There is an independent labor force of freelancers and experts in the world. I built a world-class platform for experts to monetize their expertise.
From concept to mockups to prototype to MVP to beta, we built bigSmall.io to be exceptional.
I built the expert and client’s dashboards using Meteor’s “reactive” data - changes to the database are automatically propagated to users. The video conferencing was done with WebRTC and Socket.io as a signaling server. The system was hosted on AWS with Kubernetes (way too expensive), then Google Cloud (1/2 as expensive), then Digital Ocean (1/4 expensive).
This project was an important lesson on talking to customers before building a product. After a year of development, I went to market to find out that customers had a different problem. These were some an expensive but valuable lesson in entrepreneurship: build a team, work towards the next business milestone, talk with customers constantly.