The plan was that the project would allow a limited number of users in different cities to buy a membership for the program. Verified users are to have access to a range of travel services of different nature and interests. What they have in common is the fact that everything is planned in advance - the client does not have to worry about the organizational issues of the trip and can enjoy vacation without any troubles. Additionally, traveling with Manifest also provides a unique opportunity for networking - members travel in small groups with other users, which is conducive to establishing contacts, including business relationships. And isn’t that easier when all your other needs are met?
Every great adventure starts with assembling a team. Client representatives - CPO and CTO were joined by our Project Manager, 3 developers, Quality Assurance Specialist and an architect. In 2018 we started the project by crafting a heavy build. We have divided our entire journey into weekly episodes: weekly sprints helped make the weakest part of the development process immediately apparent and allowed the team to get the most out of the available time; weekly demos let the client keep his finger on the pulse and watch their concept grow up right before their eyes.
MVP / Minimal Viable Product /
In the first phase of product development, we focused primarily on the analysis of potential users. MVP made it possible to set up accounts for members to sign up for tour waitlists. Thanks to this, our client could find out which destinations and forms of recreation are the most popular. Manifest focused then on organizing the first trips exactly where the members wanted to go. In addition to the already mentioned functionalities, the MVP provided the possibility of handling marketing tasks, user management and general support for the real product. We also integrated a payment feature allowing the members to conveniently pay their annual or monthly fees.