Handsome Inc, a startup in Austin – Texas, is the first networking app for beauty professionals. Gives opportunities to online community for beauty industry hustlers who want to build their portfolio, create network, get educated and find jobs.
Handsome App is winner of SoGal pitch competition and a startup successfully raised 2.5M USD in the seed round in 2021.
April Dominguez approached Perception System while she was just aiming to create in the beauty industry for women owned businesses and was continuously showing up ready to get scrappier from fundraising to product enhancement.
April selected Perception System by evaluating various aspects of capability to deliver, technology competency and work passion.
HANDSOME aimed to provide cost-effective digital networking community for wellness industry by developing a platform that connects all the stakeholders in the beauty salon sector.
The technical requirements was to build something special at Handsome App to go beyond the digital product. Hence Perception was in the lookout for an experienced technology partner that could turn their vision into a market fit product.
With the proven tack-record on delivering career marketplace solutions on hands, Perception Syste started with custom agile app development. To make the application accessible to every educator, every brand, and every professional from beauty segment on one platform, we developed app to keep users informed the way they want.
Perception designed, tested and built a custom marketplace from scratch. By placing the modern salon community at the centre and solid foundation for marketplace, we delivered HANDSOME App for Beauty Industry.
The Portfolio contains all the details of a user’s profile, that includes their City, Work, Work gallery, Skills, Education, recently viewed Microdoses, people they are following, followers etc. They can keep on updating these details at regular intervals.
Masterminds – Microdoses – Events
Masterminds are basically public groups used to coach the members of the community through challenge videos where the members can complete the challenge by posting a clip.
Microdoses are audio clips for the EDUCATION purpose of the industry where creators upload audio clips from the admin panel which are added playlist wise in different pages of the App like EDU & FORUM.
Events can be created using mobile App and admin panel for the Events happening related to the Barber Industry. It can be Online or Offline event with the details mentioned in the event created.
Rewards are of 3 types (Digital, In-person & Ships to you) which can be created and defined from the Admin Panel. Two different types of challenges can be included in a reward but 1 type at a time in each reward, completing which user can redeem the reward.
HANDSOME singled out for changing landscape in Career Marketplace by developing breakthrough applications for the beauty sector. Handsome App has now got 30K+ Active users using the education feeds and other vital features. They have received 40k+ downloads as of November 2022 and are still counting.
Handsome App was also recognized as a Top 10 Startup to watch in Texas, United States. They wanted not just an app but a digital networking platform for beauty salon professionals.
At present Handsome App is now elated and awarded as the 1st-ever Latinx founder to receive a $100,000 cash award from Google for Startups Latinx Fund.
Perception System place the highly experienced technocrats & architect as a CTO with the dedicated team collaborate with HANDSOME’s team to thoroughly understand their feature plans & ideas. A certified scrum master with agile mindset assigned to implement agile methodology to build the entire app.
Domain expert BA analysed the requirement:
Over 12 meetings before project kickstart
Gathered Data & Project Information
Defined use cases & user stories.
Defined process & project delivery strategy:
Collaboration with Stakeholders
Diagrams for App workflow
Desired list of features
Visualised with wireframes & full-featured prototype:
Initial design concept with Wireframes
FFP citing all possible workflow of App
Informational hub on navigational data flows.
Setup server-less deployment on CI/CD patterns:
Created a Serverless App Architecture
Designed API and Microservices
Optimized strategy using Lambda Computing Environment
Our Team developed & delivered with dedication:
keeping up with priorities
Continues Integration & testing
Ongoing maintenance, and support
Google Cloud Functions
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HANDSOME is the place for hairstylists, colourists experience, makeup artists, estheticians, and beauty pros to build your industry network, post questions, find answers and apply to jobs. It’s LinkedIn for beauty.
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