Hand-coded with love.
As the story usually goes, the founders of Etsy sort of stumbled onto the idea of building a peer to peer ecommerce site. Fresh out of college, they started work on a community forum GetCrafty, where one of the common topics was, apparently, how eBay sucks — at least when selling crafts.
So they built Etsy, which eventually became the eBay for crafts, without the high fees for small sellers and sans the hate from the crafting community.
Not a little community forum anymore
Here are all the technical knick-knacks that go into building the front end and the back end.
Why have one app when you can have four?
To be precise, there are two apps for iOS and two for Andorid, two for sellers and two for buyers. Apparently, Etsy didn’t fuss with making two separate modes within the same app, like Airbnb did.
Since having a single app is too mainstream, let’s see what it takes to build all four of them:
Here is your 5-piece hand-coded Etsy
Our Android team had their hands full with decoding the 2 Etsy apps.
During that time, you receive different deliverables like wireframes and modules, so you’re up to date and involved in the development process every step of the way.
With our daily rate of €400 per man-day, the total tab goes something like this: