Shareboat Peer-to-Peer Rental Website

ShareBoat is a start-up company that approached Methys to build a cutting-edge solution for the French boat charter market where boat owners and boat enthusiasts can come together. The solution allows users to book and pay for boats belonging to various boat owners on the website. This unique offering will enable boat lovers to find all kinds of boats any where in France.

The website was built using a responsive layout that provides a better user experience on all available screen sizes. The functionalities include the ability for boat owners to set up their own profile and add boats with specific availability dates. Customers that want to rent a boat can filter the offer according to various criteria and are then able to send a rental request that must be accepted by the boat owners. A complex KYC compliant payment system allow customers to transfer their payment funds to an Escrow wallet that is managed by Shareboat. Shareboat uses this Escrow wallet to process the payments once a rental is successfully completed or can alternatively refund the customer.

Methys also developed a back-end system allowing Shareboat administrators to moderate the marketplace, access reporting and statistics on all transactions, as well as update the website content.

What we did.

The following key services were completed to deliver this project.

Wireframing

Methys utilises wireframing tools to develop a visual skeleton of the application to aid in the functional analysis process. These wireframes highlight common UI & UX elements, and describe user interaction and navigational flow within the project.

Design

Design mock-ups of key application / website components are created. The final designs are presented as static images, providing a representation of the final look and feel of the project to the client before development commences.

Payment integration

Methys integrated with the payment gateway PayGenius using a KYC-compliant wallet architecture allowing transactions between boat owners and tenants for payments, deposits, refunds and commissions.

Development

Responsive PHP website built on the Laravel framework.

Quality Assurance

Quality assurance takes place by a dedicated tester to ensure the high standards of Methys and client expectations are met. Test cases are defined during the analysis process, which are used to manage all testing and QA phases.

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