A web platform for a peer-to-peer storage service

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.

The challenge

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.

The solution

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.

Here are the key features of the solution we developed for Sharebee:

The Results