Staff augmentation for a 40+ million user platform

RESULT

40
Million

Users having the best experience
Highlights
Backend migration | Cross-platform development
Project goal
Scale the client’s development capacity and support their in-house team
Technologies
Django | React Native | Celery

RESULT

40 million

Users having the best experience

Project goal

Scale the client’s development capacity and support their in-house team

Technologies

Django | React Native | Celery

Highlights

Backend migration | Cross-platform development

RESULTS

40 millon

Users having the best experience
Project goal

Scale the client’s development capacity and support their in-house team

Highlights

Backend migration | Cross-platform development

Technologies

Django | React Native | Celery

A platform that makes the lives of pet parents easier

Mockups of two cell phones showing Rover's app.
Mockups of two cell phones showing Rover's app.

A platform that makes the lives of pet parents easier

Rover is a platform for booking pet sitters and dog walkers. It offers services such as house sitting, day care, dog walking and more. Founded in 2011, Rover is the world’s largest network for pet owners and sitters in over 10 countries. It has millions of 5-star reviews and their app has been used by 2+ million pet parents.

Overcoming the pandemic impact with staffing

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Overcoming the pandemic impact with staffing

We first connected with Rover in the 2019 DjangoCon, in which both of our businesses were speakers. Recently, their team reached out to ask for our help with software development needs.

After overcoming the pandemic difficulties that included reducing their dev team, they were ready to take their platform to the next level and recover their development capacity and speed. Octobot was their go-to choice thanks to our unique ability to quickly assemble a senior level team, which impressed the team at Rover.

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Staff augmentation model: complementing the in-house team

Graphic image showing Rover's website.

Staff augmentation model: complementing the in-house team

We kicked off our engagement with Rover in a small, punctual project for migrating part of their system to the newest version of Django. It was the perfect opportunity for both sides to evaluate the partnership: they could review our developers’ quality and work modality, and we dug deeper into their product and practices.

After a successful first project, we decided to duplicate the team and continue to support Rover’s in-house development on different fronts.

How the app works

Search
A pet owner opens Rover and, by entering the zip code, is able to see pet sitters and walkers nearby.
Connect
After checking out the different options in the map and reading verified reviews, the pet owner contacts the person that is the best match for their needs.
Match
Users can book and pay for the services they require, thanks to Rover's 24/7 services.
Search

A pet owner opens Rover and, by entering the zip code, is able to see pet sitters and walkers nearby.

Connect

After checking out the different options in the map and reading verified reviews, the pet owner contacts the person that is the best match for their needs.

Match

Users can book and pay for the services they require, thanks to Rover's 24/7 services.

Empowering each other in a positive engagement

Historically, Octobot has predominantly worked with B2B partners, so Rover and its B2C solution brought us the best opportunity to learn more about building solutions for final users.

The processes we put in place in this project affect over 40 million users, which led us to adapt our dev practices in order to reduce downtime and elevate results with continuous deployment and integration.

1
countries
1 M
users
1 M
booked services
1 millon
cows impacted
0 +
countries
0 +
facilities
Pictures of computers and other objects such as a bottle and airpods.
Pictures of computers and other objects such as a bottle and airpods.

A team dedicated to continuous improvement

A team dedicated to continuous improvement

Nowadays we’re working on improving the platform’s backend performance, while helping them in the migration of their native mobile apps to React Native.

New projects are on the horizon and Rover has stated their interest in continuing a partnership because of our elevated service level and the many benefits that outsourcing to Latin America offers to US businesses: same time zone, cultural affinity, high English level, and more.

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