Sharebee was founded by three Montereal-based entrepreneurs in 2016. Their startup —often dubbed “AirBnB of storage”— allows individuals to exchange storage spaces like rooms, garages, basements, and parking spaces.
The company gained great popularity following its early appearance on the angel investors’ TV show Dragons Den. The great media exposure also increased the number of users on the platform to more than 5,000. As a result, Sharebee have rebranded and adjusted their business model, in response to high demand for handling and warehousing.
Sharebee currently operates under the name Spaceful, and they still use features and functionality from the original app.
Providing a great user experience is an integral part of Sharebee’s service. They needed to ensure the same great user experience for both tenants and landlords to maintain their growth rate, and increase their retention rates.
Sharebee needed a custom application that’s both scalable and easy to maintain. We chose Laravel PHP for the backend part of the app, and VueJS for the frontend. The data would be stored in MySQL databases.
Sharebee now has a custom, bilingual, interconnected website with all the functionalities they need for their business operations and customer interactions
The custom structure that we created for Sharebee allows them to continuously adapt to the ever-changing needs of the market. The well-documented code also allows Sharebee’s in-house developers to make certain modifications independently.
Code ownership combined with well-configured servers made security breaches much less likely, and provides maximum security for user data.