Korki is an online platform that connects students and teachers. The prototype of the application was developed during the #IdeaHACK hackathon, addressing the issue of limited access to education during COVID-19 lockdown.
To help students find tutors and get the support they need, no matter where they are, serial entrepreneur, Victoria Iwanowska, came up with the idea of the platform and joined forces with our developers and designers to build the prototype.
Before starting the development process, we needed to discuss the details with the ideator to list the requirements and prepare a plan of what had to be done to deliver a prototype.
We were to develop a prototype of the app within the timeframe specified by the hackathon organizers.
Under the hackathon rules, we only had 4 days to build an app prototype – starting with crystallizing the idea, through scoping, to development and design.
The hackathon required the projects to be developed with the use of one of Oracle’s technologies: APEX or OCI – both previously unknown to our team, which could be a major hurdle, especially given the challenging schedule.
Under a very tight schedule, it’s even more important to have a clear picture of what the team is trying to accomplish. The ideator, designers, and developers need to work on a shared vision to make sure the process goes smoothly. Our team held calls with the ideator to get a deeper understanding of the process and do scoping.
Teamwork makes the dreamwork – and so we rely on great collaboration. We’ve worked together on the app to make sure the designs and features live up to the expectations.
Our team managed to deliver a successful prototype in the previously unknown to them Apex technology. The app was simple, intuitive, and appealing – a good starting point to continue work on the project.
The prototype our team built won 2 out of 3 awards at the #ideaHACK hackathon. The project was also featured in an article on Forbes Poland’s website.