What Client Was Expecting from Perception System?

HandsomeInc, a startup in Austin, Texas was looking to create an app for Beauty industry. A winner of SoGal pitch competition and a startup successfully raised Seed round in 2021. They approached Perception System and selected by evaluating various aspects like our capability to delivery, technology competency and passion. They wanted not just an app development but an End to End app development solution.

How Did Perception evaluate Needs of Client?

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 a an Epic and then created sprint plan. In the first month we planed 4 weekly sprints.

Perception System assigned a certified scrum master to implement agile mindset and agile methodology to build the startup.

Agile Scrum

We followed the Agile Scrum methodology to manage and execute the app. We listed features of the system as product backlogs and development carried in a iterative & incremental delivery model.

Development Methodology

We have adopted Test Driven Development approach to result a quality product.


We consulted and implemented HandsomeApp in Micro-services & Event Driven Architecture on AWS Cloud. Using Micro-services we could produce 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 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.