What Client Was Expecting from the Perception System?

HANDSOME is the place for hairstylists, colorists, makeup artists, estheticians, and beauty pros to build your industry network, post questions, find answers, and apply to jobs. It’s the LinkedIn for beauty. It’s is career community transforming the beautyindustry, where you can build your digital portfolio.It’s also the go-to place for the industry to showcase education, expertise, ask questions, find answers, post and apply to jobs with your digital resume.Handsome App has filled-up the gap of beauty industry, the industry which is unserved and is 80% powered by women. Handsome App solved the industry gap with a unique solution served through iPhone application and is currently targeted only in United States. In 2020, Handsome App was recognized as a top 10 startup towatch in Texas, United States.

How Did Perception evaluate Needs of Client?

First of all, Perception had scheduled couple of sessions with client to thoroughly understand the concept and expectations of their dream project. We did brainstorming and raised as many questions as we could to confirm our understanding and vision. We leveraged an iterative method to get feedback early and designed user-flow diagrams, sketches and wireframes before moving to high-fidelity design and prototypes. Perception Team wanted to test the hypotheses, and then quickly develop a prototype of the product, find out what potential customers can think of, hence we’ve chosen the methodology of Design sprints. Perception Team then started creating the storyboard, on the basis of which prototype will be created and tested with end-users. We then designed interactive prototype that involves the full path of the product and user interaction and shown-up to client to get their approval. Based on the feedback we designed fully functional interactive prototype in order to move forward to the development phase.

Development Methodology

We followed the Agile KANBAN methodology to manage and execute the system. We have listed features of the system as product backlogs and development carried in a continuous delivery model.

Behavior-Driven Development

We have adopted BDD approaches to bring collaboration between client-side team across thevarious branches and development team along with seamless communications.


We broke down the entire development process using WBS (Work Breakdown Structure) methodologies to address almost all requirements of client-organization.


We used the combination of iOS Swift, Node JS and Cloud Functions.

Support & Maintenance

We have committed for long-term support and maintenance with a feasible plan sign up by the client.

Genuine Approaches Taken by us for Handsome App Development


We have 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 have created flow diagrams for the entire workflow and plan the project development process by defining technical implementations.

Project Architecture

Perception has 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.

Striking Features of Handsome App



Create a portfolio

showcase your individuality, skills, and education


Earn credibility

post questions, share answers, get upvoted


Gain recognition

give and get professional endorsements & recognitions


Build your network

connect with peers and find mentors


Get hired 

find and apply to the best jobs in the beauty industry



Create a business profile

showcase your style and culture


Collaborate with industry leaders

share knowledge & build community


Promote your business

build your brand when you’re hiring, or not


Post a job

customize a post in just a few taps (the first one is free!)


Hire the best

review professional candidate portfolios in the app

Technologies We Used

  • iOS Swift

  • Node.JS

  • Cloud Functions

  • Firebase

Final Result

Milestones & Deliverables

We have 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.


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