The all-in-one electric vehicles subscription-based marketplace platform, connecting drivers with EV rentals.
The main goal was to design and develop an online subscription platform that simplifies things for consumers, as well as allowing them easy access to a complete, customized bundle of EV related services. elmo aim was to make usage of electric cars comfortable and well-suited for users’ preferences.
DeSmart delivered RWD single-page application based on Gatsby.js and PHP Laravel (Nova), front- and back-end respectively. Gatsby is a free and open-source framework based on React.js that helps developers build blazing-fast websites and apps. Nova is a beautifully designed administration panel for Laravel, crafted to make backend development very productive. Development involved a number of integrations - GoCardless for Xero responsible for payments and invoices among others.
Core functionalities developed in a process were:
Our dedicated team responsible for agile/scrum software development was created out of 3 back-end, 2 front-end developers supported by QA tester, project manager, and UX/UI designer using Adobe Xd and Zeplin to communicate with client and handoff to developers. Slack remained the main real-time communication platform for the project.
Oliver Jones and Luke Gavin, the London-based pioneer entrepreneurs, are key characters standing behind elmo. They are a new generation of technologists and innovators joining forces to disrupt and redefine the Electric Vehicles (EVs) automotive market.
Behind the scenes
The cooperation between DeSmart and elmo has continued after the MVP launch though the second version released in the early 2020 and platform maintenance stage later on.