About the Client

Client’s Company: Handsome

Location USA

Industry Beauty & Talent Acquisition

Handsome Inc, a startup in Austin – Texas, was looking to create an app for Beauty and barber professionals. A winner of SoGal pitch competition and a startup successfully raised 2.5M USD in the seed round in 2021.

Services we offered

  • Digital Transformation
  • Mobile app development
  • Web development
  • Brand identity
  • AWS

The Challenge

Handsome approached Perception System and selected us by evaluating various aspects like our capability to deliver, technology competency and work passion. They wanted not just an app but a digital networking platform for beauty salon professionals.

Reliable IT Partner

Handsome’s top-most concern was to have a trustful reliable IT partner having a long vision.

Industry Expertise

They were in a search of experts who have develop products with similar features and industry.

On-going Support

They wanted a software company who can provide continuous long-term development support for their product.

Project Scope

The dedicated team at Perception System scheduled 3 video calls with Co-Founders (April Dominguez & Nikki Dominguez) & Interim CTO to thoroughly understand their feature plans & ideas.

Based on phone calls we created an Epic and then created sprint plan. In the first month we planned 4 weekly sprints. Perception System assigned a certified scrum master to implement agile mindset and agile methodology to build the startup.


We allocated our top Business Analysts to analyze the client’s requirements. In the beginning, the software development team has analyzed the concept of hypothetically. Afterward, we have closely inspected the entire process and defined user stories.

Project Planning

Based on our findings, we created flow diagrams for the entire workflow and plan the project development process by defining technical implementations.

Project Architecture

Perception System defined the entire Mobile App architecture with navigation, modules, and data interactions with backend system which runs on Firebase.

Wireframe & Prototypes

After several attempts and meetings with the client-side team, our Mobile App designers have prepared wireframes and prototypes citing all possible workflow diagrams, navigation, and data flows.



Agile Scrum

We followed the Agile Scrum methodology to develop the app. We listed features as product backlogs and started working in an iterative & incremental delivery model.

Development Methodology

We adopted test driven design and development approach to result a high-quality app as a final product.


We consulted and implemented the App in Micro-services & Event Driven Architecture on AWS Cloud. We produced a Micro feature every week for trial and expansion.


We built using the combination of iOS Swift, Node JS, Google Cloud Functions, AWS Lambda, SQS and Aurora RDS.

Support & Maintenance

We committed for long-term support and maintenance with a feasible plan sign up by the client creating a healthy development partnership.

We Used

  • swift-original

    iOS Swift

  • nodejs-original


  • google-cloud

    Cloud Functions

  • firebase


  • AWS


  • Lambda


  • SQS


  • RDS


  • S3



Milestones & Deliverables

We decided milestones and deliverables with the consent of the client and delivered entire solution in the continuous delivery model within the predefined timeline.


Handsome App has now got daily 400 active users using the education feeds feature and they have received 15k+ downloads as of February 2020 and counting. Handsome App was also recognized as a Top 10 Startup to watch in Texas, United States.


The client is very impressed by our Service, Approach, Support and Quality of Delivery within the Time & Budget. Perception System is actively working for the Handsome App to launch many more problem solving features to the Industry.

Value Delivered


Striking Features

Path 24

Create a Portfolio

Group 17

Gain Recognition

Group 16

Earn Credibility


Build your network


Get Hired



Registered Customers


Job Posts


Creative Portfolios


News Feeds

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