwo, Google, Instagram and Facebook.

We were initially funded by Seedcamp, but had to close the company down after we failed to secure Series A funding. 

Availo was a software platform that helped design studios, agencies and businesses hire the best freelance designers in London. A curated, mobile freelance army, immediately available.

In 3 months we built our iOS and web platform which enabled designers, illustrators and creatives obtain roles at startups, studios and agencies. It was used by companies such as Wolff Olins, Design Studio, B-Reel, Unit 9, UsTwo, Google, Instagram and Facebook.

We were initially funded by Seedcamp, but had to close the company down after we failed to secure Series A funding. 

Availo was a software platform that helped design studios, agencies and businesses hire the best freelance designers in London. A curated, mobile freelance army, immediately available.

In 3 months we built our iOS and web platform which enabled designers, illustrators and creatives obtain roles at startups, studios and agencies. It was used by companies such as Wolff Olins, Design Studio, B-Reel, Unit 9, UsTwo, Google, Instagram and Facebook.

We were initially funded by Seedcamp, but had to close the company down after we failed to secure Series A funding. 

Role
Co-Founder
Product Design Lead




Role
Co-Founder
Product Design Lead


Role
Co-Founder
Product Design Lead


Project Type
SAAS Startup

Project Type
SAAS Startup


Project Type
SAAS Startup

 

Team
Nick Clement
Nick Wood
Rob Bye

Team
Nick Clement
Nick Wood
Rob Bye


Team
Nick Clement
Nick Wood
Rob Bye


Year
2016

05 Availo Screens

iOS App

Allowed freelancers to view the community content feed, chat directly to potential clients and get booked in minutes.
(The record was 1:30 mins)

The flow was kept deliberately simple for speed: 
Search for user (day rate, seniority, skillset, location) » View work » Chat » Book/Meet » Pay downpayment.


Process

We got going quickly using an adapted Google Sprint methodology, the team of three (Product Owner, iOS Developer (Swift) & myself) iterated quickly between us and tested with fellow designers, which you'd think would be a tough crowd but they were invaluable to the progression of the product. 

 

iOS App

Allowed freelancers to view the community content feed, chat directly to potential clients and get booked in minutes.
(The record was 1:30 mins)

The flow was kept deliberately simple for speed: 
Search for user (day rate, seniority, skillset, location) » View work » Chat » Book/Meet » Pay downpayment.


Process

We got going quickly using an adapted Google Sprint methodology, the team of three (Product Owner, iOS Developer (Swift) & myself) iterated quickly between us and tested with fellow designers, which you'd think would be a tough crowd but they were invaluable to the progression of the product. 

 

iOS App

Allowed freelancers to view the community content feed, chat directly to potential clients and get booked in minutes.
(The record was 1:30 mins)

The flow was kept deliberately simple for speed: 
Search for user (day rate, seniority, skillset, location) » View work » Chat » Book/Meet » Pay downpayment.

 

Process

We got going quickly using an adapted Google Sprint methodology, the team of three (Product Owner, iOS Developer (Swift) & myself) iterated quickly between us and tested with fellow designers, which you'd think would be a tough crowd but they were invaluable to the progression of the product. 

 

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Web Version

Due to demand it became apparent that most of the larger client businesses needed a desktop solution, we pulled in extra resource and had it up and running in 3 weeks with the same functionality as the iOS build 

Web Version

Due to demand it became apparent that most of the larger client businesses needed a desktop solution, we pulled in extra resource and had it up and running in 3 weeks with the same functionality as the iOS build. 

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The Product

Early working prototypes, Apple Watch and push notifications

 

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Company Info
Made Studio Ltd.

Company Info
Made Studio Ltd.


Company Info
Made Studio Ltd.


Updated
Jan 2018